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Wedding Wednesday: Mason Jars

Hey! It’s Wednesday! You know what that means, right? Yep, another addition of your favorite weekly feature: Wedding Wednesday.  Today’s Wedding Wednesday is all about mason jars. That’s right, the very same mason jars your great-grandma Erma uses to pickle beets. The inspiration for this week’s post came from a good friend who is in process of planning her wedding and had the great idea to use mason jars as center pieces. This got me thinking: what exactly are the possibilities for mason jars?

Well, it turns out mason jars are the hot thing for rustic-country-inspired weddings. They are used for everything from centerpieces to place holders to hanging lights. Here are just a few uses for mason jars and how you could use them in your wedding.

I love the idea of using mason jars as picture frames. It’s a great way to display family photos in a clever and unique way. You can find a tutorial for an upside down jar via Rikki Hibbert’s Photography blog and inspiration for right side up jars via Oh Lovely Day.

Cupcakes rock. Cupcakes in a mason jar, well, that’s just super, super cool. This great idea is from Cakies features a recipe for red velvet cupcakes and tutorial for assembly. I picture these jars doing double duty: dessert and a place holder.

Someday, I’ll have a little square of land in the country, and when I do, I will have these lights all over the place. In the meantime, please use them as inspiration for your outdoor wedding reception. You can pick up 6 large jar hangers for just $12 at The Cherry Cove on Etsy. Great deal.

Now we move on to centerpieces. Oh dear, so many possibilities for centerpieces.

Flower centerpieces: A single flower inset in the jar – Lemons in jars – Burlap around the Jars

Maybe you love mason jars AND you are super crafty and motivated. How about doily mason jars (via Crafts by Amanda). Or perhaps you like spray paint and glue. Maybe this tutorial via Pure and Noble is more your style. One more crafty option for you may be DIY Chalkboard mason jars as place cards (found via

After looking at all these mason jars perhaps you’ve decided you’d like to use them as your theme…

You’re in luck! There are all sorts of mason jar accessories out there. I love these adorable gift bags by Crafty Clementine, Save the dates by Blue Envelope and Mason jar place holders by Oh Melisa.

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Kari - I love mason jars so very much.

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