In the South I think I heard that a million times. You don’t say “shut up” where I grew up. Adults said hush a lot. I find myself saying it now.
This morning I had a bride call and she was describing her decor. Her mother was on the call too. I found myself saying “hush yourself” when she said she wanted mason jars for decor and her mother was not having it. I myself am not a fan of mason jars at this point. they’ve been done. And done. AND DONE!!!!! It’s over. We’ve seen them since 2013? Maybe earlier. I don’t want to see them any longer.
Y’all know my rule. Once your guests have seen it at a wedding it’s time to move on. DO SOMETHING NEW!!!! Reinvent the pinterest wheel. Don’t keep pinning and copying it.
I looked on pinterest to see what they say for mason jars. The first thing that came up, was a pin that had been pinned over 20,000 times!!!! Can you imagine?
I’m okay with mason jars for a rehearsal dinner. But, for a wedding I just can’t get excited about it. UNLESS the wedding is really a true farm wedding. It’s really a country styled event. If it’s not being held in a barn or with that type of setting then I don’t think it’s a great design concept.
For a barbecue? YES!
For a formal wedding…..where you are paying over 250.00 per guests (at least!) NO!!!!
If you are doing a wedding for less than $100 per guests it might be a great option. Yes.
I wouldn’t be living up to my “take an idea and make it better” if I didn’t think of how to use the millions of Ball jars that are being stored in garages, attics, crawl spaces or piled up next to a garage now that weddings have passed their wedding use.
Obviously there is the idea of painting the glass and using as a vase or candle holder.
Vase for flowers……bridal luncheon, tea, birthday party, summer dinner, patios, nothing formal but for something nice.
Kind of love this idea of using them for a favor
Favors, cute welcome basket idea, even a great neighbor gift at Christmas.
This idea I call……CREEPY. I saw this and thought…..is this for a wedding or a Halloween party? YIKES
I’d totally do this for a creepy effect in my decor for a Halloween party. I’d print off photos of skeletons, or creepy images. Then stick in the glass and use a waterproof led light to give the effect. Obviously you will need to laminate the photos in the jar.
There will always be the ideas to use a jar for crafts. Buttons, loose odds and ends. Using in a kitchen to hold cooking utensils.
Of course just like anything everything old is new again. I’ve said it before when I was growing up people drank out of mason jars (iced tea, water, and yes moonshine.) I’m sure one day all these jars will come back into fashion. Brides can say they are using the jars their mothers used at their weddings. Which is a cute idea!
Lucky for me when I said “hush y’all” to a mother and bride they didn’t take offense. They listened to the reasoning and why I don’t suggest mason jars in the design. I want them to have new and different! I want their guests to walk in and say “WOW” not oh that’s cute.
Happy Designing y’all!