How to decorate Mason jars for a wedding.
Good old plain Mason jars are wonderful for dressing up and can be easily transformed into a stunning center piece. For the youngest son’s wedding I made about 25 decorated Mason jars for the tables.
The tags I cut out from colored card stock paper, then stamped and glued decoration on both sides.
I really liked the way the turned out. The flowers clothes pins and tape all came from Micheal’s, my favorite craft store in Canada.
The lace I had kicking around, and the burlap came in a big roll from Home Depot, the garden center.
I had cut burlap pieces to fit around the jars, because the burlap was a very loose wave, I doubled it up.A little dab with the hot glue gun to keep the ends together. A hot glue gun is a wonderful thing, but keep in mind that the glue does get hot enough to burn your fingers. I usually wear latex gloves this way you don’t get burned as easy and it keeps the hands clean.
Glue the one end to the jar.
Then work the burlap by continuing to fold in under while turning the jar. I don’t glue all the burlap to the jar, just the ends.
Glue into place. It does not matter if it isn’t to pretty because we are going to cover most of it with lace.
A little dab of glue to start the lace.
It is hard to see, but I put a small bead of glue on the lace, and then press it onto the burlap.
The burlap flower was made by brushing Mod Podge on a piece of burlap. After it is dry, trace some flower shapes, cut them out and glue a center on.
The tags were tied along the mouth of the jar with a piece of thin robe.
And here is the final product!
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