(Closed) Mason Jar Centerpiece

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My pictures are always too big! Here’s another try…

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Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I should add that my sister, my aunt and I cut all the flowers for the centerpieces ourselves the day before the wedding from wildflowers and greens on and around our property. (Yes, we made sure to always leave at least 15 flowers of each kind standing to insure their return next summer -a sustainable practice I learned a long time ago.) We supplemented the arrangements with purchases from the farmer’s market and a local farm stand. I made 24 arrangements total, which took about 4 hours.

For each arrangement, I started with a bright pink colored flower like astilbe, then added yellow and orange stems (black-eyed susan), slowly turning the arrangement as I added each stem to keep the bright pink flower at the center. Then I added white (daisies) flowers, always adding and turning, adding and turning. Around the outside I added some ferns for a soft look.

We stored them in our cellar overnight so they stayed nice and cool. Our wedding was in a tent in the back field and while the temperature reached the low 80’s that weekend, none of them looked wilted at all and they kept for several days.

The jars cost around $20 for two cases of 12 jars. I spent an additional $40 on flowers from the farmer’s market and the farm stand. $60 for 24 centerpieces: not to bad!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re also doing mason jars!

What we’ve decided to do for centerpieces is get old picture frames (round or square 8×10), paint them black and rough them up a little. Lay that flat on the table. Then we’re putting one of the bigger mason jars in the middle with a candle in it. Around the base of the jar (still inside the frame) we’re putting spanish moss with a few random daisies around the bottom. Then outside of the frame, we’re going to put little tea light candles. We did all of that for under $5 a table! Secondhand stores are AWESOME as far as frames go!! Plus finding jars at hardware stores are a good bet, too, and they come a lot cheaper.

I hope this helps! Good luck!

<3

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We used mason jars too!!  These were on the cocktail tables outside on the patio.

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