Posted April 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Move over boring boxes or bags: there’s a new favor bag in town! We love the new collection of kraft paper favor bags by Mavora Art & Design, ideal for storing old-fashioned candy, home-baked cookies, or as treat bags for your candy buffet. Read on to find out more about these charming kraft paper favor bags after the jump!
Posted January 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, hello! Today we’re talking about wedding favors: have you selected what you’ll offer to guests? A wedding favor is an excellent way to say thank you and show guests your appreciation. A wedding favor is not necessarily extravagant; it is meant to be a small token of your appreciation and a take-home gift for guests. I (Emma here!) think the best wedding favors are those that fall into two categories: edible or functional. An edible favor, like a take-home bag of candy from a candy buffet, is enjoyed on the ride home or the next day. A functional favor, like soap wedding favors (which we’ll discuss today), is enjoyed at home until it’s gone. Today, we’re focusing on functional wedding favors, using soap wedding favors as one such suggestion. We’ll also be showcasing an organic line of fabulous soaps, body scrubs, and more from the fabulous team of JenSan. Read on to be inspired…
Posted November 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Happy Wednesday! So, three things have expired: Black Friday specials, Cyber Monday deals, and, yes, Thanksgiving leftovers. That means only one thing: it’s officially the holiday season! Consequently, it is at this precise time every year that I begin to feel a little craftier than usual. You too? Good – you’ll LOVE today’s post. In today’s post you’ll find ten of our favorite, most creative ideas for DIY mason jar gifts. Each unique find is a do-it-yourself tutorial (look under the photo for the link) so you can get creative in your very own kitchen. Make ‘em as homemade, meaningful holiday gifts this season, give to your MOH or bridesmaids as a gesture of thanks for being so supportive, or get inspired to create dozens to give as favors at your wedding. We love handmade at Emmaline Bride – and we think handmade gifts make the best gifts! Read on to see which ten made the list + get ready to start creating yours! Enjoy!
DIY Mason Jar Gifts
1. Toffee Blondies in a Jar
Here’s a sugar rush to kick off the list: toffee blondies. These may be the most delicious looking cookies in a jar I’ve seen yet.
Posted July 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, hello! Good morning and Happy Friday to you all! We’re kicking off the morning with a twist on the traditional wedding favor box. Have you heard of MagnetStreet? They are an Emmaline Bride sponsor and have just recently debuted a new product: wedding favor boxes. Now, boring favor boxes are a thing of the past! Read on to see more and find out how you could win a HUGE set (of 300 wedding favor boxes) to kick start your weekend!
Posted April 26, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments
Happy Thursday! Today we’re showing you how to create an irresistible DIY wedding candy buffet with five easy-to-follow steps, sources for candy buffet supplies, and FREE printable candy buffet sign and tags (exclusively for Emmaline Bride readers!) If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a wedding candy buffet is essentially a crowd-pleaser that kicks the traditional wedding favor’s you-know-what. Instead of a wedding favor guests will never use again, a wedding candy buffet provides candy (who doesn’t like candy?) in a beautiful display for guests to select at his or her choosing. Read on to find out how to assemble your own DIY wedding candy buffet, score some FREE printables, and find out where to buy supplies to make yours a success. Enjoy!
Posted April 6, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Happy Friday! This morning, we’re sharing one of our favorite eco-friendly wedding ideas: seed bomb favors! Who says a favor has to be thrown away? These seed bomb favors can be planted to bloom for years. Each favor includes five gumball-sized balls packed into a 3 x 4 1/2 inch pouch, screen-printed and ready for gifting. Guests will love to practice, “random acts of gardening“, as described by seed bombs designer, VisuaLingual. Plant the seed bomb favors and watch them grow! Read on for more…
Posted January 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Happy Friday! We’re kicking off the morning with a little (okay, a lot of) sugar jam-packed into these divine DIY rose cupcakes. These cupcakes are made with honest-to-goodness ingredients like buttercream vanilla frosting and chocolate cake, always a crowd-pleaser. We spotted these delicious cupcakes via Pinterest with the original photos and full how-to-bake-’em scoop from Baker’s Royale. Just one look and you’ll be hooked! Take a peek…
Posted November 2, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Good Morning! We’re kicking off the AM with this sweet little idea: re-usable clay favor tags! These tags are handmade by Marley and Lockyer and are creating quite a stir on Pinterest. These were originally tagged as “salt dough” but we have since found out (from the artisan’s blog post) that it is, in fact, earthenware clay. These beautiful clay tags – the original clay tag – can be purchased for use on your wedding favors or holiday gifts for friends. Unlike other favor tags that get tossed, these tags can be re-used after the wedding by guests to pass on the handmade love.
Posted October 20, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
I think all guests would agree (especially Bill Cosby himself) that pudding in a jar is a grand-slam favor idea. Who doesn’t love chocolate pudding – particularly Midnight Black Chocolate Pudding – as shown below? I will never tire of treats packaged in mason jars, let alone ones that look as scrumptious as these. Spotted via Pinterest from Joy The Baker.
Posted August 26, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
So, you’re in love with the idea of homemade pie at your wedding but you still want to have your cake (and eat it, too). Not a problem! Instead of ditching the tiers all together, why not serve up wedding pies to go? Wedding pie favors are a great way to mix in the homespun goodness of freshly baked mini apple and cherry pies (or any flavor you crave) as well as add to that fall-themed decor you’ve been dreaming about. Take a cue from some of these images below to whip up a little inspiration:
Posted August 20, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Happy Saturday! I can always tell it’s the weekend when I leap out of bed eager to get crafting. (Is it because I’m an active member of Create Every Day? Must be.) Today I am planning to make a burlap table runner for my bistro table on the front porch. There’s a neighbor down the street who sets up an entire vignette, so to speak, on her front porch. It always looks so warm and inviting. Of course, I can’t curl up on her Adirondack chair and curl up with a good book – that would be weird. So, I’m making my own. ;) I’m starting with a table runner, adding a vase full of flowers, a lantern, some comfy chairs, and throw pillows. I want to make it a nice little reading nook to sit and drink coffee in the morning. I very much enjoy sitting on my porch when it rains, too – it’s one of those little pleasures in life. But, there’s no rain today – there’s a big blue sky full of sunshine which is fantastic because my cousin is getting married today! Happy wedding day to Erin + John and to all of the brides and grooms tying the knot today! Enough about me and my ramblings, let’s get to the post, shall we? Today we’re featuring these adorable mason jar tags. These terrific little tags take my love (ok, obsession) for the thrifty jars to an entirely new level. Not only do I love them because they’re colorful and completely charming, but they’ll coordinate nicely should you use mason jar centerpieces throughout your event, too. Your initials are placed onto the front of the jar along with your wedding date for complete customization. The tags are handcrafted and stamped with a polka dot and brown theme, which works well in any season. I love the linen colored twine! Mason jar tag measures 1.75″ x 2.75″. Take a peek…
Posted August 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Good afternoon, lovelies! Are you having a fun Friday so far? We’re finishing up our posts for today with this beautiful wedding favor spotted at Katie’s Something Sweet. We love cameos AND we love cookies, so when we spotted these incredible cameo cookies we had to share them immediately. I’m not sure what I (Emma here!) love most about these cookies: the cameo, the pretty blue color, the ingredients (vanilla shortbread – YUM!), or that they are handmade lovingly with two hands and not a factory. This is the sweetest little gift for your guests and makes perfect wedding favors! Take a peek…