(Closed) Will lit candles break a mason jar?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Corilee13:  Good Point!  I didn’t see your post before I wrote mine. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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.

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