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Mason Jars for Wedding Decorations: Rustic, Beautiful, & Cheap!

Updated on January 21, 2017

Mason Jars Are For More Than Just Canning!

Everyone seems to have one rolling around in their cabinets somewhere—under the kitchen sink, in the pantry, in the refrigerator still filled with Great Aunt Susie's apple jelly—we're talking about the lowly Mason jar. Designed for utility, not beauty, this particular type of jar has turned into a major force in rustic wedding decorating because more and more brides are choosing a vintage wedding as their theme. The beauty of the Mason jar is its simplicity—and its versatility. They can be used for basically everything, including lighting, favor containers, décor, and a whole lot more. They even travel well, making them easy to transport to the reception location. And best of all, they're inexpensive, which pretty much puts them high on everyone's list!

Who Is Mason Anyway?

Mason jars, canning jars, or Ball jars as some people call them, were invented by John Mason, a tinsmith, in 1858. Did he have a clue that his invention was going to be such a hit with brides over 150 years later? Probably not, because they were initially invented to improve the process of preserving and canning food, back in the day when growing your own food was a necessity and not just a hobby. The two most popular types of Mason jars these days are Kerr and Ball brand, both of them owned by Jarden Manufacturing. The good people at Jarden must be laughing all the way to the bank these days because brides tend to use, at a minimum, around a dozen jars or, at a maximum, 100's if they provide them as drinking glasses or favors for their guests.

Use Mason Jars as Candle Holders

Mason jars make great candle holders for wedding décor. But you don't want to just jam a candle in the jar and go on about your business! Well, you could, but this is a wedding, so let's show a little finesse. For safety's sake and to make sure your candle doesn't go rolling around your jar, anchor it by putting in a layer of sand or surrounding it with decorative rocks or colored gems. One of the great things about Mason jars is that they were invented to withstand the heat from the canning process, so the heat from your candle shouldn't bother it at all.

There are tons of different ways to dress up your jar, so it will look a lot prettier as a candleholder. You could cut a two- or three-inch strip of burlap and wrap it around the jar, followed by a one-inch ribbon to match your wedding colors tied in a bow. A gorgeous way to let that candlelight shine through your mason jar is to cover it with cloth doilies on the outside. It's an easy thing to do, and all you need is a can of Spray Mount and some doilies. The light looks amazing shining through the openings in the doilies. For any of these, follow up by tying several strands of raffia around the rim of the jar and tie in a knot or a bow.

As Favor-Holders Or Other Décor

Mason jars are great for holding favors of all kinds. You could put anything in them: M&M's in your wedding colors, a cookie mix done in pretty layers with baking instructions attached, and yes, you could even use the jars for their original purpose and make jelly or jam for all your guests. You could fill them up with a regional favorite, like saltwater taffy if you live in Maine or pralines for those who live in Georgia. To kill two birds with one stone, you could use the jars as drinking glasses and then let each guest take his or hers home at the end of the night. Or to kill THREE birds with one stone, you could attach a place card to each jar, and they could be your place card holders as well.

These jars make beautiful centerpieces, particularly when filled with wildflowers or rustic-looking flowers, like sunflowers or daisies. The less fuss, the better for these arrangements, or you'll ruin the rustic look you're trying to create. Around the mouth of the jar, rip, not cut, because the frayed edges are part of the overall look, strips of fabrics in small, vintage-looking prints, and tie a cute bow around the rim of each jar.

As Jam Jars

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As a Colorful Accent

The antique blue mason jars are in high demand right now, and they can be quite expensive if you need multiples of them. But unless your guests can sit in for guest host for the "Antiques Roadshow" host, can they truly tell the difference between ones you've DIYed and the real thing? Probably not, so make your own clever fakes, and they'll be none the wiser. Now we're not talking about coloring antique jars, please don't do that, because that's pretty much a sacrilege in the Mason jar world, and we would make you turn in your Mason Jar Appreciation Fan Club card for that! We're talking about the less-than-a-dollar-apiece jars you can buy at Wal-mart or your neighborhood grocery store.

There are plenty of methods rolling around on the web right now using Mod Podge and craft paint to color said jars. Those are nice if you don't plan to use your jar for anything, but display, but they are not water-safe which defeats the purpose if you're wanting to use them for a vase. For a more permanent solution to antiquing your jars, there's a great paint made for glass called Vitrea 160 that actually comes in turquoise to create that antique look you're after.

