What is it about mason jars that makes them so amazing? Even though I don't know how to can/pickle produce, I can't stop myself from collecting mason jars. I use them for storage (tea, rice, random buttons), candle holders, adult beverage containers, vases...you name it. My hope is that one day I will learn to can with some help from my great friend Rachel (visit Rachel at Great Faith in a Seed for more info on preserving/preparing the goods from your garden...she's a fantastic gardener/novice chef with a flair for self-sufficiency and sustainability).
Incorporating mason jars into your wedding adds a fantastically rustic touch to your event. Mason jars are charming and can be used long after your special day has come and gone. Maybe you have a bunch stored in your basement...slim down your wedding budget by using what you have instead of buying new. Here are a few ideas on how to put those old mason jars to good use:
...great for corralling those beautiful (and organically grown) flowers
Rustic yet elegant!
...perfect for displaying photos of family and friends
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...hold those sweet treats for your guest in pint mason jars
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Need some other mason jar inspiration? Be sure to visit Chandra at Oh Lovely Day.
If the idea of buying cases of mason jars doesn't appeal to you but you want a "mason jar" look, how about this? Have family and friends save their glass pasta sauce and jam jars instead of throwing them in the recycle bin. Wrap canvas, lace, jute twine, or spray paint the jars to color coordinate to your liking - super easy DIY centerpiece for the eco-conscious (and budget-conscious) bride.