Sunday, June 10, 2012

Making Memories with Mason Jars...again!

Because so much of the traffic that Hudson Valley Green receives is from readers like you looking for creative and unique centerpieces using mason jars, I thought I would do another post highlighting some great mason jar centerpieces from around the web.

And while mason jars have such a warm and rustic look to them, all of the following ideas can be done with glass jars you can grab right out of your recycling bin. "Upcycle" your discarded jars into pretty centerpieces and you'll be saving some green while being green. It's a win-win!

As I was researching ideas for this post, I stumbled across the most amazing mason jar craft website, If you love a good mason jar, then you'll love this website. And for those of you who don't know me, I have a thing for nice glass jars (but I'm not the only one with this problem, check out Jennifer's jar issues at Eco & Elsie).

Creating a great centerpiece doesn't have to require a lot of crafty know-how, just a little bit of elbow grease and maybe a glue gun. Check out my favorite mason jar centerpiece ideas....

These would be perfect for a winter wedding and so simple to create!
(c) Cupcakes and Candles

Grab some old books with weathered paper, some scissors, a bit of glue and viola! Plain glass jars would work best. Love this!
(c) Cupcakes and Candles

A little spray paint and you've got these babies!
(c) Blue Eyed Yonder

Terrariums are all the rage now...set a bunch of these mini-terrariums on the table as the centerpiece and they could double as your favors!
(c) Our Big Earth 

I love the simplicity of these centerpieces. With the white linens and burlap table runner, they are perfect embellished with just a little bit of twine.
(c) cristopher.n.laureen

Have a favorite mason jar centerpiece idea? 
Please share by leaving a comment below or on HVG's facebook page!

Happy Planning, 


  1. The blue glass Mason jars are my favorite. I've seen some beautiful ways that Mason jars have been turned into hurricane lamps with candles inside, which would be lovely and useful for an outdoor reception.

  2. Rachel, I completely agree! The blue tinted mason jars are truly beautiful but can be hard to find. There are some great DIY tutorials on how to turn your basic, clear mason jars blue (or green or pink, whatever!!).

    And thanks so much for stopping by HVG!