How to Color Your Own Jars

As Hanging Decorations & Pew Markers

Mason jars look great just hanging around! A great way to use them at a wedding is for pew markers. They can be filled with flowers or candles and suspended from a shepherd's hook. Wedding not indoors, so there's no way to push the hook down into the ground? No problem.. Now stores likes Lowe's and Home Depot are selling shepherd's hooks with a base that are free-standing. You can even hang the jars from trees, but you don't need to invest in those $8.00 apiece hanging Mason jars you see in specialty stores. You can easily DIY it with some inexpensive florist's wire, wire cutters, and a pair of pliers. You can even create your own chandelier using a pot rack, wire, and jars.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Great ideas for mason jars! Some of them I already knew about but not all. I'm always looking for great ways to decorate cheaply! We went to a wedding last night that used old green wine bottles with sunflowers in them for decorations and it was gorgeous. It's great when you can re-purpose items, especially when they create such beauty.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Funny you should say that! I've got some coffee flavoring bottles floating around in my kitchen sink right now to soak the labels off. I had my local coffee shop save them for me, because they were such cool bottles. I love when you can reuse/repurpose things and make them into something beautiful!

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      marellen 5 years ago

      What great ideas for mason jars and your right I have a few hanging around. Thanks so much for sharing these cute ideas.

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      rorshak sobchak 5 years ago

      Love mason jars for weddings. So many ideas on ways to use them and how simple and elegant they are! Love the floating candles, doily covered jar and and hanging jars from trees. Might have to use some of these ideas for my own wedding. Thanks for the great hub and good ideas.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Marellen and RS, thanks for stopping by. I agree, Mason jars can be elegant and simple, but beautiful at the same time.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I love Ball jars! There are so many great uses for them. Thanks for all of the details.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      You're welcome, RC, love them, too. I can remember my dad canning tomatoes in them when I was growing up, that's about as decorative as we got in those days!

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      CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      You still haven't found me that husband DIY, but when you do I will ensure that I use some of your great ideas for mason jars at the wedding. Really great photos too!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hypno, when I find mine, I'll make sure he has a brother! Thanks for reading!

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      Shana 5 years ago from East Texas

      This is a great Hub. I love the jar coloring. My daughter has decided to get married in the back yard around our pool. We are looking for ways to decorate. Her dress is vintage. I will have to see what she thinks about this idea.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, ETG! I'd love to be there to help you with it. Read some of my other articles about DIY for your daughter's wedding. Or send me a message, I'd love to help!

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      louistoth 5 years ago from USA

      You showed ultimate use of jar, so beautifully decorate the all types of jars.

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      Staci-Barbo7 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I love the mason jars with the floating votives - they are SO chic! Last year I used my saved Mason jars from marinara sauces for Christmas. I filled them with homemade soap powders for laundry and the dishwasher. Everyone loved these, and the presents were environmentally friendly from the actual formula ingredients to the Mason jar "package."

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      What a clever idea, Staci! I just saved 30 baby food jars for a bride who's using them to put home-made bath salts in for her wedding favors. Hmmm...this sounds like a whole other article!

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      I have seen mason jars used for centerpieces for bridal showers and they were just beautiful. The photo in your hub with the lace-look on the outside of the jar is especially nice. Voted up, useful and beautiful!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hi Sinea,

      Yes, who would have thought such a utilitarian item like a Mason jar could have gotten elevated to almost cult status in the wedding world. I've even seen invitations made in the shape of Mason jars! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Kay Mitchell 5 years ago from California

      Love these! The problem is now, which style do I choose? They are all so beautiful.

      Great Article! Thanks!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      I love the blue ones, Ms. DIYDiva, but they are expensive and hard to come by. But you can always make your own! Thanks for reading!

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      Sarah Kolb-Williams 5 years ago from Twin Cities

      That vitrea 160 tutorial was exactly what I needed! I tried this based on a blog tutorial I found, but it just had still images and vague instructions, and my test batch turned out HORRIBLE -- it was thick and bubbly and really bad. I used a fan brush, but this foam brush looks like it should eliminate the bubbles, and I know now to add more paint thinner than I did last time. I put it in a preheated oven, too, which might have been part of it... at any rate, I'm excited to give this a try.

      Thanks for the great ideas!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Glad I could help, BT. Let me know how it turns out for you!

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      Bail Up ! 5 years ago

      I saw your hub a couple of weeks ago and used your ideas and inspiration for a friends impromptu baby shower. Laced pink ribbons and hand painted tiny colored little fish on the mason jars since it was for an under the sea themed shower. Were used as candle holder centerpieces Turned out great! Thanks!!!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      That's awesome, Bail Up! Those sound adorable, glad I could help!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      I always wondering how Mason jars got it's name. You have some really great creative ways to use Mason jars. I really love the hanging candleholders, and the pew markers how original and creative is that? Great hub!I have voted up, and voted useful.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Adrienne! I just did a fall wedding with candy corn luminaries...a special request of the bride!

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      rebeccamealey 5 years ago

      I really like this Hub. Thanks for some great ideas with Mason jars. I will keep these ideas in mind for future projects.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Rebecca. Seems like every day I'm finding new ways to use them!

