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DIY Glitter Mason Jar Centerpiece
Looking to add some DIY rustic flair to your wedding? Look no further! I saw the greatest idea about incorporating mason jars into wedding centerpieces. I’ve seen a lot of weddings that use mason jars, but this idea will make for a new and unique experience.

You’ll only need a few items for this easy DIY, and you can pick all of these items up at your local craft store:

• Mason jar(s)

• Metallic Spray Paint (your color of choice)

• Mod Podge

• Paint Brush

• Glitter (your color of choice)

• Paper Plate

First, hold the inside of the mason jar and spray paint the entire outside, then wait for it to dry.

Spray Paint Your Mason JarPainted Gold Mason Jar

Once the mason jar is dry, brush the bottom quarter to bottom half of the mason jar with mod podge. Make sure it is somewhat even around all sides.

Apply Mod PodgeMason Jar with Mod Podge Applied

Next, take the jar of glitter and sprinkle it on the mod podge while it is still wet.

Sprinkle Your Glitter

Once the glitter is set and dried on the mod podge, coat the layer of glitter once more with mod podge. This will ensure that the glitter will stay on the jar. This will take a while to dry, so be patient!

Apply Mod Podge - Again

Finally, use anything you want to fill the mason jars with. I decided on a few pink flowers, which complement the metallic gold nicely!

DIY Glitter Mason Jar Centerpiece

Italian Dinner Invites
With some creativity and a little effort, you can make affordable table centerpieces for any dinner theme. We’ve chosen Italian…yum! I’ve created four centerpieces to help spark some ideas for brides on a budget.

pasta rehearsal dinner centerpieces

1. Plant real plants (we used zinnias) in the cans leftover from your spaghetti sauce or tomatoes. Rinse cans well and leave labels on! These labels become excellent decoration that really ties into the Italian theme. Give each guest a canned plant at the end of the evening as a party favor. I purchased these zinnias for $1 each!

2. Everyone has some glass containers or cylinders around their house. Fill a row of cylinders up with pasta noodles in different shapes and sizes and don’t forget the breadsticks. Tie containers with red raffia and trail cylinders down the center of the table. This works great for a rectangular-shaped table. You can purchase glass cylinders in bulk from Ann’s.

3. Mix and match your containers and think in odd numbers when creating your table centerpieces. We used a tall, bottle-shaped container to hold our gerbera daisies ($1 each) and mason jars in random shapes to hold spaghetti and bow-tie pasta. Also, sprinkle some bow-tie pasta around the table for a fun “confetti.”

4. To make tin can centerpieces, remove the labels and rinse the cans. Wrap ribbon, burlap or fabric around the cans. We used double-sided tape to get them to stay in place. Add water and arrange flowers. Purchase flowers at a wholesale store, farmer’s market or add fresh cut flowers from your garden.

Oh, and don’t forget some matching invitations! You can modify the wording on any of our wedding invitations to turn them into the perfect rehearsal dinner invites. Here are a couple we think would look great with the Italian dinner theme: Vineyard Monogram and Modern Scrollwork.

Italian Dinner Invites

Like what you see? Check out our previous post from August 5th featuring ideas for a budget-friendly, Italian-themed rehearsal dinner.

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