Wedding Wednesday


Let me preface this little DIY with this: It's simple. So simple that I probably shouldn't even call this a tutorial (so I won't). I was first inspired by the second image from a past WW post and I thought "Oh hey, that's cute!" so I did it. Our wedding is going to be very low-key, DIY driven, and Southern. What is more southern than mason jars (aside from Paula Deen)? Exactly. I love a little spray paint, and I've shared painting vases in the past to mimic milk glass. This is perfect for your windowsill, your dinner table, your desk, or your wedding centerpieces. Below I'll show you 4 different stylings of it and let you get to work! Enjoy!


All you need for #1 is a mason jar and spray paint. Guess what you do with them? Yep. Simple.

#2 is a mason jar, spray painted white, wrapped with a rough piece of burlap, and secured by a few rounds of your favorite color yarn. The best part is that you don't need any glue or anything. Use the yarn to secure the burlap and tie it in the back. It'll slip right off so you can slip a new cover on it!

#3 is just the spray painted mason jar with some thick twine or jute wrapped around the top. You can do this around the top, the middle, or the whole thing. It gives it a really fun rustic vibe!

#4 is just some hand-ripped cotton fabric wrapped around and knotted in the front. Seriously... it doesn't get much easier than that!

A few tips I've learned from spray painting glassware:
1. When in doubt, use glossy spray paint. I'm a huge fan of a matte finish, and the matte looks great in colors, but more often than not the white matte spray paint comes out like a chalky primer. It's really really gross to the touch and it doesn't give you a smooth surface. The glassware is typically shiny, so keep it simple with the gloss!
2. Use brown for an earthy tone, baby blue or pink for a baby shower, and maybe black or orange for halloween decor! 
3. When you're doing pastel colors like blue, pink or yellow, do a base coat of white glossy spraypaint first. This will help the colors really pop and be even!
4. If you want to make the decor on the jar more permanent, use a little bit of hot glue to secure the burlap/twine/etc. 

I thought #2 was the perfect look for Autumn so it's now sitting on my desk next to my computer. It's the perfect punch of color for the season and I think having fresh flowers nearby is always inspiring! xo

33 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! The flowers are beautiful as well.

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  2. There are so many things you can do with mason jars these days and I love it...super cute!

    Liesl :)

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  3. i LOVE this! I've been collecting milk glass for my eventual wedding, but this would be a great sub if that didn't work out. I wonder if gray linen-y fabric would look good? I'm thinking yellow and gray for mine :)

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. So cute! Have you seen the tutorial on how to paint your jars to look like the blue ones? Pretty cool as well! :)

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  5. Simple but effective, they look great.

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  6. Love this! I <3 mason jars and have begged my mom not to get rid of the few dozen she has in her garage.

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  7. Lovely DIY. Love the white jar.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  8. I love mason jars, I think I'll use them in my wedding someday but I think I'd rather leave them how they are. Either way, they're stinkin cute.

    -Arielle
    humblepievintage.com

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  9. I'm going to do this when I get paid,thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. What a great idea! Its so interchangeable for the seasons as well. Love the blog reno!

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  11. Such a good idea! Its quick and easy to change for the seasons as well
    Love the blog reno!

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  12. Wow, that looks so neat. I wouldn't have expected to get such a great looking finish by spray painting glass!

    Loulou Downtown

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  13. Those are great. I'm doing Wedding Wednesday too, in preparation for our wedding next fall. We're doing mason jar center pieces as well. :) I love seeing someone else working toward planning a wedding with a similar style.

    -Sara-

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  14. So cute! I love when simple projects turn out so adorable.

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  15. What a neat idea! These are super cool.

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  16. Love it! What an excellent DIY. I'd love to see you do more of these - you're a natural!

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  17. I think this is a wonderful idea! And I think I would love to do something like this for my wedding. Hmm... must talk it over with the fiance! Thanks for the wonderful and beautiful idea.

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  18. I love this idea! This is so pretty. :-)

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  19. This is such a great idea. Simple and beautiful. It looks like something that would sit on a window sill of a cottage kitchen, while your backing apple pie! I just adore it. I am so going to attempt to make it. It would make a great gift as well! :D

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  20. I love the outfit! So cheerful! :).

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  21. I have a million mason jars at my house, well not a million but ya know! A lot. What a perfect/cute idea! I love it!

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  22. Can't got wrong with Mason jars and burlap - I used the same at our wedding. Love the low-key casual vibe you are going far. I know your wedding will be beautiful!

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  23. Mason jars are so fun! I actually used old empty glass bottles from Starbucks... like the ones you can buy at Publix or wherever I have enough friends that drink em that I ended up with free "vases" :D never thought to spray paint em!

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  24. these are adorable! i love the little centerpiece/arrangements. they were the most fun to make when i was a florist!

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  25. great job! it looks gorgeous. I did something similar for my brother's wedding this summer. I used soup cans and spray glue to put different types of scrapbook paper on it (after sizing and cutting the paper to fit). I hot glued ribbons around the tops and bottoms and used them as vases. It was a big hit and was simple and fun. Now I do it for my own home hehe. I love the mason jar idea with the pretty stuff you used BETTER though.

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  26. i saw these here when you first made the post and LOVED them. I just made a few to set around for my baby shower next month! I used burlap and vintage buttons, so, so cute!

    lacey :)

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  27. I did this for my wedding last month! They turned out wonderful, were super easy, and everyone LOVED them:] Some people even took some of them home(as we had about 30 I didnt see a problem with that) :]

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  30. there jars look great! just wondering, what size mason jars did you use?

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