This mason jar centerpiece is easy-to-DIY for your wedding! Adding candlelight creates a romantic atmosphere and these mason jars will add both a rustic and whimsical touch. It is surprisingly easy to make them yourself.
Read on for the how-to plus other DIY mason jar centerpieces we’ve found (including how to turn the mason jars into favors).
DIY Mason Jar Centerpieces
To make your own DIY mason jar centerpieces, you’ll need a few easy-to-find supplies. Order in bulk (and online!) whenever possible to save money.
The wrap around the top that ties in a bow is called raffia and you can get it here. Simply tie raffia to the top of the jar in a bow.
We love these mason jars as centerpieces, but it’s also fun to turn them into lantern favors for guests to take home. Here’s how to do it.
Mason Jar Lantern Favors
To make mason jar lantern favors, you’ll need a few easy-to-find supplies. Besides the obvious — bulk mason jars! — you’ll definitely need these wire handles so your lanterns can be easy to carry/hang up on shepherd’s hooks.
NOTE: If you are hanging your mason jar lanterns on hooks, skip the water and use this type of sand as filler instead. Otherwise, the water will weight them down too much and they’ll be too heavy.
If you don’t have hooks or want to display them instead, just place them on tables. The handles are still a great addition to the jars so guests can easily carry them home.
These lanterns will double as romantic lighting throughout your reception and make exceptionally beautiful keepsake favors for guests.
Add thank you favor tags (like these, super inexpensive) with a ribbon or jute twine tied to the handle. During the reception, make an announcement to guests (your DJ can do it!) asking them to take a mason jar lantern home as a favor.
LED Battery Candle Alternative
Are you worried about open flames with your DIY mason jar centerpieces or your venue prohibits the use of open flames? No problem! You can still make these cute DIY mason jar centerpieces or mason jar lantern favors. Simply skip the water and use sand filler instead. Then, place flameless battery-operated tealight candles in each jar instead.
My sister did this for her wedding and it was such a fun idea! The candles looked incredible and added a beautiful glow to the reception. Plus, there was no need to worry about relighting them during the night if they flicker out. Brilliant.
Fairy Lights Mason Jar Centerpiece
Prefer something a bit different? Another favorite mason jar centerpiece idea is this one, which uses fairy lights. The result? Incredibly cute lanterns that look like this:
If you prefer, here’s how they look in wine bottles. AMAZING, am I right? It is not hard to make the wine bottles yourself and cut the bottoms — here’s a tutorial on how to make DIY wine bottle lights — WITHOUT drilling!
You can also buy mason jar lanterns in bulk with lights inside here for a set of 6. They are smaller, but a great alternative if you’re looking to save time.
Hope it helps! Now I want to decorate the patio… ready for summer! :)