Hi, loves! Emma here. I love quirky, vintage, totally unique-inspired finds. And, when they’re related to weddings, I love ’em even more. I spotted this unique window pane seating chart that looked like a heckofa fun project to DIY. What do you think? It combines functionality (it serves as a seating chart for guests) with rustic charm (who doesn’t love a vintage window pane-turned-decor piece?) Plus, it looks easy enough to do. Take a peek…
DIY Window Pane Seating Chart
To make this yourself, the hard part will be finding the vintage window pane to do it. My advice is to shop around at estate sales (find sales near you here) — you never know when you’ll find one. I scored a pair of window shutters I used for a DIY project totally on a whim… so, I promise, great finds are out there! Also try garage sales, salvage yards, Ebay, and Amazon. You could always buy a window pane and use a kit (try this) to make it look shabby chic as an alternate. Then, use a chalk marker or a window marker to write out guests’ names and table assignments. Display on a simple wood easel near the entrance of your reception.
See? So easy. That’s why we love it! Practical DIYs are the best kind… no tears or pulling out of hair!
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…
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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Hello, loves! Happy Thursday! If you love mason jars – particularly as mason jars with handles for drinking glasses – you won’t want to miss this post. As sweet as these little jars can be, there are a few mason jar mistakes you’ll want to avoid at your wedding. To help, we’ve compiled a list of seven mason jar mistakes to avoid as you plan your perfect day. Read on to find out more…
7 Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid
Mistake #1: Not ordering in bulk.
If you’re not ordering in bulk, you’re throwing money out the window! Mason jars are one of the easiest things to order in bulk, thanks to places that ship online straight to your door. My favorite place to buy ’em is from Amazon, which offers several sizes straight to your doorstep. You don’t even need to leave your home. What could be easier? Oh – and, since we’re asked by brides-to-be quite often, you can find mason jars with handles here. They’re pretty inexpensive, too!
Mistake #2: No decorative touch.
A mason jar looks so much prettier with a decorative touch! Wrap in twine and lace or add a tag. You can turn a mason jar centerpiece (with flowers) into a nighttime lantern by removing the flowers and adding an LED battery. Or, if you want to use the jars as an escort card + drinking glass in one, just add a tag with a name and table assignment.
Mistake #3: Ordering the wrong size jar.
If you’re offering mason jars as drinking glasses, one HUGE mistake is to order the wrong size. Too small, and guests will have to refill constantly. Too big and, well, guests will be pretty toasted. Find the happy middle with pint sized mason jars. As a guide, use quart size for vases, pint for drinks, and jelly jars (4 oz.) for favors. Here’s an example of a quart sized jar-turned-vase for reference…
Most guests aren’t obsessively reading wedding blogs for months leading up to the big day, so the whole mason jar craze might not phase them. Make it obvious that the mason jars are used as drinking glasses by adding a simple sign, inviting guests to take one, fill with a drink, and enjoy. And, most of all, take home. Otherwise, you’ll have 100+ mason jars left over at the end of the night. If you are offering homemade jam or honey in jars as favors, you’ll also want to add a sign telling guests to ‘take one home’.
Akin to #3, placing your mason jars near the bar is another way to encourage guests to use them as such. The best way to do so is to use glass drink dispensers (stacking dispensers will save you room!) labeled with a beverage and placed alongside your lovely mason jars.
Mistake #6: No straws for apprehensive sippers.
Let’s be honest. Most people don’t like drinking out of an awkward mason jar with its awkward glass ridges. Go one step further to delight your guests AND add a decorative touch with straws. Striped straws or polka dotted straws are just a few ways to up the fun factor. You can also turn yours into a tumbler with a lid and a re-usable straws, like this super fun tumbler spotted at Unuseless Goods.
this funny guy in the corner cracks me up ^
Mistake #7: Forgetting additional glassware.
Your great uncle or grandfather might prefer scotch on the rocks, sans mason jar. Be sure to have some additional glassware at your bar just in case. ;)
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Hello, hello! Happy Thursday! If you’re looking for DIY wedding inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! After spending time ooh-ing and aah-ing over one very lovely flower display, we decided to break it down – piece-by-beautiful-piece – into one very do-able idea you can try at home. This floral display is soft and elegant, will wow your guests, and incorporates a few delightful finds like baby’s breath, white and blush roses, candles, glass bottles, and vases. PLUS, to make this display even sweeter, we’ve compiled a shopping list for those hard-to-find accent pieces (like french galvanized vases and cone-shaped glass bottles). Ready to get started? Read on to get the full scoop!
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How To: DIY Floral Display
First and foremost, you’ll need to create this DIY floral display with baby’s breath and a mixture of both white and blush roses. Simply place the roses in silver mint julep vases and french galvanized vases along the back (in a row). Next, create a stunning visual with glass bottles – varying styles preferred – placed in front of the vases and filled with sprigs of baby’s breath. We recommend tying in unique glass bottle styles like round, cone, bulb, and “ms. b” style (all represented above). Finally, place tea lights or votive candles in glass candle holders, place in front of the glass bottles, and light. (Note: We recommend using long-burning candles so the display will look great all evening long.) Voilà – you’re done!
If you’re looking for a wedding theme with a bold punch of color, consider a peacock wedding theme! This theme is perfect for the hot spring and summer season and can incorporate deep shades of blues, greens, and glittering golds. Today, we’re sharing with you the most perfect peacock wedding favor we’ve seen yet: peacock glassware! These wine glasses (both stemmed and stemless) and champagne flutes are hand painted by Mary Elizabeth Arts in a variety of shades to make your peacock palette come to life. If cannot afford a glass for each guest (it can add up), we recommend this idea for an intimate wedding (or as a favor for a rehearsal dinner). You can also gift them just for your bridal party. Read on to see more from this incredible collection…
Aren’t these incredible? We can hardly believe each glass is hand painted; there’s so much detail! Peacock wedding glasses would make a perfect wedding favor for guests (or gifts for the bridal party). Consider a set of peacock champagne flutes for the bride and groom, too – it makes a great bridal shower gift. Check out these matching peacock wedding accessories, also by Mary Elizabeth Arts. This complete set is perfect for your cake cutting…
If you love mason jars as much as I do, you’ll appreciate these custom mason jar wedding favor bags by Crafty Clementine. These muslin favor bags are 3×5 and hand-stamped in a set of 10 and are perfect for your wedding favors! Muslin bags feature a drawstring and mason jar stamp in robin’s egg blue. The initials and wedding date are in chocolate brown (love the color combination!). These would be cute for candy buffets, too!
Well, it continues to be a sweltering hot summer out there! I’m not complaining. ;) When you’re planning an outdoor summer wedding, though, keep an eye on your refreshments. It’s important to keep guests well-hydrated, especially if you’re serving alcohol. One of our favorite suggestions? Mason jar drinks with ginger ale. These charming glasses are easy to DIY, too. Buy this size jar, add ginger ale, strawberries, and plenty of ice. Serve. It’s non-alcoholic, too, which means guests of all ages will enjoy this refreshment.