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    Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

    Posted May 29, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

    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…

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    50 Most Creative Bridal Shower Favors

    Posted June 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

    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. Custom Lip Balm

    50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: bridal shower lip balm favor (by gcd spa)

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    7 Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid

    Posted December 20, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 32 Comments

    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 (by Emmaline Bride) #wedding

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    How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

    Posted May 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments

    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…

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    DIY Apothecary Bottles for Bridesmaids

    Posted May 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

    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…

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    Smores in a Jar

    Posted July 13, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 13 Comments

    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!).

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    Mason Jar Wedding Favor Bags

    Posted July 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

    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!

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    Mason Jar Centerpiece for Garden Wedding

    Posted June 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

    Spotted: A sweet, subtle, easy-to-DIY mason jar centerpiece for your wedding! If a powerful punch of royal blue is the look you’re after, this centerpiece has you covered! This blue is royally a-mazing and would look great incorporated with light blue hydrangeas. I can imagine plenty of these scattered throughout a rustic wedding, garden wedding, or bridal shower luncheon… lovely!

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    Mason Jar Drinks with Ginger Ale

    Posted June 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

    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.

    Mason Jar Drinks with Ginger Ale

    Mason Jar Drinks with Ginger Ale

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    DIY Centerpiece: Mason Jars with Coffee Beans

    Posted June 3, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

    Hey, coffee lovers! You’ll like today’s find, especially if you also happen to love mason jars. Mason jars with coffee beans makes an unusually chic centerpiece and is perfect for a coffee themed wedding. And, it’s easy to DIY. Simply fill mason jars with coffee beans, add fresh flowers, and place on tables. Be sure to select flowers in a bright color to contrast the coffee beans and really POP. We love the pink flowers in the example shown below:

    Mason Jars with Coffee Beans

    Mason Jars with Coffee Beans - DIY Centerpiece Idea

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    -E.

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    Rainbow Cake in a Jar

    Posted June 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments

    Last week, we showed you the oh-so-yummy cheesecake in a jar, and today we’re showing you a slight spin on the in-a-jar craze: rainbow cake in a jar! Can you imagine a DIY jar bar with mason jars, a variety of different cakes, yummy vanilla frosting, and rainbow sprinkles? Sounds amazing to us! Don’t forget lids, spoons, and tags for guests to take ‘em to go!

    Rainbow Cake in a Jar - fun idea for #wedding favors, bridal shower #favors, or birthday party favors!

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    Cheesecake in a Jar

    Posted May 24, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 18 Comments

    What’s more fun than yummy cheesecake? Cheesecake in a jar, of course! It’s clear that I have a bit of an obsession with anything in a jar these days (such as bubbles, cookies, cherry pie, ice cream + candles to name a few…) and cheesecake is no exception. The best part of cheesecake has to be the fruit pairings. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… you name it, I love it. This would make a tasty dessert favor to serve to guests (place jars on ice to keep ‘em chilled!) and even more fun as part of a cheesecake-in-a-jar bar. Have plenty of fresh fruit and granola pairings for guests to choose their own toppings. YUM!

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