June 14, 2010
New Use for Mason Jars
How personal and easy is this idea? We love incorporating old photos into your reception decor but this idea really is quite clever and a snap to recreate. Simply collect old mason jars from flea markets or online sites like Amazon.com or eBay or if you don't have time to scour for vintage ones, you can purchase new ones at your local hardware or home improvement stores. They look great shown above without their lids!
A touch of blue in the glass creates a cohesive look -- especially beneficial if some of your old photos are in color -- and adds to the vintage appeal. Gather photos from friends and family members so you have a variety to choose from. Or simply stick to your parents' and grandparents' wedding photos. Photo copy the old photos (you won't have to worry about what happens to them after the reception!) and cut the copy down to size before popping them into the jars. That's it, you're all set with a unique and personalized touch to your reception.
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Images courtesy of Jessamyn Harris.
by Sarah Newell
As the DIY editor at WeddingChannel.com I'm always on the lookout for new inspirations. Check back here to find weekly Link Love, advice, and step-by-step projects for the DIY bride.
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