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      SherrieAnne 5 years ago

      Fabulous hub! Loved the painted mason jars. Can't wait to try that. Thanks for the incredible ideas!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, SherriAnne. It'll definitely save you money on buying the authentic blue jars.

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      suejanet 5 years ago

      Great ideas. I love using mason jars.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Me, too, SueJanet!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great post..Nice

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      emsherman 5 years ago from Boston, MA

      DIY wedding planner, you are now my favorite hub author and I'm following you! I'm so glad I came across your hub, as I'm a brand new hubber who is planning a wedding for next fall 2012 and I love the DIY tips and vintage, rustic, backyard wedding style. Thanks so much for the mason jar suggestions! They look so charming and can be used in so many different ways. I'm excited to check out more of your hubs! Thanks for this one!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Why, thank you Em, you just made my day! I'll keep them coming as long as you keep reading! You'll make a gorgeous bride!

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      jegraham 5 years ago from Louisiana

      Great ideas, I absolutely love mason jars and just can't get enough of them.

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      Chad Young 5 years ago from Corona, CA

      These are some great ideas for mason jars. My mother used to use these to put her fresh flowers in after she was done with the fresh jam that was in them. Great hub...voted up and useful.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, CYoung. I remember my grandmother doing that as well.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      JE, judging from the number of comments, I think everyone loves them!

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      Super Single Mom 5 years ago

      So cute, I love it. I really like the how the lace looks!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      SSM, the lace is one of my favorite ones!

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      sestasik 5 years ago

      These are great ideas. I really like the mason jar as candle holder idea and may try to incorporate that into my holiday décor.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Sestasik,

      Hey, thanks for stopping by! Sure, I think it would really be simple to translate these ideas into Christmas décor, juast find some red votives, add a little holly sprig and Christmas-y ribbon around the neck, and done!

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      Melanie Mason 5 years ago from Oregon

      I didn't think you could do that many things with a Mason jar, but then I suppose there are many things we can do with items that we never thought of. :)

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      This is true, Wr, guess we really are limited only by our imaginations. Mason jars are pretty versatile and hey...I left out soap dispensers!

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      AllSuretyBonds 5 years ago

      Gorgeous! I've seen this look on many different blogs and in magazines and I LOVE it. So pretty and romantic.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hi ASB, the best part is it's really crazy how inexpensively you can create these looks, plus they're really easy even if you're not that crafty!

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      Kim Morgan Gregory 5 years ago from The Coast of The South Carolina Lowcountry

      I'm from the South and see Mason jars everywhere. I've seen a few of these displayed at elegant outdoor wedding receptions. Nice hub. Great photos.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Welcome from a fellow southerner and yes... We in the south love our mason jars! And we probably loved them way before they were cool and trendy!

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      luckyfind 5 years ago

      I love all your creative ideas especily the jars in the trees!!! I can't wait to see what else you come up with...

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Stay tuned, Lucky Find! My next article is on woodland themed weddings, then comes Alice in Wonderland, then who knows!?

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      sheepstress 5 years ago from Salem, NY

      I am a mason jar fanatic! This hub was fantastic!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Sheepstress, me too!

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      sheepstress 5 years ago from Salem, NY

      A family member actually did mason jar center pieces for her wedding back in Oct, they worked perfectly! We are a very country/farm/wholesome type family. I haves many jars hanging around that this idea just makes sense to me. LOL!

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      Jason Poquette 5 years ago from Whitinsville, MA

      And I thought they were just for drinking beer out of! LOL. Great Hub!! Thanks!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hey Pharmacist, I hadn't even THOUGHT of drinking beer out of them, but I have seen the small ones glued to a glass Dollar Tree csndlestick and called a "Redneck Wine Glass" which I think is hysterical, being from the land of redneck and all, you know!

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      These jars are really great for decorations ..Well,Thanks for the info

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      You're welcome, Ms. H! I just saw another fabulous idea yesterday where they had turned the jars upside down and used them as a sort of bell jar over beautiful objects, so simple and pretty.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Some great ideas here. Great job.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Duffsmom, appreciate you stopping by.

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      sharewhatuknow 5 years ago from Western Washington

      Hi there DIY, mason jars as candle holders! Wow, who would have thunk that? Great tip! Now I know what to do with mine.

      Voted up, useful and awesome.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, SWYK, hopefully you've found a little bit of inspiration here!

