(Closed) Mason Jar Centerpiece

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t have pictures yet.  We’re going to hang mason jars down the aisle with flowers in them and then move them inside for the reception.  They’ll have calla lillies and green roses in them.  We’re also putting candles in other jars with small river rocks on the inside.  I’m trying to decide if I’ll add a ribbon around the tops of each of the jars in our wedding colors.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

Didn’t Mrs Cherry pie have mason jars?  Search for her posts. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Another option to buying mason jars is to use jars as you empty them at home! Pickle jars, taco sauce jars, Pasta sauce, etc… I saved some up & filled them with flowers to put randomly around my reception area. It would also be cute to have 3 different size jars as the centerpieces filled with flowers.  Good Luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

you can also just do a google image search of "mason jar centerpiece" and a ton of images come up. we were going to do mason jars but it turned out to be really hard to find them for us–so now we’re doing starbuck frappucino bottles as our centerpieces (they’re like mini milk jars).

this photo has been my wedding inspiration and it has a mason jar centerpiece with lavender.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oZuFDni50Qs/SX6IRJCGnEI/AAAAAAAAGOI/mqmBi0_k2EQ/s1600-h/340.jpg

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

This image came from Elizabeth Anne Designs (another wedding blog) and is my inspiration for my centerpieces. We are doing Mason jars (or Ball jars, whatever we scrounge up at home, local shops, or flea markets) with wildflowers that I plan to cut a couple days before (supplemented with farmer’s market purchases, if necessary).

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Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think I’m using mason or ball jars…but those little jelly jars with the quilt pattern are so pretty.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We did candles in ours, I posted an example below. Flowers would also be gorgeous!!!

One thing: standard pillar candles won’t fit in a standard mason jar since they are just a tidge too wide.  We had to order ours from quickcandles on Ebay (smaller in diameter). [attachment=466447,63053]

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Absolutely beautiful idea for the mason jar centerpieces.  Seems they create much more of a relaxed and lovely vibe..I think I’ve found what I want 😀

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m currently saving and washing all the jars I empty at home.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We considered doing this because we actually can our own vegetables at his parents’ farm, so we have hundreds of jars already. I also found some great flower pots on clearance for $0.25, so I am not sure yet what the final decor will be! My vision with the jars would be to have long tables with a runner down the middle and have larger jars with flowers (two or three per table) and then have smaller jars with candles running in and out down the length of the table around the flower ones. I wanted a very full look. I think it can be rustic elegant if you do it well. I love the pictures everyone has posted! This is making me want to go back to that look haha. I think Sandia has the right idea, too. If you have time, you can save tons of money by just washing out and taking the labels off pickle jars, jelly jars, whatever you already use. Since the entire look of mason jars is already a little bit sweetly undone, mismatched jars actually match the vibe. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been collecting antique blue Ball canning jars for about a year now, and I’m trying to get a variety of different sizes. I have heard that if you are using older jars, you should not light candles in them because the glass is delicate and the heat can cause it to shatter. I’m going to fill mine with flowers, but I bet you could use those little flickering battery-powered tea lights for a candle effect.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I received a priavte message asking what size jars I ended up using. I thought I’d share my answer with the whole group.

I used quart-sized jars. We also used the centerpieces to hold the table names (we did names instead of numbers, using the names of the Hawaiian islands to continue our luau theme).

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m doing a combination of mason jars and milk jars. Here’s an example:

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