Chalk Painted Mason Jars – Plus 10 More DIY Wedding Centerpieces


Did you know the average cost of a wedding in the United States these days is nearly $27,000? That’s no small chunk of change! Many brides are cutting costs these days with some well thought out DIY wedding centerpieces.

If you’re a bride or helping to plan a wedding on a budget, you’re likely looking for centerpiece ideas that are not only friendly to the wallet but pretty and also don’t take a lot of time. I’ve got an idea that meets all of those criteria: chalk painted mason jars. You don’t need any crafting skills to complete this project. Plus mason jars are very inexpensive, and one bottle of chalk paint goes a long way. You can make enough centerpieces for a wedding for under $50! Learn how to make them below.

Gather These Supplies

(Click on the links to buy all supplies at Michael’s — And don’t forget a Michael’s Coupon Code!)

Wedding Jars Step 1

Step 1: Paint the mason jar with a base color (no prep needed).

Wedding Jars Step 2

Step Two: Paint directly over the base color with a second chalk paint color.

Distressed Mason Jars

Step Three: Sand randomly to reveal the pretty colors below! That’s all there is too it. You can even add a third color on the INSIDE of the jar if you are so inclined.

Check out the video below to see how it all comes together:

Now that you’ve learned how to make these chalk painted mason jars, check out these 10 other ideas for DIY wedding centerpieces!


Quick floral DIY wedding centerpieces at DIY Candy


Mini vases at Weddingstar


Lace mason jars at Something Turquoise


Paper magazine flowers at Kireei

Rose Centerpiece 12

DIY rose centerpiece at Smart School House


Modern hydrangea centerpiece at A Practical Wedding


DIY nautical rope vase at Bayside Bride


Glowing floral DIY wedding centerpieces at DIY Candy


Easy mason jar table lanterns at Simply Kierste