15 Ways to Use Mason Jars at Your Wedding

Painted mason jar flower arrangement wedding

Mason jars are hugely popular right now in the crafting world, providing infinite possibilities when it comes to DIY projects.  Not only are they incredibly versatile and budget-friendly, but they are adorable too!  Here’s 15 fun ways to include mason jars in your wedding:


Perhaps the first alternative use for mason jars was as a beverage container.  Serve your favorite cocktail in decorated mason jars for a rustic feel.  Dress up the jars as much or as little as you’d like to add a personal flair.

Mason jar drinks wedding idea

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Votive candle holders

With the soft flames flickering against the curved glass, these make a beautiful decoration on your special day.  You can experiment with refracting colors by using colored glass or cover the jars with lace for a romantic look.  Place one of these on each table to accent the centerpiece, or use them to line the aisle.  These simple mason jar candle holders can be used in a myriad of ways.

DIY lace wrapped masno jar votive holders wedding

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Flower arrangements

Single mason jars can be used as a vase on their own, or several can be put together to create a stunning floral arrangement. Whether you choose to use a bouquet of wildflowers, or a single rose, or even just some baby’s breath, fresh flowers will definitely brighten up your wedding.  Using mason jars to hold them adds a touch of rustic charm to the look.

Painted mason jar flower arrangement wedding

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Light fixtures

A fun and elegant idea for an outdoor wedding, taking mason jar lighting options to the next level.  Use fairy lights or tea candles in basic mason jars for a classic effect, or experiment with different colored jars to fit your wedding’s palette.

Mason jar light fixture outdoor wedding

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Escort cards

Use chalkboard paint or tie tags onto each jar to create your own escort cards.  You can leave them empty to fill with beverages later or you can include a party favor inside.

DIY mason jar escort cards wedding

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Party favors for the guests

Give your guests a memento to take home with them.  Take any simple recipe and layer the ingredients to create pretty party favors.  Hot cocoa and cookie mix are both great options.  Another fun spin on this idea would be to layer different kinds of bath salts and goodies in a jar for your guests.

Hot cocoa mix mason jar wedding gift

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The perfect detail to complement a theme.  You can contrast between large and small jars and fill them with a variety of beautiful things, such as colorful rocks, glass beads, candles, flower petals, glitter, and so much more.  Using mason jars for your centerpieces is a fantastic way for you to exercise your creativity and let your personality shine.

Mason jar wedding centerpiece

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Serve individual desserts in mason jars for an adorable wedding treat.  These can be served after dinner or guests can take them home to enjoy after the reception.  S’mores in a jar, blueberry pie in a jar, and no-bake strawberry cheesecake in a jar are all delicious desserts that look pretty served in a mason jar.

Mason jar wedding desserts DIY

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If you’re feeling super crafty, why not try your hand at making your own mason jar candles?  These can be used in your wedding or given away as gifts.  Instructions can be found here.

DIY mason jar candles wedding

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Cake topper

Nothing shows your love for mason jars like using it as your cake topper.  This is a fun little way to incorporate mason jars without having to include them in every aspect of your wedding.  Match the jar and cake to your wedding’s color palette to add a bit of rustic charm to your special day.

Mason jar wedding cake topper

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Table settings

Using mason jars for table settings are not only cute but practical too.  You’ll need silverware and napkins for the table, why not put them in mason jars at each seat?  The jar can even double as a cup.  Cover the jars with patterned fabric or tie ribbons to each one to spruce them up.

Mason jar wedding table setting silverware

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Hanging decor

Mason jars can be easily hung from branches, chairs, and ceiling beams.  Choose any size jar, or a combination of sizes, decorate them however you’d like, and fill them with anything from flowers to candles to potpourri to glitter.  Hang them around your ceremony, reception, or both for an easy and budget-friendly decoration.

DIY hanging mason jar ornament wedding

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Vintage photos

These vintage photos in mason jars are very simple to make, but look beautiful and elegant.  You can use your favorite photo of you and your partner to use in centerpieces, or use photos of you and your bridesmaids to give to them as a token of your appreciation.  Instructions can be found here.

Vintage photo mason jar wedding

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Ceremony aisle

Putting a fun twist on lining a ceremony aisle, tea candles or battery operated lights in mason jars is an easy way to incorporate mason jars into your wedding.  Try alternating each lighted jar with a floral arrangement, or decorate individual jars and arrange them in a pattern along the aisle.

Mason jar ceremony aisle wedding

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Bridesmaid thank you gifts

Your bridesmaids have been there for you long before your big day.  What better way to thank them for participating in your wedding than with a spa in a jar?  You can include luxury spa items in each mason jar, or you can personalize each gift with items you know your bridesmaid enjoys.  As with all DIY mason jar crafts, these are fully customizable and can be as extravagant as you like.

Mason jar bridesmaid gift spa wedding

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The best part about mason jars is that they are essentially a blank canvas.  You can decorate them any way you’d like and use them in any of the above ideas.  For example,  you can wrap them in lace or fabric, tie ribbons around them, paint the whole jar or just a design, use pearls and other beads, cover them in glitter… the list goes on and on!  DIY mason jars are a fantastic way for you to get creative and have your personality shine on your big day.

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