Saturday, 29 September 2012

wedding post #3: mason jar centrepieces!

I know designing our centrepieces is not exactly the most important thing to think about during the first stages of planning a wedding, but Mr. Potatohead and I were going over our budget the other day and we ended up thinking about decorating our reception tables. haha! To go along with our woodsy vintage theme, we decided to use mason jars as our centrepieces. We immediately went on Craigslist to look for them and lo and behold! The first link we clicked on was a listing for 35 small ones (250ml), 50 medium sized ones (500ml), and 12 big ones (1L) - all for $50!!! It just so happened that a couple who recently got married had also used them for their centrepieces and of course, post-wedding, now had boxes of unused mason jars stored at their home. So of course I made the hour-long drive to retrieve these babies!

Oh how I love Craigslist. The previous bride had meticulously glued lace trim on all the jars. At first, I wasn't a big fan of the lace but when I saw the jars in person, the lace fabric actually looked really cute and dainty. I must say, the bride did a great job putting the DIY lace on these jars.


So, Mr. Potatohead and I now have part of our centrepiece display! Mason jars are so versatile. I think they would look great with a bloom of peonies, a simple bundle of baby's breath wrapped with twine, or romantic tealights to make the jars glow in a darker venue. Here are some of the inspiration pictures that I absolutely love. By the way, I love the floral tablecloth in the first few pictures... perfect for a garden wedding!



So many simple yet gorgeous DIYs!!! Now the hard part is choosing which look to go with! ;) What do you think of mason jars? Which centrepiece is your favourite look? 

Oh and by the way: I was truly ecstatic to get so many comments about CRAZY MONKEYS in my last post. haha. LOVE IT.



16 comments:

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  2. Mason jars are so simple, yet they are such a beautiful touch. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're going to do with them! =)

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  3. like ur blog :)
    following u, hope u do the same :D

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  4. i love pretty jars! hahaha :)

    http://calitahin.blogspot.com/

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  5. Perfect idea!
    One of my bestfriends just got married recently and their centerpieces were mason jars personally accented by the bride. It looked very, very lovely :)
    I'm excited for you!

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  6. Great ideas. Tanks ;)

    I'm your new follower.
    Have a nice day.

    Love, J

    http://pastelpinklove.blogspot.com/

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  7. oh I love this post! Make the jars dynamic and lively! Put little goldfishes in the jar and they swim hahahahaha.

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    1. Hahaha whos gona take the goldfish home at the end of the day?!?!?!

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    2. you release them back to the oceannnn hahaha

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  8. oh i love it <3
    I follow U back dear :*

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  9. can i please buy some of the mason jars off you when your done with them.

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    1. of course! :) u can take some for your company purposes ;)

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  10. wow.. very beautiful !!!
    gorgeous and amazing idea, dear =)
    you are so talented >.<

    love to read your blog.. keep blogging too !
    xoxo

    www.melodyofmywords.blogspot.com

    ps : visit mine sometimes =)

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  11. We had mason jar center pieces at our wedding!

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    1. REALLY??? do you have pictures? SHOW ME!!! :) u have good taste ;) hahaha

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