Okay HOW AMAZING are these easy DIY chic mason jars?? I adore mason jars and use them not only as my regular drinking glasses (#ohiolyfe), but as decorative vases for flowers, folksy pen holders, and everything in between. The limit does not exist for how many things you can use them for. Recently I co-hosted a bridal shower for my soon-to-be sister-in-law and was looking for a cute decorative item that would capture the essence of her spring wedding. I was also looking for something that could also serve as a favor that the guests could take home with them.
I latched onto the idea of these mason jars because they look just so whimsical and romantic all painted and holding flowers. Plus, how sweet is it to take a couple of these home after the party?
HOW TO MAKE THESE DIY CHIC MASON JARS
This look is easy to re-create! If you are hosting a party and using a large amount, I suggest using two complimentary colors.
To start, put all the jars on newspaper outside. Make sure nothing is around in case the spray paint carries in the wind a little.
Spray them with several light coats with drying time in between to avoid pooling of the paint. Take your time. Remember, they don’t have to be perfect! That’s the beauty of mason jars, if they get a few scratches, they look more vintage. Honestly I kinda like it if they aren’t perfect. It has a chalk paint vibe if there are a few scratches.
Once the jars are completely covered and slightly dry, flip them all upside down so you can spray the bottoms.
Let the jars completely dry. Next is the fun part-deciding what kind of flowers to put in them! I went for baby’s breath for a lot of reasons. It has a very whimsical, innocent, daytime vibe to it. Because this was an afternoon bridal shower for a spring bride (who was having an outdoor wedding), the casual but romantic flower seemed really on brand for her wedding brand (yes, it’s a thing). Not to mention, baby’s breath are very cost efficient.
For this decoration, more is MORE. Go all out. Mason jars are very affordable. And so is spray paint. To really make an impact I suggest going all out and having these little beauties all over the space. Since mason jars are known to be more of a folksy item, too few of the them may look a little trinketry.
My other soon-to-be sister-in-law went all out with this AMAZING mimosa bar and brunch spread. Wow. In my opinion a mimosa bar is a must for nearly every pre-wedding bridal event. The customizable options really put this one in another league. Also, my soon-to-be mother-in-law made almost (I think all of it actually) all of the food pictured which was SO amazing.
As always, thanks for reading! I have a few other bridal/wedding related posts — an overnight bachelorette party I hosted HERE, tips for planning a destination wedding HERE, tea party bridal shower HERE, and a spring bridal shower HERE.
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