Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Creatives Tuesday: DIY Hanging Mason Jar decor (Part II)

diy ceremony chair decor
Ola sweeties! Its good to be back! Today the Creatives Team would like to bring you these awesome charming project by Kelsey!They have created these beautiful hanging mason jars from a chair during the ceremony (and reception afterwards) for their own wedding.
So DIY brides, lets get your gear ready & get handsy..

Things you need:
  • Mason jars (your choice of size, a variety can create a little whimsy)
  • Fabric (I used burlap, but a colorful print can be fun as well)
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Wire
  • Hot glue or fabric glue
  • Pliers

diy ceremony chair decor


Step 1: Start with your desired size mason jar, any size will work and multiple sizes can add a fun ambiance to your event. Begin by cutting the fabric of your choice into a strip long enough to go all the way around the mason jar, leaving about a 1/4 of an inch extra to overlap slightly.Then, glue your base fabric to the outside of the mason jar. Note: It doesn't have to be perfect, cos a little imperfection shows that it was handmade and special.diy ceremony chair decor
Step 2: You can use either fabric glue or hot glue, we suggest to use whichever you are more comfortable with. Only glue the end of each side of the strip, with one end directly onto the jar and the other end slightly overlapping the first end. 
Step 3: Cut a strip of lace the length of the first piece of fabric (Note: if lace isn’t your thing you may skip this step)
Step 4: Again, glue the lace only on the ends to give it a clean look and sightly overlap one end over the starting end of the lace. Once the lace is added you can add a piece of ribbon that goes with your wedding theme. Pull the ribbon very taunt and place a dab of glue underneath the knot that you tie. After this dries you can tie a bow to finish off the project.
diy ceremony chair lace burlap
Note: As suggestion, you may leave the mason jar vase as is and use it as a centerpiece with flowers, or fill it with candles to line a walkway.
Step 5: If you prefer to have the mason jars hang as vases for an aisle way you can proceed with the last step which is adding a wire hanger. 
For this step, pliers are necessary and the wire can be found at any hardware/craft store. Choose whatever thickness you prefer. If your look go with wire, you can always use other options such as string, yarn, twine, or ribbon, just make sure that you fasten it with some glue to keep it secure enough to hang.
Step 6: The wire can be fastened by cutting one long piece and twisting loops into each end-having a round object such as a pencil or pen to keep a firm loop will help. Once the loop has been made on each side, cut a second piece of wire to wrap around the top of the mason jar. 
A quarter of the way through wrapping the wire around the top of the jar, loop the first loop made on the hanging part of the wire through the wire and make a loop in the base wire to hold it in place. 
Step 7: Continue wrapping the base wire around the jar until it’s across from the first loop and create a second loop with the hanging wire looped through. When you get to the start of your wire, use the pliers to twist the two ends together and tuck them neatly against the edge of the jar.
And voila! you got a hanging mason jar decor for your soiree!

Credits: Moderated by Inspirasi SA via source The Ruffled Blog

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