Decorating with Mason Jars

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From weddings to baby showers, mason jars are a delightful lighting option that double as decor too! Mason jars add a touch of Southern flair and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Without breaking the bank, you can use mason jars in a number of ways to decorate tablescapes, favor tables, and even hang from trees for outdoor receptions. Simple and inexpensive, mason jars can be transformed to fit any style or theme.

mason jar centerpieces

Use a variety of mason jars as vases by filling with fresh flowers. Tie with twine or simple ribbon for an extra touch. Going for a shabby chic look? Choose a variety of flowers mixed with greenery and wildflowers. Scatter mason jar vases throughout your tables on their own or atop fabric pieces as above.

mason jar wedding centerpiece

Mason jars make the perfect centerpieces when scattered down the center of your table and filled with simple white votive candles. This dramatic and elegant use of simple mason jars is not only budget friendly but provides a glowing ambiance to evening receptions and parties. Tie mason jars placed by each plate with small name tags to serve as simple place cards and even favors!

hanging mason jars
One of the neatest ways to use mason jars in your decor is by hanging them from simple twine or ribbon from hooks or nearby branches. Group several together or sporadically hang several at the front entrance to the wedding or party. Guests will be delighted to enter into a the rustic chic elegance of hanging mason jars.

mason jar cocktails
Serve fresh squeezed lemonade or mint mojitos in mason jars for a Southern drink idea! Mason jars make fun drink glasses, especially topped with a drink stirrer or straw! Create a signature cocktail for your event and serve it in a mason jar. Guests will love the charming mason jar drink!

If you want to use mason jars in your next event, check Canning Pantry for large supplies or round up your own mason jars for a small gathering!

{Photo Credits} Mason Jar Vases – Once Wed, Mason Jar Centerpieces – Chelle Paperie, Hanging Mason Jars – Martha Stewart Weddings, Mason Jar Mojitos – Southern Weddings, Mason Jar Lemonade – Pearls + Paisley

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  1. Jenni

    WOW… the photo of the Mason Jars with candles is just GORGEOUS. I’ll have to use that idea soon!

  2. Sheila aka GreenKangaru

    Oh my! So beautiful. My favorite is the the lighted mason jars down the middle of the table. VERY clean & simple.

  3. erin * sparkle & hay

    all stunning; i’m so partial to the classic flowers look and that first image nailed it! :) i think i will love mason’s forever!

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