Becka’s Bridal Shower: Mason Jar Centerpieces

Our cousin, Becka, is getting married in June. Emily, our Mom and I were recruited to help with decorations, favors and games for the shower.  Of course, Emily and I headed straight to Pinterest for inspiration. We wanted to find something that would provide double duty (both as decoration and favors for guests) and that would be easy to transport from Milwaukee to Minnesota for the shower.

We decided that some variation on the mason jar decorated vases would be best. Mom and I could decorate them here in Milwaukee, and then drive them to Minnesota where Emily would pick up flowers for them. Here are some photos we used for inspiration:

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Supplies:

  • Glass jars of varying sizes (mason jars and other food jars work well)
  • Hot glue gun & extra glue sticks
  • Roll of burlap
  • Lace and ribbons of varying sizes/colors
  • Twine
  • Beads, rosettes and other small items
  • Fresh cut flowers

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Luckily, Mom had a bunch of jars of varying sizes already, so we didn’t have to find any! We headed to Michael’s with some coupons and scoured the shelves for items that would work with Becka’s rustic theme and her color story of bright pink, yellow and orange. We got home and plugged in the hot glue gun. First step was gluing down the burlap. 

Jars getting started Then we added ribbons, rosettes, pearls and lace. The morning of the shower, we arranged the flowers and packed them up for the shower!  Mason Jar Decorated Bridal Shower Vases I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. The little crocheted doilies underneath the arrangements were just $1 at Michaels, and were perfect for the clusters of vases! I love that they were varied in size – it offered some nice dimension for the floral arrangements.  

Coming soon: A decorative banner and bridal shower games!

Grandma’s jewels mason jar home decor

Grandma's Jewels Mason Jar Home Decor by SconnieSisters.com

Anyone who knows me well, knows I have a slight major obsession with mason jars. I love mason jar crafts, activities, foods, home decor, etc. If I could, I would live in a house of mason jars.

Ok, maybe not, but you get my drift. I heart them. In fact, I’m currently rounding up my favorite mason jar activities for a future post. But before then, I have a quick and easy mason jar “craft” you could do in 10 minutes or less!

I recently inherited some of my grandmother’s jewelry. With the exception of her mother’s ring, I would say that most of her jewelry is costume, enamel and other “vintage” relatively inexpensive jewelry. There were broaches, clip-on earrings, necklaces and so on.

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I absolutely love each of these pieces. They embodied my grandmother’s style. Plus, OMG SPARKLES!

I could have always just packed these gems away in a jewelry box or storage for safe keeping, because they’re not items I would wear on a regular basis. But that seemed like such a shame because I would only rarely have the opportunity to enjoy them.

So I decided to put them out on display in my living room in – you guessed it – one of my vintage teal ball mason jars. This is an especially awesome way to not feel bad about only having one earring from a pair. In the jar, it doesn’t matter.

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I am pretty happy with how it turned out. What do you think?