7 great ways to recycle old jam jars at your wedding!

June 29, 2015

Here at The Rustic Wedding company we are literally obsessed with these little glass beauties. Not only are the decoration possibilities with jars endless, but they are more often than not FREE! (And let’s be honest, what bride doesn’t like a bargain that comes with the ‘free’ price tag?!)

 

I have once again been scouring Pinterest and came across some fantastic ideas and original ways to incorporate these babies into your wedding decoration plans so I just had to share them with you.

 

1. Candles

 

The most simple way of using jars of them all. Simply wash out any remaining pasta sauce and stick a candle inside! Voila… perfect quick and easy candle holder!

2. Drinking Glasses

 

Now this one may take a little time and patience to organise but if you can gather together a crateful of similar looking jars you have got yourself the perfect drinking vessel for your guests to enjoy at your event. Stick a paper straw inside and you are bang on trend!

 3. Favours

 

Once again the possibilities are endless here. Fill with a selection of your favourite sweets, homemade jams and curds or pop some compost and seeds inside and you’ve got yourself a ‘growing’ wedding favour for your guests to enjoy for months after your wedding is over.

 

4. Flower vases

 

Next to candles, this is the next easiest way to recycle those collected jars. Wrap twine, hessian strips and lace around your freshly washed jars, add some water and flowers and you have found yourself the perfect homemade vase for your centrepieces. Easy peasy - and we like easy peasy.

 

 

5. Gyp Gyp Gyp

 

Gypsophila is still trending quite strongly right now so no wedding is complete without a jar or twenty of it placed somewhere at your event.

6. Hanging

 

A bit trickier as you will need a few tools to help you create this look but all you’ve really got to do is wrap some strong wire around the top of your jar and secure tightly, then hang from the nearest sturdy branch. And what with so many barn or outdoor weddings taking place this year there should be plenty of trees out there just waiting to be decorated like next year’s Christmas tree.

7. Fairy lights

 

Another easy one and yet so pretty. Get yourself down your local pound shop and buy tons of solar or battery powered fairy lights. Luckily for you guys they are stocking all of their outdoor picnic ranges at the minute so there should be plenty for you to buy. Wind the lengths of fairy lights into little messy balls and stick them in your jar. Perfect for when the sun goes down and you don’t want your grandmas to trip down that hidden step.

 

Right then, that’s it. I hope we have been inspirational in some way. I now encourage you to go hunting in your pantry, eat up any remaining jam, mint sauce or mayonnaise, wash your jars and decorate!

 

The Rustic Wedding Co Team xx

 

 

Images taken from various sources on Pinterest, for links to each photo click here.

 

 

 

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