Mason jars are everywhere these days – and for good reason. They’re inexpensive, you can buy them in bulk, and there are so many fun and creative ways you can use them. Especially for a wedding. Here are some of our favorite DIY wedding projects using mason jars.
Glitter-dipped mason jar vases – Besides mason jars and glitter, all you need for this one is glue or Mod Podge and a place you don’t mind getting covered in loose glitter. These vases are perfect for a fall wedding if you’re using a changing-of-the-leaves color palette, or for a country summer wedding that needs a little bling. The vases look great with both single giant blooms or bunches or wildflowers. Check out this tutorial from A Bit of Bees Knees.
Chalkboard mason jar cups – Perfect for serving lemonade at a rustic chic wedding or sweet iced tea at a Southern wedding. Print or cut out stencils for the label and paint directly onto the jar. Or cover sticker labels with the chalkboard paint, then stick on. Leave chalk near the drinks station so guests can write their names on the cups. Throw in a festive striped straw, for bonus points. You can also use them as escort cards – just write your guests names yourself, and include the table number like this couple did over at Style Me Pretty. Check these out on Martha Stewart Weddings. Here are instructions from Flour on My Face.
Winter votive mason jar centerpieces – Fill mason jars with water, add a sprig of evergreen, and pop in a floating candle. You can embellish with fresh cranberries and ribbon tied around the mouth of the jar, if you want. Check out this tutorial from A Pretty Life. (Or fill them with sea glass, shells and a candle for a beach wedding!)
Oysters on the half-mason – Fill a mini mason jar with crushed ice and top with an oyster on the half shell. You can even include a mini Tobacco bottle, like they show here on 100 Layer Cake. A perfect appetizer for cocktail hour!
Tribute table mason jar– Upside down mason jars with a photo slid inside make the perfect glass frames. Fill them with photos of loved ones who have passed. Alternatively, use the jars to display photos from the course of your relationship on the table with the sign-in book. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but here’s directions, just in case.
Glowing firefly mason jar – Perfect for a summer wedding. All you need is glow-in-the-dark paint and a paintbrush. Keep them under a bright light until it gets dark, then assign a friend or family member to set them out on the tables. A little bit kitschy, a whole lot magical. See the tutorial at From Panka With Love.
Dessert mason jar – There are a ton of different desserts you can put in – or cook in – a mason jar. This lemon meringue pie cup is gorgeous. Serve them at the wedding or as a take-home gift. See: S’mores in a jar, No-bake cheesecake in a jar, cobbler in a jar, cobbler in a jar, mini apple pie in a jar.