Monday, May 2, 2011

mason jar centerpieces.

I've been working with a client on centerpiece ideas with mason jars, or any type of glass jar, really.  

We are both really loving the simplicity of glass jars as centerpieces, and there are so many ways to make them your own.  The jars are just the canvas, and we get to paint them however the heck we want!

Here is a little inspiration for you in hopes of getting your own wheels turning to paint your own canvas.


1.) Wild flowers.  You can even grow your own right before your wedding.  Your local nursery should have different variety bags or boxes for you to choose from at a very reasonable price.



2.) Picture displays.  You can display pictures of your lives together, pictures of your parents' or close friends' or family's wedding - anything!



3.) Twigs.  From your backyard?  From your neighbor's backyard?  From the side of the road?  Is that legal?

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4.) Wheat.  To be honest, I would probably find the closest wheat farm, knock on their door, and ask if I can take a couple of handfuls for my wedding.  I'm sure they would be happy to contribute, as most wheat farms have acres and acres full.  Voila - free!

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5.) Floating candles.  I love the raffia too.



6.) Doily luminaries.  This one, of course, is the winner in my personal book of favorites, due to my recent obsession with lace and doilies.

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Look at all of these fabulous, simple, and budget-friendly mason jar masterpieces!

If you have any other ideas on how to create something out of nothing with a mason jar or any glass jar, please share!  I'd love to hear.

Now go out and paint your canvas.

Or your mason jar.

Cheers.

8 comments:

  1. Loved our mason jar centerpieces at our wedding, and received a lot of compliments on how great they were!

    Great post, Ali!

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  2. Beautiful! Where did you find your doilies?

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  3. I love the photos in the jars.

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  4. Hi! I love them all, especialy the one with the lace.
    And an idea: Hairspray inside the jar, then shake some gliter or sand or anything that can stick on the hair spray and create an effect. Then add a candle inside the jar.

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    1. I am so using that idea!

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  5. I love that idea!

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  6. Really like the simplicty of the mason jars. Could even colour the water if you wanted to match with other decorative details

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  7. MY FAVORITE IS THE DOLLIES IN THE JAR. BUT I ALSO LOVE THE IDEA OF THE HAIR SPAY AND GLITTER. MAYBE I'LL TRY THE HAIR SPRAY WITH GLITTER AND THEN ADD DOLLIES. THEN I CAN TELL ALL WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

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