Today’s handmade-a-day wedding pick is perfect for country lovin’ couples! This mason jar guest book sign from Down in the Boondocks is handmade from wood. The sign features a wood heart, personalized with your initials, and jute twine around the “lid” of the jar. Guests can add signatures directly to the sign to display for years to come. This is a beautiful thematic touch for your western themed wedding.
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 are a staple for rustic weddings, and although they’ve been trending for a long time, we still see those darling jars everywhere we look. When we spotted these mason jar jewelry pieces over at Ellen B Keepsakes, we were inspired by Tracy’s lovely creations! These pieces would make cute gift ideas for the bride and bridesmaids who loves all things rustic or country. Today we’re sharing two mason jar bracelets and a necklace from Ellen B Keepsakes, a petite pair of earrings we spotted at Obsessories, and a darling mason jar jewelry dish by Zinnia Designs. Enjoy all the mason jar lovin’ below!
Mason Jar Jewelry
1. Mason Jar Bracelet with Initials
This first find is our #HANDMADEADAY pick!
We’re always looking for cute, inspiring ways to make your wedding reception awesome. Case in point? This diy mojito in a jar we spotted over at Company Forty Two. I loved these right away, so I knew you’d probably want to see them, too. I always see the traditional mason jars, but rarely do people use these quilted jelly jars nearly enough. And I don’t know why because they’re so insanely cute.
Plus, they’re a smaller size which makes it easier for filling at drink dispensers.
These custom drink stirrers from Company Forty Two are the finishing touch to a perfect mojito in a jar. And don’t forget those mint leaves + lime wedges as garnish.
Pin this for summer, lovelies: this is one cold drink that will be hot in the spring and summer wedding season.
Mojito in a Jar » Recipe
yields 20 servings
♥ 8 oz. jelly jars
For the base:
♥ 1 cup granulated sugar
♥ 1 cup water
♥ 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 1/3 cup packed)
♥ 2 cups tightly packed fresh mint leaves (from about 2 bunches)
♥ 1 (750-milliliter) bottle white rum
♥ 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 18 medium limes)
♥ 2 1/4 cups club soda, chilled
♥ 12 fresh mint sprigs
Make up a batch!
For the base:
1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and ginger to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint leaves, stir to combine, and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
2. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a 1-1/2- to 2-quart container and strain the syrup, discarding the solids. Add the rum and lime juice and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
1. For 1 drink, fill an 8-oz jar with ice. Add 1/2 cup of the Mojito base, top with 3 tablespoons of the club soda, and stir to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig.
♥ | ♥ | ♥
(Don’t forget to grab the drink stirrers here!)
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Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!
Bridal Shower Favors
1. Bridal Shower Lip Balms
2. Wedding Dress Cookies
3. Wildflower Seed Packets
4. Measuring Spoons
5. Macaron Bridal Shower Favors
Ombre! Love these:
Or coordinate with your bridal shower color palette:
6. Wrapped Soap Favors
7. Candy Favor Bags
8. Soy Candles
9. Soap Favors in Muslin Bags
10. Sugar Scrub Favors
11. Cupcake in a Jar Favors
12. Swish Coffee Cup + Beans Favor
13. Wedding Cake Flavored Rim Sugar
14. Wine Glass Charm Favors
15. Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Favors
16. Heart Shaped Ring Dish Favors
17. Cocktail Drink Sugar Cube Favors
18. Bridal Shower Cake Pops
19. Bride and Groom Pretzel Rod Favors
20. Lavender Sachet Bridal Shower Favors
21. Wine Bottle Stoppers
22. Tea Bridal Shower Favors
23. Plantable Seed Favors
24. Honey in a Jar Bridal Shower Favor
25. Candy Stick Favors
Make ’em yourself with rock candy sticks and tags.
26. Caramel Bridal Shower Favors
27. Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Favors
28. Chocolate Lollipop Favors
29. Whisk Bridal Shower Favor
30. Cotton Candy Bridal Shower Favors
31. Love Bird Wine Bottle Stopper
32. Succulent Favors
33. Daisy Seed Packets
34. S’mores in a Jar
35. Nail Polish Favor Tags
Just add these tags to a favorite polish… like this!
36. Margarita Salt Favor in a Tin
37. Pocket Mirror Bridal Shower Favors
38. Marshmallows on a Stick Favors
39. Gourmet Lollipop Favors
40. Air Plant Favors
41. Honey Favors
42. Mini Planter Pots
Just add air plants or succulents!
43. Wedding Tea Favors
44. Chocolate Marshmallows
45. Popcorn Favors
46. Chocolate Favor Bars
47. Rose Soap Favors
48. Hershey Kiss Favors
49. Wish Bracelet
50. Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning
Tell us: which of these bridal shower favors is your favorite? Please share your comment below!
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…
Mistake #4: Forgetting a sign.
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’.
This mason jar sign by CharlieShake is one fun solution!
Mistake #5: Too far from bar.
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. ;)
*TIP: Have special Mr. and Mrs. mason jar glasses for the two of you! These are by Poppy and Pearl Co..
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Ever wondered how to make hanging mason jar lanterns? Want to light up your reception space with jar lanterns but you aren’t sure how to make them secure enough for hanging? Today, we’re showing you the easiest way to make hanging mason jar lanterns on how to make hanging mason jar lanterns that are both secure and easy to DIY… and all it takes is a few simple supplies! Read on to find out more…
How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns
To make hanging mason jar lanterns, you’ll need the following:
1. Secure wire lantern kit + chain to top of jar
2. Fill 1/3 of jar with vase filler of your choice
3. Place candle on top of vase filler
4. Hang lantern at wedding reception or line pathways to light up the night
EB TIP: Make extra (non-hanging) jars as lanterns and add tags to give away as wedding favors. Guests will love ’em!
Alternate: Day to Night Decor
Fill with water + add flowers of your choice during the day; at night, add a floating candle to the water.
(Pssst. If you’re using as a vase, read how to arrange flower like a pro here!)
Happy Wednesday! We’re helping you cross ‘awesome bridesmaid gift’ off your wedding to do list with these oh-so-sweet, ultra-girly DIY apothecary bottles from Formal Fringe. The tutorial – which includes a free printable! – uses clear glass bottles (from Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or other local craft store), transfer labels, and decorative drawer pulls – my latest obsession. I recently visited Hobby Lobby and discovered an entire aisle dedicated to drawer pulls and decorative knobs; I’m in love. In this tutorial, Taryn adds water and a splash of red food coloring to give the decorative bottles a pink effect. As an alternative, we think it would be fun to add your favorite pink bubble bath. Wrap up the bottle in a pretty ribbon, attach a luxurious loofah, and gift to bridesmaids as a spa-inspired gift. You could also add a few drops of essential oil as a chic tabletop fragrance diffuser. Read on to see more…
For the full DIY tutorial + printable, head over to Formal Fringe. I love this idea: I’ll be making one as a gift soon!
all photos above via formal fringe
Just when you thought you had seen all of the possible desserts-in-a-jar combinations, a fun idea comes along to make you smile. These incredible smores in a jar cakes will delight guests of all ages and they are easy-to-DIY (get the full how-to scoop here). I’m not sure if I love this because a) it is a genius idea, b) it is less messy to eat than a traditional smore, or c) last weekend I did tons of camping and bonfire-ing, consuming yummy s’mores along the way. OK, all of the above! This yummy cake in a jar will make a unique wedding favor your guests will always remember (+ immediately enjoy!).
YUM. Ooey, gooey, and chock-full of chocolate goodness. My favorite!