August 16

DIY Mason Jar Centerpieces

Looking for a quick and inexpensive centerpiece idea? These charming mason jar centerpieces are perfect for any occasion, from a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner to your wedding reception. You only need a few inexpensive pieces to make a charming look come together in no time!


  • Mason jars of various heights
  • Washi tape or other decorative tape (a great craft staple to stock up on!)
  • Tea light candles
  • Adhesive gift tags from Wedding Paper Divas

You really can tailor this craft to suit your own style, so feel free to experiment with colors and artistic elements.

Step One: Decorate the Mason Jars

Attach the washi tape in a decorative way, whether you use it to create vertical stripes, horizontal rows or a crisscross pattern. We opted for a simple and modern design based on the Petite Leaf gift tag stickers we selected.

Step Two: Attach Adhesive Gift Tags

We attached the gift tag sticker only to the larger, more dominant jar in our arrangement.

Step Three: Add Water and Candle

Fill the jars with varying amounts of water. We filled the larger jar halfway and put slightly less water in the smaller version.

Next, add the tea light candles and light them using long matches to avoid any unfortunate mishaps.

Step Four: Arrange and Enjoy Your New Centerpieces!

We thought they looked particularly charming paired with fruit, but you could also add a few flowers, arrange them on a tray… the possibilities are endless!

Did you try out this DIY project at home? Send photos to and we’ll be happy to feature your handiwork!


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About Katie

Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

5 thoughts on “DIY Mason Jar Centerpieces

  1. jaki

    I didn’t realize how popular mason jars were as centerpieces until I started creating this webpage devoted to my top 10 favorite country and rustic weddings. Look through all those photos and see how many people used them!

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