Nov 16, 2013

Mason Jar Luminaries

I'm loving the warm, enchanting glow of these Mason jar luminaries that I originally found at The Country Barrel at Etsy. Unfortunately, the shop may have closed because the link I used no longer works. What a shame! Maybe you can use these lovely photos to recreate your own rustic wedding luminaries. Let me share with you why these are a must-have for any outdoor wedding ceremony:
  • Mason jars are cheap.  Standard sized Mason jars, are available in all craft stores and advertised on Amazon at around $10 for a set of twelve. 
  • Mason jar lanterns can be used for birthdays, weddings and garden parties.  Imagine how beautiful these charming glass luminaries would look, lighting a warm and welcome way to an outdoor wedding reception.  Hang them from trees or along a wooden fence - remove the lids and group them together as rustic party or wedding centerpieces.
  • No messy clean-up with these Mason jar candles!  I've never seen dried beans used this way before but I'm absolutely hooked.  Do you know how cheap dried beans are?  Try a colorful variety including navy beans (shown here), pinto beans or kidney beans. Their down to earth country charm works well with the retro jars and they do double duty soaking up messy candle wax.
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