Vintage Pictures in Mason Jars- DIY Guest Post!

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Looking for a thoughtful gift? Or maybe you are a bride-to-be and you’re looking for a good centerpiece for your tables for the coming wedding? You should take a look at this wonderful centerpiece idea that can either be a memorable fit that would almost last forever, or just a self-reminder of memorable experiences that you had with a certain someone.

Photo courtesy of August and After

This “Instructographic” will teach you how to make a vintage photo frame using Mason Jars. It’s a wonderful addition to your rustic collectibles, or your vintage-themed wedding. The best part about this is that you can make them yourself; using any kind of photo and flower you want. Be it a message to your loved ones or a memorable photo of you or a friend. For more details about how to make this gift, do read on!


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  • Danielle June 1, 2017, 12:44 pm

    Can’t wait to try this!

  • Lydia April 25, 2017, 8:56 pm

    To seal the lid, try boiling the lid and ring softly in water before putting it on…

  • Vickie riggs March 31, 2017, 2:29 pm

    Can u put a solar light in the top and then screw the lid on thanks

  • Elizabeth February 10, 2017, 6:26 am

    Do you take the vegetable oil out

  • Anonymous March 24, 2016, 11:43 am

    Hi. The mason jar with picture, oil and flower. Will it disintegrate, or dissolve over time. How long can the picture stay in the oil. I think this is a really cool idea, but am concerned about it coming apart or dissolving. Thanks

    • Susan Myers March 24, 2016, 10:00 pm

      They last at least a couple years. Mine are still fine. I can’t say that they won’t eventually deteriorate, but they do last a while.

  • Connie September 6, 2015, 9:05 am

    Dearest Suzy… Have you ever tried a plastic jar? Thought of making these for Christmas gifts for parents from preschool children….

    • Susan Myers September 10, 2015, 9:26 pm

      Hi Connie!
      I have not tried plastic. It might work well, but you will have to experiment. Would love to see what you come up with!


  • Kelly June 4, 2015, 2:19 pm

    How long do the pictures last? I would think they would start to breakdown after some time.

  • Pam May 2, 2015, 8:05 am

    do you leave the vegetable oil inside the jar??

  • Paulina February 10, 2015, 4:17 pm

    Does the photo need to be on printer paper or photo paper?

    • Susan Myers February 10, 2015, 9:44 pm

      Hi Paulina!

      I used printer paper. I think photo paper might be too thick to get the decoupage effect.


  • Harry August 8, 2012, 9:59 pm

    This is awesome! I will try this very soon. Thanks for the share! 🙂

  • Yesenia July 31, 2012, 9:21 pm

    Omg that’s soon cute and unique I’m gonna make this for my mother 🙂

  • Debra July 16, 2012, 11:13 am

    Never saw anything like it, super cool!

  • Sherazi July 4, 2012, 5:49 pm

    Wow, that is the coolest thing I have come across after a very long time. I will definitely try making the vintage pictures too.

  • Scrollwork July 4, 2012, 12:55 pm

    Intriguing! I wonder if this can also be done to prints on transparencies or book/magazine pages without damage. I suppose experimenting would be the way to know. How would we seal the lid on securely? Hot glue? Candle wax? Would that hold up if we ship it?

    • Suzy July 6, 2012, 2:54 pm

      Wow, you are just full of questions! Ha! Well, I’m not positive about transparencies and magazine pages. I would think that transparencies might do very well. As for sealing the lid, I would suggest a bit of super glue along the inside of the rim. And I don’t think I’d recommend shipping it, unless you really had to. What a mess if it breaks!

      Hope that helps!

  • Mª Reyes July 3, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Me ha encantado la idea. Besos

  • Paula July 3, 2012, 1:55 pm

    wow, I thought the photo was on the outside, and glued to the back, this is awesome, you’d think the oil would ruin it, awesome !!!!

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