Romantic Heirloom Wedding Centerpiece

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Blue glass mason jars are very popular and trendy, but I have been in love with them since I was little and my Gran used to use them for her “fancy” canning!  The blue glass mason jars were always saved to be given as gifts for friends and family at the holidays, so every time I see one it reminds me of my Gran.  My Mothers Mother, lived with us until I was in high school and we shared a special bond of creativity, both in the kitchen and around her vintage Singer sewing machine.  We were crafty in the 70’s before crafty was cool!

Whether it’s blue glass mason jars, a special piece of jewelry or cherished photos, incorporating family heirlooms into your Wedding décor helps keep the memory of those that are no longer with us in our hearts on that special day!

Here’s what you will need:

Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Rounds® – Thick Straight Cut – 12″

Walnut Hollow Rustic Basswood Round, Large – 9″ to 12″

Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Rounds® – Extra Small – 3 3/4″ to 5″

Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Slabs – 3″

Americana Paints by DecoArt – Coral Shell and Terra Coral

Tombow USA Adhesive Dots

Blue Glass Mason Jars – 1 quart (I used vintage), 1 pint, 1 small and 1 mini; Assorted white and ivory Lace Doilies (I used vintage); Lace Doily Acetate Overlay; Assorted white and ivory Lace Trim; Wooden Number 6; Paint Brush; Battery operated Votives (3); Coral and White Flowers; Assorted Greenery; Miter Box and Saw; Pencil; Ruler; Flat Head Screwdriver; Hammer; Bird Nest with Eggs.

Here is how to make it:

1.) Measure width of Basswood Country Round extra small on to center of Basswood Country Slab.  Cut the marks on either side with miter box and saw

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2.) Prop Basswood Country Slab on its side, place flat head screwdriver at base of cuts and tap gently with hammer until the section in between the cuts is removed.   

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3.) Base coat front and back of wooden number 6 with Coral Shell, let dry.  Top coat bottom half of wooden number six with Terra Coral, let dry.

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4.) Place linen cloth on table, then Basswood Country Round thick in center of table and arrange lace doilies on top.  Place Adhesive Dots on top and bottom of quart mason jar and secure on Basswood Country Round thick, turn on one (1) battery operated votive and place in quart mason jar.  Place Rustic Basswood Round large on top of mason jar and arrange lace doilies on top.

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5.) Place Basswood Country Round extra small into slot created in Basswood Country Slab, secure with Adhesive Dots.  Secure lace doily overlay to Basswood Country Round extra small with Adhesive Dots, then attach painted wooden number 6.

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6.)  Attach lace trims to necks of jars with Adhesive Dots.  Place jars, birds nest, flowers and greenery on centerpiece using the project photo as your guide, securing all items with Adhesive Dots.

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7.) Turn on three (3) battery operated votives and place in remaining mason jars.

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Now that the centerpieces are complete, all that is left to do is relax and enjoy your special day!

Please leave a comment below telling us what cherished item you would incorporate in your Wedding decor to remind you of that special person.

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Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth Watson

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For more inspiration, please visit my blog, pinterest or instagram!

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2 thoughts on “Romantic Heirloom Wedding Centerpiece

  1. Love your mason jar project, Beth!
    I think it would be fun to incorporate my Grandma Ladd’s vintage hankerchiefs.

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