Friday, June 17, 2011

Doityourself wedding centerpieces from mason jars

Do-it-yourself wedding centerpieces from mason jars

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Mason jar centerpieces add a hint of Southern charm to your wedding. While a black tie formal wedding isn’-t a good fit for centerpieces made with Mason jars, a rustic wedding or simple outdoor reception is perfect. Flower bouquets, a few large flowers or floating blooms can be used in a Mason jar centerpiece. If you’-re looking for a romantic feel with the centerpieces, consider using votive candles in the jars. Ribbons allow you to incorporate your wedding colors into the centerpieces.

Things You'll Need

  • Mason jars
  • Flowers
  • Branches
  • Ferns
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Candles
  • Sand
  • Seashell or starfish


  1. Flowers

    • 1

      Fill Mason jars halfway with water to keep the flowers fresh.

    • 2

      Trim the flowers to the finished height and place in the Mason jars. Flowers such as hydrangea, gerbera daisies, peonies and wildflowers are beautiful or you can evoke a nature feel by using fern leaves and branches.

    • 3

      Tie a ribbon in your wedding colors on the jar’-s mouth if using a few flowers or around the flower stems if you have a full bouquet.


    • 4

      Place a votive candle at the bottom of each Mason jar. You may want to use a couple of jars for centerpieces at each table if you are having an evening reception. As an alternative, fill the jars halfway with water and use floating candles.

    • 5

      Tie a medium width ribbon into a bow on the mouth of the jar.

    • 6

      Light the candles just before the reception to make them last.


    • 7

      Add two inches of clean sand (available at most craft stores) to the bottom of each Mason jar.

    • 8

      Stand a medium sized seashell or starfish up on top of the sand inside the jar.

    • 9

      Tie a wide band ribbon around the mouth of the Mason jar to finish the centerpiece.

Tips &- Warnings

  • If you want to enhance the rustic country feel even more, use raffia instead of ribbon.

  • Try setting the jars on a wood platform or a burlap table runner.

  • Instead of water, fill jars with coffee beans and stick the flower stems into the coffee beans.

  • Using candles will make the Mason jars hot to the touch so let them cool before trying to remove the candle.


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