(Closed) Incorporating color into mason jar centerpieces

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you want to keep the floating candle, then I would use a thicker purple ribbon, maybe a 1/2 inch thick & don’t tie it.

However, to help balance it. I would use a votive vs. the floating & I do like the look of moss on the bottom like these:

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can you dye the water a purple color?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree with coloring the water either purple or orange. A thicker ribon may work. Perhaps different lace, or try painting/dying the lace purple? That might be kind of neat. Otherwise you could try adding purple beading to the bottom of the mason jar? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What if you painted the mason jars with the lace on the removed the lace so you have purple jar with lace detail. I think that would be pretty cost effective too!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SFreeman2187: That sounds lovely!

 

Also, what about a colored candle? What will go underneath the jar? (we’re doing eggplant napkins beneath ours, stamped with our monogram)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@AliveWithLove: That second idea sounds really beautiful! Although I can see hunting that many vintaged frames turning into a PITA. 🙁  What about scoring some wooden ones from Ikea or some place, spray painting them with a matte purple or rust, and then distressing the paint to make them look old?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you need a larger piece of lace (that covers a broader area of the jar), a thicker ribbon and some sort of “closure” to give it a focal point (whether it be a vintage broach, crystal gem, flower, or monogram). I think you are on the right track!

To add in colour you can try glass colourer, dye the water a colour you like, add in coloured crystals to the jar, or use a coloured candle.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@SFreeman2187: What a beautiful idea!!! I love it!

Perhaps you could try doing something with the top of the mason jar:
 

I agree with the suggestion that you might want to use wider lace to cover more of the jar. This is a really cool idea using doilies that looks so elegant!:
 

To make this you will need: Mason jars, doilies, adhesive spray and burlap, ribbons or buttons.  First spray the jars with adhesive spray and then press the doilies onto the jars as smoothly as possible.  Let dry and then tie ribbons, burlap or add buttons to your jar and you are done! 

Or purple gems in the bottom of the jar:
 

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ive seen some with a thick colored ribbion underneath the lace

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

what about a thick purple ribbon UNDER the lace? then the lace will really pop.

 

 

i’m doing a very similar look with lace over mason jars right now. deciding on the ribbon as well. my big problem is i want to use fake candles and hiding them in stone isn’t working. i just can’t figure out how to not make them look lame!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

love it

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