Centerpiece Mockup… Cast Your Vote! ;)

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which centerpiece combo should I go with?
    Option 1: Leave Both Unpainted : (11 votes)
    7 %
    Option Two: Paint Both : (52 votes)
    32 %
    Option 3: Paint Mason Jar Only : (35 votes)
    22 %
    Option 4: Paint Lantern Only : (64 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 2
    694 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Looove option 2 by far 🙂 They look great!

    Post # 3
    3514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014


    Post # 4
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    idolina:  4! but only because i love the look of a clear mason jar 😉 these are beautiful!

    Post # 5
    42166 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    To me, it’s not about the paint color so much as the height. The flowers and the lantern are almost exactly the same height. I would raise one of them up on something- a stack of books, a wood slab etc.

    Failing that, I would turn the table number frame sideways to get some height differential somewhere

    Post # 7
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I prefer them both painted, but they really look great either way!

    As someone who painted mason jars – can I give some unsolicited advice? I would buy some thin paint in the color that you like and paint the inside of the mason jars. It looks so much nicer to have the paint on the inside and the shiny glass on the outside. You do this by pouring the paint into the jar and rolling it around until the paint is spread all over the inside of the jar. Then you pour the excess into the next jar and repeat. It’s easiest to do all your jars at the same time. I did this but I made the mistake of trying to thin out acrylic paint and it didn’t mix evenly and so I had a lot of problems with streaking. If I were doing it again I would buy housepaint from the hardware store in the color I wanted and use that since it’s fairly thin, I think it would be the right consistency. However, if you go this route, you can’t add water to the mason jars! I did paper flowers, so it wasn’t an issue for me. If you’re doing live flowers you’d have to have some sort of insert or those little water holder thingys they put on some flower stems. Which might make it too much of a pain. Just a thought. Here’s how mine turned out:

    Post # 8
    6794 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    I don’t have a favorite, and I think they all look nice – even together. Maybe mix it up and make every table different? 

    Post # 10
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted option 4, but I think mixing them up would look nice too.

    Post # 12
    339 posts
    Helper bee

    I picked paint both but what about using a glitter gold for the jar or shimmer blue of sorts? Im a person that loves bling and diy!

    Post # 14
    42166 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    idolina:  If you decide to paint the jars on the inside, it’s just one more step to be able to use the jars as a vase with water and fresh flowers.

    After you have covered the inside of the jar with paint,turn the jar upside down and drain out the excess paint, let the jar dry upside down on a rack placed over some sheets of newspaper to catch any drips. When the paint is completely dry, do the same thing with clear polyurethane. It wil dry and protect the paint from chipping by the flower stems. (I use any acrylic paint, but water it down a bit).

    It’s really easy to paint jars on the inside using this technique.

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