Planning your wedding on a budget? We love sharing tons of DIY wedding ideas and inspiration with you using $1 supplies. There’s nothing better than saving money while still creating timeless, yet trendy decorations for your ceremony and reception. One of our favorite best-kept secrets to affordable, Pinterest-worthy wedding décor are our glass vases and jars. There are so many ways to decorate and dress them up to fit your style and color scheme! Check out these three easy and stylish ideas to use glass jars around your wedding aisles, buffet tables, reception tables, and more.
Twine-Wrapped Hanging Jars
Wrap the opening of your glass jar with twine and secure in place by tying in a knot and securing with glue. Loop an extra strand of twine from one side of the wrapped opening to the other. Tie in a knot on each side to hold in place. Fill the jar at least halfway full with accent gems, rocks, sand, or marbles, then insert real or faux fall flowers. Create as many of these arrangements as you need to hang on chairs along your ceremony aisles for a gorgeous extra touch!
LED Tealight Candleholders
Turn glass jars upside down to create DIY candleholders! Insert a flickering LED tealight candle on the inside of the jar lid. Secure the jar back onto the lid, then finish off the look with a ribbon or twine bow wrapped around the base. What a subtle and simple addition to scatter around cocktail tables and arrange on reception tables! They will truly shine during evening wedding receptions when the lights are dimmed low and the LED candles glow.
Painted Flower-Filled Glass Jars
Paint the outside of your glass jars to match your wedding color scheme. Use solid colors, add a pattern, or distress them. No matter which method of painting you choose, this is a great way to showcase your style and complement the rest of your wedding décor! Add faux or real flowers to complete the look. Bonus: Painted jars hide the fillers and base of the flowers inside so there’s no need to worry about perfecting the inside of the jar!