I always love do-it-yourself projects that put a stamp on your wedding day. I know all too well that it’s sometimes hard to find vases or containers for your centerpieces in colours that complement your wedding colours. Needless to say, when we do find the perfect vase, it ends up being beyond what we intended on spending ($$ anyone?).

So latest obsession…painted “containers”, including glass, cans, jars..you name it. It’s cost-effective and can be a really fun project.

You can either apply the paint on the outside (especially for tin cans), or you can apply it to the inside of glass so that it’s protected from damage and the vase remains smooth on the outside.

A couple tips if you’re looking to do this:

- for tin cans, ensure you apply a white primer first before applying 2-3 coats of your choice in paint colour.
- if adding colour to the inside of a glass jar/vase, mix a bit of the paint with some white spirit (paint thinner), so the paint runs more smoothly and you use less paint overall.
- spray painting your containers works just as well.

First Row:
Pretty half-painted vases {via project wedding}
White painted mason jars make the flowers pop! {via green wedding shoes}

Second Row:
Gold mason jars to match your wedding colors {via sugar & charm}
Painted tin cans {via bright bazaar}

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Thanks so much for the posts these past few days. I’m getting married in Jasper on September 3 and you’ve given me lots of ideas for decor!!!

Jenelle on July 28, 2011

Hi Jenelle - you are so very welcome! I am so glad someone gets inspiration from the posts :) Best of luck planning your september wedding!

melissa on July 28, 2011

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Wedding Obsession » Weekly Wrap-up on July 29, 2011

Such a great idea! So simple and cost effective!

Once Upon Your Day--Julia on July 29, 2011

I love the painted painted glass jars! I’m working on pattern-painted glass mason jars for our wedding centre piece. So far so good. Fingers crossed they turn out.Thanks for sharing some other ideas!

shabby chic decor on February 19, 2012

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