This has to be the simplest project ever. I am still browsing wedding ideas, simple, frugal and country. Mason jars are going to be involved in a large part of the decorations. This project is all over the internet, but the most recent one I saw was here.
I decided to take a black & white picture from years ago that was taken of my nephews. Since then, their uncle and I have divorced, but I still consider them family. 🙂 One day years ago, we had a photo shoot–with my kids and their cousins.
On the site where I found the latest instructions I’ve seen, she suggested you could attach the picture to the back of the jar. I chose not to. I am glad I didn’t because the size and placement of the picture make a big difference in how the project turns out.
I started out with a 4×6 like suggested and put it in the mason jar. Then I filled the jar with vegetable oil. Unfortunately, what I didn’t think about was that the boys covered the entire picture and with the magnification of the oil, you couldn’t see their faces.
So, I trimmed the picture up so the their faces showed up well and trimmed the sides so the picture kind of “floated” in the oil. This could make a really neat centerpiece using pictures of the bride and groom, place cards or my favorite idea–a picture of her grandpa who has passed away and of the groom’s brother.