(Closed) DIY centrepiece help/suggestions!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrsalexander:  Questions:

Are they standard one quart jars? Are they all the same size? It’s hard to tell in the pic with nothing for comparison.

How many jars do you have and how many centerpieces do you need?

Are they all frosted? Are any of them clear or different colors?

I think the balance is off in your pic. The weight is at the top. Do you want to use the grapevine pomanders? If so, you could paint the jars with some chalkboard paint like this pic and use some votives on the table.

chalkboard paint + Mason Jars= centerpieces

candles in the jars

Mason jar centerpieces with candles

Are you open to using any flowers? Perhaps something like this with one head of hydrangea and candles in the other jars?

Blue Mason Jars, Candles, Shells & Hydrangeas - Beach Wedding Centerpieces

Or, using hydrangea again but only in one jar with tealights or votives on the table- so summery

mason jar centerpiece

If you are open to some flowers, babies breath is inexpensive and pretty with mason jars.

Mason jar wedding centerpiece

mason jar with minimal flowers elevated on a wood slab with smaller jars as candle holders

cute mason jar centerpiece

candles in the jar and real or sik flowers on the table

Mason-Jar-Candle-Centerpiece

 you could make small terrariums

Use mason jars to create small terrariums for a great floral centerpiece

wheat in the jar on a stack of books

wheat stalk and mason jar centerpieces

grasses, fruit and seedpods

Mason Jar Centerpieces

photos

mason jar with photo inside centerpiece

 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

step 1. spray paint them

step 2. put flowers in them

What is the ball on top exactly?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsWBS:  It is a grapevine ball.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrsalexander:  I suggest you google and search on Pinterest for pomander centerpieces. You can use the grapevine balll in the exact same way.

Check out this recent post about pomander centerpieces.

Pomander centerpieces…was in love, now underwhelmed. Help.

See the pic with the pomander on the white tray with other small items?

You could do something like that. Place the grapevine ball on a wood slab (you can cut them yourself) add a couple of small interesting pieces that suit the theme or style of your wedding. Don’t forget that you can get almost anything at the thrift or Dollar store and spray paint them all the same color and get a fabulous look.

Perhaps use some small moss balls

You can include the mason jars with the above idea. On the wood slab you would have a mason jar with a votive candle inside, the grapevine ball down low on the slab, maybe some small moss balls , river rock or some  chachkas sparay painted all one color.

You could  also use your mason jars with a photo inside for table numbers.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Why can’t you use the mason jars (with candles in them) to line your aisle with and then just come up with something else to do with the grapevine spheres for the centerpieces

Post # 10
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Helper bee

My Fiance is into hunting so we collected all the feathers off the birds that he and his family has “caught” and I arranged them in the mason jar with some moss looking stuff in the inside of the jar with ribbon around it. Total cost for my centerpieces is less than 4 dollars including candles and ribbon.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

You can pick up a huge bag from Michaels for like $7. It looks like dried moss stuff…. sorry I dont know the name

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mrsalexander:  

       I really love, love, love the ball (it’s like a lantern kinda style and I’m just a lantern lover!) and I really like the mason jar. If you and your guy would like to have them both on the same centerpiece, I think you could take advantage that the ball seems very light weighted and you can use it as a very cool hanging mini-lantern!! How about that? (You must be wondering now how in the world you could do something like that on the centerpiece). I don’t know if you where thinking about using only one or several balls in the centerpiece but let me tell you how I’m picturing it.

First, you would need to fill at least half of the mason jar with sand, rocks, cristals or whatever you want that has considerable weight. Then, you can go to the dollar store to get any sort of sticks but it’s important that the sticks are light weighted (it’ll be great if they had a hook in one of the ends!). Then you just have to tie the ball to one of the ends of the stick (or to the hook if any). You can tie it with ribbon or something but make sure the ribbon is long enough becasue the ball is supposed to hang from the stick (also, make sure the stick is long enough for the ball to hang). After that, you just get the stick stuck into the sand -or rocks- inside the mason jar and voilá! You’ll have a beautiful hanging lantern! (or lanterns, if you are planning to use several). Just don’t place the stick vertical but a little inclined so the ball can hang from there. Maybe you would have to place this centerpiece on a plate or something so it doesn’t look arid, but I definitely think it’s a great idea to incorporate those great string balls and mason jars in a centerpiece!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mrsalexander: 

          I couldn’t find any picture to represent my idea above but the picture below shows king of the same principle (only that, the way I pictured it in my mind, the sticks would have to be waaaaay shorter and the base would be a mason jar).

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