Post # 1
Future Mother-In-Law and I were playing around with our CP this weekend. We are planning on doing flowers in large mason jars for half the tables and the other half doing 3 mason jars with river rocks at the bottom, half-filled with water, with floating candles with a navy satin ribbon, lace, and leather wrapped around them (one wrapping for each jar of course). (These will be on top of birch slabs with a few loose roses and moss in the space between the jars).
So first question: What do you think of these (sorry the pic is from a cell phone so it’s not the best lighting)? We are going for a rustic, outdoorsy feel for the wedding.
Second more important question: Future Mother-In-Law in concerned the jars will break from the heat of the flame. Does anyone have experience with this (candles in mason jars as CP I mean)? We aren’t using blue mason jars but these are Fiance great-grandmother’s so they are definitely old…
Post # 3
I love these centerpieces! I think they will go great for your rusticy wedding.
I am not sure if they will break though.
Post # 4
Mason jars are built to stand up to the high heat of canning so no they shouldn’t break. Canning gets hotter in some canners than the flame will make the glass.
On another note: I love these! I think they are charming. However, I would take the lace off the one, it hides the pretty rocks :). I do like the ties around the tops though, maybe you can have lace around the top or something.
Post # 5
no, as long as the jars are open topped (no caps or lids) you will be fine, we have used them as candle holders many times before.
Post # 6
We put candles in a bunch of mason jars for our reception and didn’t have any problems, but the ones we used for the candles were new jars. If yours are sentimental because of your great-grandmother, maybe you could use those for something else and get new ones for the candles (?) I’m not an expert on glass and candles though.
Post # 7
@Corilee13: Good Point! I didn’t see your post before I wrote mine.
Post # 8
I did some research on this before my wedding – if you get NEW mason jars that are made for CANNING, you will not have any problems with breakage.