Craftsfolk are a clever lot. The humble mason jar. By all accounts just a wide-rimmed screw-top glass jar. Yet somehow it has exploded to become the foundation of an endless stream of creative ideas.
I probably don’t have enough features relevant to the DIY wedding at this time, so to begin re-tipping the balance (and in this time of austerity it doesn’t hurt to think of ways to save) here is an ongoing inspiration hunt for “ways to use Mason Jars.” At time of writing I believe this is a bottomless pit . . .
Mason Jars as vases
Choose vintage blue Mason Jars and fill with pastel blooms then tie with rafia for a bohemian, laid-back feel … (via Tumblr)
The Mason Jar gets an old beer bottle for a mate and is filled with garden blooms … (via Tumblr)
Or it gets a whole array of friends and is hung from the ceiling … (via A Stunning Affair)
Mason Jars as sources of light
Mason jars still come out to play when the sun goes down with the help of some glow-in-the-dark paint … (via Tumblr)
Or by filling with tea lights … (via Bridesmaids and Weddings)
And they appear to adapt merrily between ground or table and lantern-like suspension … (via Intimate Weddings)
They also don’t mind some creativity with the exterior – like coloured tissue to create a magical lighting effect … (via Tumblr)
And they’re equally happy being run-through with fairylights as they are with candlelight … (image via Tumblr)
Mason Jars for table numbers
Creative couples are adapting them to use for wedding table names … (via Events to a T)
Mason Jars for wedding favours
And given their heritage as preserve holders they work very well in containing produce favours – like honey … (via Tumblr)
Or non-produce but equally tasty favours like these vibrant gobstoppers … (via Want That Wedding)
Or, you could go the whole hog and have your food in them – like this incredible looking dessert … (via Style Me Pretty)
Or this mouthwatering pasta salad if you’re more of a savoury bent … (via Food For My Family)
Mason Jars : you have been hunted
I am by no means suggesting this is the limit of your versatility, merely that my typing fingers are about to drop off.
Have any of these ideas inspired you?
Or do you think mason jars are too cliche these days?