Ok — so you’re planning a vintage country wedding, rustic wedding, or western themed wedding and you love the look of mason jars. Problem is, you want those vintage mason jars that everyone oohs and aahs over but you can’t get your hands on any. Or, you’re like me and you just can’t justify paying $10 per jar at your local antique store for 100+ guests. Fear not, lovely brides, we’ve got the solution for you today. Read on to find out how to make mason jars look old with five creative ideas…
How to Make Mason Jars Look Old
When you can’t get the real deal, just fake it ’til you make it! That’s what we always say. And, you’re going to love these practical ideas! Let’s begin, shall we?
1. Paint ’em
The easiest way to spot an old mason jar is with it’s color: blue! Instead of scouring for blue vintage mason jars, just buy clear jars and paint ’em. Grab a tutorial here.
2. Use Rustic Lids
Another way to make mason jars look old is with aged or rustic lids. You can buy a pack of twelve rustic mason jar lids that fit right on your existing mason jars to give them a more rustic look.
3. Distress ‘Em
You can make mason jars look old by distressing them with paint. Here’s a tutorial to learn how to distress mason jars for a vintage-y look.
4. Make Them Look Cloudy
Make mason jars look old with paint on the outside, giving it a ‘cloudy’ look. Try the tutorial.
5. Buy the Heritage Jars
Ball, most notable for its mason jars, launched a collection of ‘Heritage’ jars last year in blue (with some in green this year). If you don’t want to paint mason jars to make them look aged, you can buy these pint sized jars from this limited collection. (You can grab ’em here or at your local grocery store.)
Now you can have the aged look of mason jars without the hefty price! Enjoy!
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