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Inspirational ideas for using mason jars at your wedding

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An easy and inexpensive way to decorate for your wedding is by using Ball (mason) jars. Ball mason jars are not only completely versatile but also relatively inexpensive. They come in clear, blue and green and can be customized and painted to match any theme. Don't think of them as just regular mason jars. Look outside the box and think of all the creative ways that you can put them to use. Having trouble getting inspired? Here are some great ideas on how to use Ball mason jars.

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  • Fill them with flowers or candles and instead of placing on tables for centerpieces, hang them up over the tables providing your location has low ceilings.

  • Place candles inside of them and use them as aisle runners to line the wedding aisle at the site of your ceremony.

  • Use them as a way to number your tables.

  • Instead of using paper escort cards, use the jars instead so guests can find their assigned tables and then they can keep them as wedding favors as well.

  • Create special wedding favors for your guests that work around your theme or loves like coffee beans for the coffee lovers or jams for a barnyard wedding.

  • Fill mason jars with silverware wrapped in napkins and use as place settings. Guests can then use the jars for their drinks.

  • Decorate and use to serve your signature cocktail.

  • For a beach wedding, fill with sand and seashells.

  • You can DIY your own candles using mason jars. Just click here for directions.

  • With the right paints, you can create shabby chic vintage or patina looking mason jars to match your wedding theme.

  • For your bridesmaids, carrying bouquets f flowers made with mason jars serve as double duty as table decorations after the wedding and as wedding favors for them.

  • Create emergency kits for your bridesmaids and the immediate women in your family filled with not always remembered necessities for the big day.

  • Use different size mason jars to create a candy buffet.

See? The ideas are limitless when it comes to using mason jars for your wedding!

For more inspiration check out Jarden Home Brands' Ball brand jars' Pinterest page at http://www.pinterest.com/ballcanning/i-do/ and to order or find a retailer near you visit their website by clicking here.

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