Hi, everyone, I’m Amy, a.k.a, Ms. Toody Goo Shoes. It‘s Weddings In A Jar week over here at A Little CLAIREification, and I’m pitching in with this easy idea for DIY mason jar wedding centerpieces.
I’ve got three…count ’em, THREE…weddings to go to in the next year. One of them is going to be in a barn — which I think will be so cool — and that inspired me to come up with an idea for a rustic floral centerpiece. Mason jars, burlap and lace just scream “barn,” don’t you think?
Here are the supplies you will need (affiliate links included for your convenience):
Mason jars (size of your choice)
Glass pedestals (available at craft stores), or candlesticks with flat top
Chalkboard table signs (I got mine at Michael’s Craft Store)
What I like about this centerpiece is that it can work on any size table, by varying the number of jars you use. The more you use, the bigger the statement. Even a single jar will work on a small table.
For this display, I used one 16-ounce jar and three quart-size jars and to create the pedestals and I used two candlesticks of different heights.
Ready to get started?
Turn the water light on.
Trust me, you will not want to dig it out once the flowers are arranged in the jars.
Stick a glue dot to the bottom of the water light, and place it in the bottom of the jar, using tongs.
Push down gently to make sure it stays put.
If you don’t want your centerpieces to have lighting, skip this step.
But, they sure are pretty all lit up.
Next, you’ll need to bond the jar to the pedestals with glass glue. Full disclosure here… I wanted to re-use my candlesticks, so I used (affil. link) Blue Stick putty, which adhered more than sufficiently for a blog shoot (also, my ribbon is wide enough to hide the blue putty).
However, if you are inviting me…or any other clumsy guests to your wedding, definitely use the glue (applied according to manufacturer‘s instructions), to insure that the jars don’t get knocked off their pedestals.
Cut the ribbon to fit around the jar. I used a very wide ribbon to hide most of the jar, so that I didn’t have to worry about the stems showing at the bottom. Feel free to use whatever width you want.
Secure the ribbon to the jar using glue dots.
I love this burlap and lace ribbon that has a little sparkle to it! (I got it at Michael’s).
Cut the flowers, and place in the jar.
Write the table number on the chalkboard table sign with a chalk pen – it’s a much cleaner look than regular chalk – then place it into the jar.
Arrange the jars on a tray, or, if you desire, the jars can be placed directly on the table. Position the jars so that the centerpiece looks attractive from all angles. I used a smaller jar on the “back” side of my display.
Hide the ribbon seams by turning them in towards the middle.
Fill the trays with filler of your choice. I used river rocks, since the barn wedding was my inspiration.
Sea glass would be great for a beach wedding; glass gems can be used to match any wedding colors.
If you are not using a tray, scatter the rocks, sea glass or gems on the table around the jars.
This centerpiece is totally customizable, from the ribbon, to the filler, to the flowers! They would also be perfect for an engagement party or shower.
I hope you’ll check out some other Wedding in a Jar ideas at the blogs below. I’ll be back over here at Claire’s in a few weeks…in the meantime, you can find me over at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes. Please stop by and say hello!