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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bridal Shower Table Decor

Like I mentioned in my last post, I had the opportunity to create decorations for my soon to be sister in law's bridal shower a couple weeks ago. Today I'll be sharing with you some of my table decor for the shower.

Blue Mason jars are super popular right now and for good reason. They are super cool! And, they are incredibly versatile. For the table decor I used them as vases to hold painted corkscrew (or curly) willow tree branches.

The bride's color choices are dark teal and lime green. To bring in the green I purchased some spring branches from the Hobby Lobby floral department and also used a couple of green vases for the bride's table.

I began with these jars....

....and these curly willow tree branches.
(I picked mine up off the ground at a local park.)

Then, I painted all of the branches using some left over white paint.

Once the branches were painted I bunched them together and tied them with jute before placing them in the jars. I didn't like the way the branches were leaning to one side or another, so I filled the bottoms with glass rocks to stabalize the branches.

Paired with a lime green photo cube.

I received lots of positive feedback at the shower with how the jars turned out, but I really wish I'd had more jars to use! I've been slowly collecting them over a couple of years and the prices are only going up thanks to their recent rise in popularity. I paid anywhere from $4 to $12 for the jars. I would consider anything in the $5-$7 range a fair price depending on size and whether it has its lid or not. However, I may have to soon adjust that number because at most antique stores I see them at they begin at $8 for the smaller jars and go up from there. I've found that estate sales are the cheapest places to find them, but they don't usually last long before someone's snatched them up.

So, what do you say? Have you done anything cool with blue Mason jars recently? I'd love to see your projects if you have!

I'll be linking up to these great parties this week. Go check 'em out!


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  2. Very cute! I like the painted branches, it is a nice modern touch on a traditional item. Thanks for sharing! New follower!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

  3. Very nice! I like the colors and the decorations! :)

  4. How wonderful! I have been looking for blue jars just like that. I love what you created, perfect for the shower. Hugs

  5. wow this looks fantastic! thanks for sharin

  6. Love the blue and green together! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  7. Beautiful table décor. I attended a bridal shower at one of wedding venues Los Angeles couple of weeks ago. Saw similar table décor there and was looking equally pretty. Really liked it and going to have it for my bridal shower too.