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      MizBejabbers 5 years ago

      Great ideas and great hub. Your upside down bell jar idea is great. You could also use one for a small terrarium. I am a big Mason jar fan and use them for decorating, storage, food gifts, etc. We started using them for storing leftovers, especially soups, beans, and stews when the stories came out about plastic microwave containers being bad for people's health. With our ceramic tile kitchen floor, we probably break a case a year. LOL.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Ouch! No bare feet in your kitchen! Seriously, I like the idea of storing leftovers in them, that's what they were intended for in the first place...food storage! Creative people just can't leave well enough alone. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Mikalyn 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Growing up we used mason jars for everything! drinking, canning, candles. There was never a shortage of strawberry jam...love the floating candles. Really cute, thanks.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Mikalyn. After all this, actually using Mason jars for strawberry jam sounds like a novelty instead of one of their original uses. Just saw some made into snow globes yesterday!

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      wonderingwoolley 5 years ago from Madison, WI

      This is a really great Hub! I'm planning on using mason jars for my centerpieces (and I'm going to fake the blue by using blue water!)and this hub gave me some really great ideas!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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      JoshuaDR 5 years ago from Charleston, SC

      I am getting married in August and I will show this to my fiancé. We live Charleston, SC and are looking for something distinctly Southern to add to the wedding. What's better than mason jars? I'll let you know if the fiancé steals one of your ideas.

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      JoshuaDR 5 years ago from Charleston, SC

      I just noticed that you were from SC as well.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      WW, I always love to hear from people who are going to put the ideas in my hubs to good use! I've seen the blue water idea and it looks great! Joshua, why hey from a fellow Carolinian! I love Charleston, that's a beautiful place to get married! Feel free to steal any of my ideas. I have a ton of wedding planning hubs on here that could probably help. Congrats and let me know how it turns out!

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      Better Yourself 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Love this Hub and all the cute and fun ideas! Especially love the jars as candle holders. Thanks for sharing!

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      betcaro 5 years ago

      Wow, I'm late to the party but I love this hub because it's full of great ideas. We have tons -- I mean, tons -- of mason jars because I can in the fall. We use them as drinking glasses, as well. Now I have a bunch of other things I can do with them! :-)

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hi, betteryourself and betcaro! It's always nice to be able to repurpose things and make them into something completely different or even better.

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      DIY, excellent hub! I make wedding cakes also and have set up for an event utilizing mason jars on the tables as centerpieces. I think it's a fabulous idea to incorporate with any rustic theme. You did a great job presenting your material and ideas. Thank you. Thumbs to the sky.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, YT, I envy you your wedding cake abilities! I would love to see some pictures!

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      JoshuaDR 5 years ago from Charleston, SC

      We stole an idea =) My fiancé sent the picture of the mason jars as a pew marker to the florist today. Thanks for the tips.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Awesome, Joshua, glad I could help! So excited for the both of you!

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Thanks DIY. Can we post a link to a private website in our profile?

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Ytsenoh, I've seen plenty of Hubbers link to their own website or blog in their profile, so I think it must be ok. They just dont want us to do it in our hubs, self promotion and all! So let's see some wedding cakes!

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Alrighty! I'll link my cake site into my profile. You're a delight.

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      MrRockster 5 years ago from Maryland

      Good article, I just saw where a couple made a chandelier which looked pretty neat.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Yes, Mr. Rockester, I'd love to try that Mason jar chandelier idea, just don't know where I'd put it yet. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Dorsi Diaz 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Wonderful and creative ideas. I am helping plan a friends wedding for April so I'll be checking out more of your hubs. Thanks!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Great Dorsi, feel free! Mason jars are such easy décor to work with, plus you can still repurpose them afterward. Like for something novel...say...canning? :)

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      Diane Ziomek 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Mason jars were the vases on the tables when I got married...it was an outdoor wedding so they were perfect. We have a set of the drinking jars that we use regularly; the nice thing about them is a lid can be put on if the beverage isn't finished or if they are being used outside (to keep the bugs out). Great Hub; voted up and useful!

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      LoriSoard 5 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

      Great ideas. These would be perfect for an outdoor wedding. I bookmarked this. Have two daughters, so might need it one day. Up!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, BrsMom, the best thing I've seen lately is the redneck wine glasses made from Mason jars and Dollar Tree candlesticks!

      Lori, how did you get so lucky to have to do two weddings? I've got only one girl and a houseful of boys, so maybe that's why I'm a frustrated wedding planner! Thanks for reading.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Love this idea! I use mason jars all the time with gift giving. They are so pretty because of their uniqueness of shape and color. Thanks for a great hub!

      Blessings,

      ~Lisa

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Cool, Rustic, I wish I were one of your friends! I think they're great for gift in a jar presentations...bread mixes, cookie mixes, and such.

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      brielise 5 years ago

      I was trying to think of unique but cheap ideas to decorate a wedding. Right now the venues I'm looking at are mainly farms and an old stone mill (which is what my vote is for) and these would fit right in. I never would have thought a mason jar could look so pretty! Thanks!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Oh Brielise, I think an old stone mill would be great! And definitely mason jar centerpieces would fit right in...hmmm...I could see them now when some natural colored stones in the bottoms filled with water with candles floating on top...

