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I decided to use my day off to try and mock up a centerpiece idea I had. Like most of my ideas, it’s not quite coming out how I envisioned it.
My original idea was to use ribbon around the jar over the lace, but I just think it cheapens it a ton! Especially if I tie it in a bow. Do you think it would work with thicker ribbon? Although with just the lace I think it is too plain. I really would like to incorporate the purple somehow with my centerpiece. Orange is a secondary color for my wedding as well and could be used.
Other ideas: Dying the mason jars a light purple using glass color, adding in rocks to the bottom, tying ribbon to the top (although I tried this and still think it cheapens the look), flowers?
I would like to stay away from flowers. Another thing I saw was stuffing the jars with spanish moss and twinkle lights… do those come in small lengths and battery operated?
Opinions appreciated!!! Our wedding is this summer, end of June if that helps with the season!
Post # 3
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
Can you dye the water a purple color?
Post # 5
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
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!
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Post # 8
@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 # 9
so many things to try! here are my thoughts:
love the lace idea, but I have a few worries. My mason jars have all the writing on them, not sure how that will look after painting a lace stencil over.
I also found this and I’m wondering if I could do something similar. This one looks a little messy to me. Do they make sheer spray paint for glass?
Fiance says we should try dying the lace purple and orange… will probably try to get more pastel colors so it doesn’t look really cheap, I’m going for a soft romantic look here.
@AnnieAAA: Love the moss and votive idea, do you think it would still work with lace?
One more thing I just stumbled upon… (TGIPinterest!)
Dying the lace a light purple/orange and buy the tall spool so it can cover the whole jar. Then using a white ribbon / fabric or paper flower? Or keeping the lace white and using colored ribbon / flower? Too ambitious?
Post # 10
@atalante: Round tables, so I am thinking maybe a purple fabric square?
Although I would love to find some rustic and worn picture frames, fill with spanish moss and set the mason jar inside with maybe a few smaller jars clustered around, or just votive candles.
Haven’t thought too far ahead of that though. Just no mirrors.
Post # 11
@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
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
@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
Ive seen some with a thick colored ribbion underneath the lace
Post # 15
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!