Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks, “I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…

Mason Jars with Handles

left: photo by megan thiele, right: via pinterest

Mason Jars with Handles

Where to Buy

Our go-to for mason jars with handles is either Libbey (in this county fair design or smooth jar design.

Mason Jars with Handles - county fair design

by libbey

Mason Jars with Handles - smooth design

by libbey

How to Keep ‘Em Covered

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you’ll want to keep the mason jars covered until guests are ready to drink from them. You can do one of two things:

1. Add a Lid

A lid can keep your mason jar clear of debris. Try a daisy lid, which has small openings (but will lessen the chance of anything getting in).

pewter daisy lid for mason jars with handles

via pieces to party

A daisy lid also has a hole in the center — perfect for adding your favorite drinking straws!

colorful striped drinking straws

bella cupcake couture

2. Place them top-down

If you want to save money on lids, skip them altogether! Instead, place the mason jars with the top face-down on your drink table. This will keep jars clean and ready for filling up at the bar!

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We hope our advice helped! If you have any additional questions about mason jars as drinking glasses, just let us know. (Start a discussion with a comment below or submit an Ask Emmaline question of your own!) We’re sort of experts on the topic after being such huge fans of them for so long! I even use one at home for iced coffee. :)


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May 30, 2014 5:02 am

FYI, I found the Libby county fair mason jars at the 99 cent only store (they aren’t everywhere and they aren’t the same as Dollar Tree, but check your area). I also go the daisy lids from a website called Fillmore Containers. They were only $.28 a piece!

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