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      elanger333 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      Thank you for this article! This gives me some great ideas for my own wedding!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Read on , Elanger, I have many more that may help! Thanks for reading.

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      MariaDawn 5 years ago

      Creative, beautiful, love every bit of it. Thank you!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      You're welcome, MariaDawn, hope I could help!

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      Haydee Anderson 5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      really beautiful ideas on using mason jars. they turn so versatile and beautiful with just a little creativity.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, MidnightBliss. For a rustic or casual wedding, Mason jars are really perfect, inexpensive, cute, and they're fun conversation pieces!

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      mystiquedoz 5 years ago from Hoover,AL

      Very good information. Gave me some great ideas for summer bbqs!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Mystiquedoz, I definitely think Mason jars can be used for all sorts of occasions, not just weddinggs!

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      Janelle 5 years ago from Houston

      I think these are a great decoration for a wedding. There are just so many variations you can do. Great hub!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, ED, they really are amazingly versatile and it seems like every day someone is letting me know another cool way to use them!

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      TheNsa 5 years ago

      Very interesting

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      BakingBread-101 5 years ago from Nevada

      I've only canned once -- this past fall when I made Pumpkin spread -- and used Mason jars for that. However, I've made them into piggy banks on more than one occasion. I've also housed thumb tacks, paper clips, and erasers in them.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      BB, I think they're great for organizing your laundry room. Everyone needs one to put all that loose change in after they go through the pockets!

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      dslrtips 5 years ago from Evergreen Manison

      voted up and awesome! g8 DIY tutorial

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, DSLR! Getting ready to decorate 100 for an upcoming wedding for drinking glasses. I'll have to post a pic when I'm done!

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      modgirlok 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks for the unique and beautiful mason jar ideas. I love the idea of using mason jars in a DIY wedding but wasn't all that impressed with the old standby of using them as flower vases on the reception tables. Your hub has given me fresh new ideas!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, MGO, saw some cute ones the other day where they had used small ones and left the lid on and made a hole in the lid for a straw and were using them kind of like a sippie cup for the little ones at the wedding.

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a wonderful hub. I learned so much about mason jars even dying them which I never thought of doing. I am impressed and this looks fun to do. Thanks.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hey Suzzycue, glad I could help. Send pics when you decide to color them, I want to see! Definitely alot cheaper than buying vintage, that's for sure.

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      acliff 5 years ago from New York City

      These are fantastic ideas of ways to use mason jars! I used them as candle holders for my wedding but wish I would've seen your ideas before it! Great hub!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      I love these ideas for Mason Jar decorations! They'd be great for any party, not just weddings!

      Voted up and SHARING!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Well, Acliff, you know there are always vow renewals! Thanks for stopping by! Stephanie, I agree. I love them for parties or anytime you need a fast and easy decoration.

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      how-to-make 5 years ago from India

      I like your Mason Jars. They are beautiful, cheap and really decorative for many festive occasions. Like this hub.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, HTM, with a user ID like that, I'm sure you'll be cranking out some in no time!

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      how-to-make 5 years ago from India

      thanks weddingplanner, You are also one of them. Congratulations. Your work is really worth your ID. I think I would get something to learn from you.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Great article filled with many creative and useful ideas for using mason jars as wedding and party décor.

      The photos were very inspirational and showed the wonderful versatility of the mason jars.

      Thanks for sharing this information. Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      HBM, thanks for the "up" votes. I guess I'll have to work on the "funny!"

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      invita 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Wow, so many creative ideas! My wife decorated our kitchen with mason jars. I am seeing more and more mason jars in our near futures.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hey Invita, I'd love to see that kitchen of yours! Just another great use for Mason jars!

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      mrouse12 5 years ago from Texas City, TX.

      Very beautiful and I LOVE the ideas and pictures. Mason Jars are gems of a time gone by and I adore how you make them fresh. Great job!! I joined yesterday and have lots to learn and seeing examples like yours, gives me inspiration. Have a great day!

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      Tracey Cooper 5 years ago from Bowmanville,Ontario Canada

      I work at Michaels and didn't know about that paint...great tip to tell customers and for my own projects! I have been saving old jars forever now and this has inspired me to start crafting!

      Thanks

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Great hub. Who would have thought... Mason Jar + Ribbon = BEAUTIFUL! Whenever I'm stumped as to what to use as a container, I just grab a mason jar and it works. I enjoyed all of your visuals, too.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks for reading, Marlene. Sounds like you already know a thing or two about decorating with Mason jars!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Tracey, I'm so jealous that you work at Michael's. I love to shop there, I'd probably be broke all the time if I worked there! Thanks for reading.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Welcome to HP, MRouse! Thanks for stopping by and reading. Good luck with your hubbing!

