DIY · Tips & Tricks

How to make pretty wedding centrepiece jars (that don’t break the bank)

So I’m super happy because I’ve finally gotten my act together and popped all my current wedding products on my Etsy page! You can check it out right here.

Wedding stationery

To celebrate the arrival of the bundle, I’ve put together a little DIY hack that I used on my very own wedding! To save yourself from breaking the bank when it comes to getting your wedding decorations together, you can make your very own centrepiece vases to brighten up your table!

DIY Pretty Wedding Centrepiece Jars


What you’re going to need:

DIY equipment


  • Collected jars
  • Assorted ribbon and twine
  • Liquid glue
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors


What you need to do:

  1. Make sure all of the jars you’re using are washed clean (a dishwasher is the best way to get rid of any lingering food or bacteria) and that all of the labels have been removedplain jars ready for crafting
  2. When using twine, cut an amount about three times the size that you need to tie it around the top of the jarWind it around three times then cut
  3. Wrap it around three times and tie a bow to finish it offMake a pretty bow
  4. Some ribbon is available with a sticky back on it, like this white lace one I have. Measure out the amount you need to surround the bottom of the jar and cut leaving a little flap in excessMake sure you have enough
  5. Remove the protective paper so that the sticky back is exposedexpose the sticky back
  6. Apply straight to the glass jar, ensuring to take the time to keep it straightApply straight to the jar
  7. Repeat this process at the top of the jar as welldo on both the bottom and top
  8. With plain ribbon, you can use either liquid glue or double sided tape to attach it to the glass jars. Measure slightly more than you need to allow the two ends of the ribbon to overlap slightlycut a length
  9. Apply a dot of liquid glue to the jar and attach the first end (make sure to hold until it sticks). Then wrap it around and place another glue dot on top of the ribbon in the same spot as before, sealing the second endapply glue to jar
  10. Alternatively, cut a small strip of double sided tapecut small strip of tape
  11. Apply it directly to the back of the ribbonattach to the ribbon
  12. Peel back the protective tape to expose the sticky partunpeel the tape
  13. Apply directly to the jar and wind around the ribbon so that it meets togethermeasure ribbon around the jar
  14. Apply another strip of double sided tape to the end of the ribbon and press on to secure the ribbonsecure the ribbon

And there you have it!

finished DIY jars

Pretty jars that have cost you virtually nothing and are ready for your beautiful flower arrangements in the centre of your tables!

If you have a go at these please share with me either in the comments or on Instagram using the hashtag #bertillustrationDIY


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