DIY Chalkboard Mason Jars as Escort Cards

We love chalkboard mason jars which are easy to DIY and perfect for spring or summer outdoor weddings. These mason jars are both whimsical and functional: show guests to their seats and offer a personalized drinking glass. Genius!

chalkboard mason jars

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These jars may take a bit longer to make than a traditional escort card, but the results are (in our opinion) well worth it. You can incorporate this idea into your bridal shower or bachelorette party, too, which typically have less guests = less jars to make. Make sure you have plenty of yummy lemonade, punch, or other brightly colored drinks (use one of these) nearby so guests can fill them up right away.


Mark off an area of the jar with masking tape and apply two coats of chalkboard paint. When dry, peel off tape and write your guests’ names (or any message you wish) using a fine tip chalk marker. We recommend these chalk markers which dry quickly and write like a pen. Voila!

Happy Planning!


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  • Aimee

    Even faster trick. Heart punch (or whatever shape you want) chalkboard contact paper. Tada! Instant chalkboard label that is removable if you want it to be.

  • ms. awesome/tabitha

    Hey there!
    So excited to see my mason jar/table number project (from our wedding!) featured here. I’d appreciate it if you’d link to its original source which also includes a really simple DIY:

    Unfortunately I had no luck with the chalkboard paint for the hearts (taping off rounded corners = no fun) but I did find another solution that’s much easier/quicker for the busy bride-to-be. Or anyone really!

    Thanks a bunch!

  • Kristen

    can anyone please tell me what size these are I want to do this for our wedding!

    THanks soooo much

  • Julia

    Love it! Multi-functional and SO cute! This idea really gets the wheels turning. You could present these in so many different ways to the guests – crates, boxes, tiered displays, with things like dried grasses, flowers or fabrics to bring out the colors and/or theme of the wedding… I could see this idea working with so many wedding themes!

  • erin * sparkle & hay

    these are SO adorable!!!

  • Kristine

    So pretty! And such a great idea!

  • Debbie @ Bridalhood

    Those are definitely adorable – great idea!

  • postcards and pretties

    super cute idea!

  • Lauren @ ELD

    LOVE this! I’m always looking for cool new alternatives for seating/escort items!

  • Aleah + Nick Valley

    I’d thought I’ve seen everything, too! Now this freshens up mason jars and puts a new spin on escort cards!

  • Naomi

    Oh my these are just so dang cute! What a fresh sweet idea!!

  • jacin {lovely little details}

    great idea of course!!