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      The Stages Of ME 5 years ago

      I love all of these ideas, so rustic so beautiful and reasonable option, We have a graduation this year so look out trees here come the mason jars. Blessings to you

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Oh wow, that will be great! Your graduate is gonna love it! I just bought some today from an antique store, the little jelly jar kind. I'm using them for children's drinking glasses at my next wedding.

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      Whattheclique 5 years ago

      Love, love, love. These are amazing.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, WTC. just saw someone today paint them on the outside with paint mixed with thunder, then bake them in the oven to set the paint. Clever, clever, seems like the ways to use them are endless!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Wow, autocorrect is a trip! That's paint mixed with thinner!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I love mason jars and the way they look. Their so cheap to buy even vintage. SOCIALLY SHARED

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      Robert Elias Ballard 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

      Super cool hub and wonderful ideas. We had a family member who used these along with a country theme for their 20th wedding anniversary celebration.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hey Fiddleman, I would love to have seen that. I just filled some up with bubble gum balls and stuck all day suckers down in them to decorate a candy buffet. So simple and really cute! Thanks for stopping by.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Hey Moonlake, you're so right! I just bought a whole box at an antique store for $5! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Jakob Barry 5 years ago

      Love all these ideas! It's so great how mason jars can act as a simple center piece or be used in the more complicated process of canning. Personally, I utilize quite a few for storing my grains and dried fruit.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Jakob, that's why I'm really crazy for rustic and vintage weddings as a whole. Just like Mason jars, the most simplistic things can have such a huge visual impact. Thanks for stopping by!

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      onthegrind 5 years ago from Florida, United States

      I went to a wedding last summer that used mason jars. It was really cool. All different sizes were used.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      OTG, I'm a definite fan. I really am starting to like the little jelly jar size and you can get those pretty inexpensively. Thanks for reading!

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      Wendy Finn 5 years ago from UK

      Your writing is really engaging and the pics are beautiful. Nice post :-)

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Wendy. I appreciate you taking the time to read!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Wendy, I appreciate you taking the time to read!

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      GDiBiase 5 years ago from Portland, ME

      Hi Wendy,

      Love these different mason jar shabby chic ideas. Thank you for sharing!

      Gail

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      CZCZCZ 5 years ago from Oregon

      Those are great ideas with mason jars, I love it. We like to use Mason Jars for summer time BBQ mixed drinks and other activities, but your decorations take it to a new level and the centerpiece designs are great ideas. Great way to make them look so awesome!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, CZ. I enjoyed reading your hub about the Phillipines. Now sipping a mixed drink on a beach in the Phillipines, now we're talking!

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      Cindy 5 years ago

      I have collected over fifty antique blue jars this year and never paid more than $1.50 per jar a local auction house. Start collecting early and be patient. Just tonight bought 34 blue jars for $44.00. A little dirty but will clean up nicely

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      Levertis Steele 5 years ago from Southern Clime

      I am a country girl, and I just love country things. I grew up with these cuties. We used them for canning, vases, and drinking glasses. Thanks for the new ideas. I am taking notes!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Levertis, we had them , too but they we're usually filled with tomatoes from my dad's garden or jelly my grandmother had made. We never really used them "for pretty!" So glad they're still remembered and treasured!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Cindy, I'm so jealous. You don't come across the blue ones alot here anymore and I think they're so pretty. You got yourself a deal, girl!

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      NN 5 years ago

      Love the mason or ball jar deco. In the process of making for a rustic wedding. all different with doilies, tulle wrapped,some for hanging others for tables half filled with pea pebbles and votive candles. quart size covered for what i call very large twig trees. Can't wait to see it all set up. Thanks for all the ideas. we also wrapped some just for drinking jars.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      NN, I love the idea of decorating the mason jars in lots of different ways. You need to send me pictures, so I can see it, too!

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      ladeda 5 years ago

      Beautiful ideas! I love the hanging candle holders. Voted up!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Ladeda,

      I just love saying that...ladeda, ladeda, oh yeah...thanks for reading! I think the hanging ones would be great for backyard cook-outs and with LED lights, you wouldn't even have to worry about setting the neighborhood on fire!

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      Blogurl 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Great hub! These mason jars seem to be everywhere these days. My mother used to reuse them as drinking glasses when I was a kid. They were great.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      My sister and her husband have a set with handles they've had for years. They are super sturdy, practically indestructible!

