Wedding Ideas and Inspiration: Mason Jars
One of the most adorable trends I have seen this year is centered on mason jars. They are great little containers that at one time were only used for jams and canning, and can now be found as the entire theme for a whole wedding! Check out these great inspiration photos I found from around the web, and the awesome little DIY included at the end of this post for your own mason jar crafting!
These jars have been strung from a tree a filled with a little water. Add a fresh flower bloom and voila! Romantic ceremony or reception décor! Source
These cute raffia-tied jars are so simple, yet so wonderful! Line them up down a long table, or cluster them together on a round table for an elegant centerpiece. Source
Add these adorable favor boxes to your tables and carry on the theme when your guests head home! Source
DIY Blue Mason Jars Instructions from Ramshakleglam.com
Some of the older ball jars were blue, and have now become a staple in creating an elegant, vintage look. Having a hard time finding blue jars for your collection? No worries, make clear jars blue (or any other color) with this easy DIY tutorial from Ramshackleglam.com
Video Instruction can be found here on youtube:
start with this…
And, with minimal effort, end up with this.
What you need:
- Mason jars
- Wax paper
- Vitrea 160 Glass Paint in Turquoise
- Paint thinner (this is optional; add some paint thinner if you’d like a sheerer blue than what’s pictured)
- Something to apply paint: I used part of a Magic Eraser because that’s what I had laying around, but you could use anything from a lint-free cloth (ideal) to a paintbrush (may leave streaks) to a rag. I would use a combo of a lint-free cloth for the body of the jars, and then a small paintbrush for the lip.
Follow the video instruction or visit Ramshackleglam.com for details.