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      dappledesigns 5 years ago from In Limbo between New England and the Midwest

      My fiancé and I are getting married in June of next year. We are actually doing a lot of these ideas like the lanterns and drinking glasses - we are getting married back in Vermont on top of a mountain at an old family house so it fits perfectly. We will also be making mason jar floating lanterns for the pool :) Great hub!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Wow, DD, I would love to be a guest at your wedding, particularly to see the floating lanterns! That's a new one even on me, send pics!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      I just finished a hub recently on Mason jar crafts and décor and just now ran into yours! How did I miss it?! I didn't realize that mason jars were being used so much for weddings now..but they are a great choice for sure! I can't believe some of the gorgeous wedding décor using mason jars out there. I love this hub.. Voting up!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Jamie, thanks for stopping by, I'll have to take a look at yours as well. I saw a girl at a dollar store the other day loading her car up with Mason jars and I thought to myself, "Wedding!" I love that down to earth feeling they give to centerpieces and the fact they are reusable for a variety of different things even after the wedding.

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      Janelle 5 years ago from Oklahoma, USA

      This is great! I am getting married in August, and I think I just got a few new ideas...not to mention my backyard for everyday. Much thanks.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Hippie Girl. Good luck with your wedding. Glad I could help!

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      Hollythemommy 5 years ago

      I work in the wedding industry, and starting about 2 years ago we started to see the mason jar trend. We have used them as decoration....and on invitations. What a wonderful idea!

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      RicoShae 5 years ago from Ballwin, mo

      I love mason jars and I always have. When I was younger, my mom used to have them in the cabinet with the rest of our drinking glasses and I ALWAYS wanted to drink out of that one :] I'd love to incorporate Mason jars into my wedding decorations somehow.

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Rico, my sister has a set that she's had for years with the handles on them. The things are indestructible! Good luck with your wedding, hope this helped you with your décor ideas, Mason jars are great!

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      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Holly, same here with the Mason jar trend for weddings. I keep hearing the rustic look is going out, but as long as the economy stays the way it is, I think we're going to be seeing it for a long time to come.

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      Very useful ideas for the jar. : ) I loved the video...I never knew you could paint them. Thank you for sharing such a great craft idea! Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Penelopesweet 4 years ago

      Me and my room mates wife have been looking for ways to bring some color to the house and jazz it up so to speak. I gotta show her this, thats a really good idea

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      PenelopeSweet, That's a good idea. I was just talking to a friend who was going do the Mason jars on shepherd's hooks all down the path in her garden for a little cook-out decoration. They're really great for all kinds if things.

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      Penelopesweet 4 years ago

      The shepherd's hooks are a great idea, you could do the candle thing and have a little homemade path light. I'm a huge fan of making homemade candles out of crayons lol it sounds stupid but it works.

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      PS, that's a great use for broken crayons...I'm gonna have to try that!

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      kygirl89 4 years ago from West Virginia

      My mom loves collecting mason jars, also I have a friend who used them in her wedding this year. I particularly liked the ones in your piece that were covered in lace and used as candle holders. Thank you for sharing.

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      Penelopesweet 4 years ago

      The lace ones were beautiful, my roomates wife and I are about to use the shepherds hook idea you mentioned to make a path light for our fourth of July party and were gonna use the lace around them. I used to Nanny and I collected broken crayons just to make candles out of it works great.

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      KYGirl, some of my Mason jars were from when my dad used to can tomatoes, others I picked up at antiques stores. I especially love the little jelly jars!

      PS, you need to write an article on how to make those crayon candles!

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      StaceytheWanderer 4 years ago from Waterbury, CT

      I love the video How to Color Your Own Jar. Great Hub.

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Stacey. A friend of mine taught me how to color them with ModPodge and food coloring. It's easy and really pretty.

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      brenda12lynette 4 years ago from Utah

      We are going to use mason jars in my friend's wedding this weekend!! It's going to be gorgeous!! I might use some of these ideas! Thanks and voted up!

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Awesome, Brenda! I'm sure when my parents were canning all those tomatoes, they had no idea how popular those Mason jars were going to be in the future! And for a completely different purpose!

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      Glo L Bernadas 4 years ago from Philippines

      I never thought that I re-invent re-use in many different and gorgeous ways those jars I collected over the years after consuming their contents. You've given me some bright ideas and just not confine my imagination to just use it for packaging. Voted up. Great article you have here.

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Glorgeousmon. I just saw a picture yesterday where a couple had built a pergola over their deck and then made a huge light fixture hanging from the crossbeams with mason jars. Just seems to be no end to what you can do with them.

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      ElsieJJones 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Really well done. Some great ideas and excellent photos.

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      Amanda Gee 4 years ago from Cameron, Missouri

      Very creative and beautifal ideas! I love it very much!

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Elsie and Amanda! I think Mason jars as wedding décor will stick around for a long time to come. I saw some glittered ones yesterday, not sure how I felt about that...seemed almost sacrilegious!

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      whalefeather2 4 years ago

      Great ideas for any occasion...economical and easy. Thanks for sharing

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Whalefeather. With the cost of the average wedding topping $30,000 now, I would think brides need to be cutting costs wherever they can!

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      beindustrial 4 years ago from Effingham, IL

      I love my mason jars as well. We used it around the house often, in the kitchen, the room, in the garage and the craft room...

      I love the laced mason jars you have... It is a wonderful wedding decorations. Nice work!

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, BeIndustrial. I've been seeing some new things done with Mason jars lately that I'm not too crazy about, being dipped in glitter for one thing. I think it destroys the whole feeling you're trying to give with a Mason jar. Seems kind of a sacrilege to me!

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      DMVmimay 4 years ago

      wow! great ideas ... you did a very nifty job :)) Using the minimum of time for effectiveness, twas cool ...

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      Julie 4 years ago

      It's pretty awesome to see all the many uses and applications of mason jars, specifically in relation to wedding and reception planning and decorations. With my sister's wedding quickly approaching, I have been taking the lead with planning her bachelorette party. Mason jars are just one element of what I hope to be a very rustic backwood's type of feel, complemented by other elements like sunflowers and hessian/burlap type textures. Thanks for the great hub and I look forward to reading more, DIYweddingplanner!

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      Julie 4 years ago

      ...I can't believe I wrote "bachelorette party" in my previous comment....I meant her bridal shower ;) :)

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      DIY mommy, I guess that was a Freudian slip!;)

      Sounds like a wedding I'm doing in May, we're going for a Jane Austen/ vintage/ rustic kind of feeling with burlap, Madon jars, and bunting. It's in a historic church from the 1800's, so I'm very excited. Thanks for reading, DIY Mommy!

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      Imam hossain rony 4 years ago from Dhaka

      a wonderful post. everyone should love flowers, in your method a total expression of love flash. keep it on

      thank you

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      KatNance 4 years ago

      Great Hub..I love the ideas..i really like the mason jars hanging up in the tree..i will use this idea..and hang them on my back patio...

      I love the masons for canning sweet pickles also

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      newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      Mason jars can make some very beautiful decorations and amazing gift containers. Loved your hub post…

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Katnance and Newused! I'm getting ready to do a really rustic wedding in less than two months and we're using old books and Mason jars for the table décor and Mason jars with flowers as the pew markers. I'm going to try my hand at coloring some light pink, we'll see how that works out!

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      Fredena Moore 4 years ago from South United States

      Thanks! Using the jars to hold candles is something I have not heard of or seen.

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      Chen 4 years ago

      These are so great! I really love a rustic touch when decorating, and mason jars are such an excellent option. So simple and reminiscent of a simpler time. I love the luminaries with the lace on them. What a great hub, this is just the kind of thing that can make a wedding look so classy yet is so simple and good for the budget. VU!

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Shai77. I really thought I would be seeing less of them in wedding décor by now, but seems like I'm seeing more with people doing farm and barn weddings. They're perfect and reusable afterward.

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      Ruth Lanham 4 years ago

      So many beautiful ideas! I have always been drawn to mason jars...especially the old ones. But I never thought of using them in the ways you have displayed. Thanks for a wonderful hub!

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thank you, Ruth. I'm working with a bride right now who has a big collection of the blue ones. I can't wait to use them!

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      Jenn-Anne 4 years ago

      Very informative and useful hub! My friend had mason jar candles hanging from shepherd's crooks at her outdoor wedding and it was quite lovely. Voted up!

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      DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Jen Anne. I love using shepherd's hooks with Mason jars. I love using shepherd's hooks anyway. At my next wedding, we're setting up a lawn games area and using shepherd's hooks to hold the signs and a big one to hold the hula hoops. All the centerpieces will be Mason jars.

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      Corey 4 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Nice tips and great ideas. I love the Mason Jars hanging from the tree like lanterns. I use mason jars instead of plastic ware to store left overs. I also use them to store pantry supplies since we have an open shelving system in our kitchen the look stays clean. Thanks for this hub. Voted up!

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      Buster Johnson 3 years ago from Alabama

      Great hub I have several mason jars myself for canning. Voted up, useful and I tweeted also.

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      marion langley 3 years ago from The Study

      What a fun hub. Especially enjoyed that little historical note. I love a bouquet of bright cheerful sunflowers in my mason jar :-) Thanks for writing!

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      DIYweddingplanner 3 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Leslie and Marion! Mason jars recently saved the day again when I was doing a wedding. Unbeknownst to me, I was also doing décor for the rehearsal dinner of which someone had neglected to inform me! I whipped out my trusty mason jars, headed to my local florist who gave me a geat deal on a bunch of pretty sunflowers, stuck a doily underneath, and volia! I had a centerpiece! Definitely a lifesaver!

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