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5 (New!) Vintage Rustic Save the Date Cards

Happy Wednesday, loves! Emma here and there’s one wedding detail I love right off the bat: the save the date card. I especially love when I receive one as a guest myself, like I did a few weeks ago. I pretty much squealed with glee (just ask Andrew, and my neighbors down the street. Oh, and our mail lady). Save the date cards are guaranteed to get your guests excited for the fun that awaits. But, more importantly, it gives them a heads up so they can plan travel arrangements AND keep the date wide open so they can attend your big day. In the summer, this is especially important as weddings and graduation parties and vacations and barbecues seem to fill up calendars oh-so-quickly. Not that someone would rather go to a grad party or a barbecue instead of your big day, but you get the idea.

Today we’re sharing five (new!) vintage rustic save the date cards handmade by Paper Street Press. And let me tell you, this collection is awe-inspiring! I think you’ll have trouble picking a favorite because I sure did. Enjoy!

Vintage Rustic Save the Date Ideas

1. This mason jar save the date is everything

I can just smell the romantic nighttime summer air and see the fireflies already. You too?


2. This save the date with a woodsy vibe


3. This love story save the date is my favorite

It tells their love story! I adore this. (p.s. click here to see this one up close.)


4. This watercolor chalkboard save the date with cool typography


Now, a save the date doesn’t have to match the invitations… but it can! We spotted this coordinated set of invitations and we’re loving them.

matching invitations to rustic watercolor save the date


5. This tree save the date with whimsical bunting



Head over to Paper Street Press to see more! Nicci is awesome to work with, so we know you’re in good hands. Tell her Emmaline Bride sent you! It’s good karma.

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Mason Jar Beer Mug >> Photo of the Day

This photo’s making me thirsty! Over the past few years, the use of mason jars for wedding glassware has exploded! These mason jar beer mugs have been showing up at weddings filled with a couple’s favorite craft beers and cocktails. Want to pick up some for your wedding reception? Here you go!

Mason Jar Beer Mug

Mason Jar Beer Mug held by guest at wedding reception

Photo by Cheatwood Photography. Check out the whole wedding here.

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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Mason Jar Wedding Invitations

Hi, loves! Happy Friday! If you’re planning a rustic, western themed wedding with plenty of mason jar drinking glasses and decor, this is the invitation for you. When you’re planning a wedding, it is important to set the tone of your theme right off the bat. And, what better way to do so than with wedding invitations? We spotted these mason jar wedding invitations at the lovely Jen Simpson Design and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. There’s so much to love in this design, from the soft mint and coral color palette to the kraft paper envelopes — not to mention the adorable ‘carving’ of your initials into the mason jar itself! Take a closer look…

Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)
Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)

Mason Jar Wedding Invitations

To find out more about pricing (and to grab yours!) visit Jen Simpson Design and tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you. You’ll find so many gorgeous designs in their shop. Lovely staging and photography provided by Ashley Bee.

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15 Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas

I love the look of gold leafing. Like calligraphy, learning how to gold leaf is one my list of things I’d like to do. While I haven’t tackled gold leafing myself (yet), the look of gold leaf used in wedding and home decor is an inspiration to me. Today we’re sharing a handful of gold inspired wedding ideas (some using gold leafing) to inspire your upcoming wedding. We’ve rounded up a gold leaf wedding cake, ‘love’ signage, gold-inspired wedding invitations and place cards, a mason jar centerpiece, a table number, and a few DIY ideas you’ll want to try this weekend. Let’s begin, shall we?

Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas

Up first, we spotted this leaf print save the date. If you’re planning a gold inspired wedding, sending a save the date that coordinates is a wonderful way to kick off your theme. By Golden Silhouette.

Gold inspired wedding save the dates by Golden Silhouette.  If you're planning a gold inspired wedding, send these save the date cards to kick off your day with a thematic touch.

One of our favorite gold wedding inspired finds is this Grecian-style gold leaf hair chain, spotted at Which Goose.

This gold leaf hair chain is the perfect non-veil alternative for the bride.  I love it as a chic accessory for a gold inspired wedding.

From top to bottom: We spotted a ‘love’ gold leaf sign from Host and Toast, a set of gold inspired wedding invitations (and placecards, underneath) from Golden Silhouette, a DIY gold leaf heart art tutorial from Sarah Hearts, a gold leaf hair comb by Le Chaim, and a gorgeous gold leaf wedding cake spotted at 100 Layer Cake, with photo from Jessica Burke and cake by the lovelies over at Pretty Please Bakeshop.

Gold Inspired Wedding Roundup:  Check out the gold leaf sign, invitations, gold leaf heart print, gold leaf wedding cake, and more.  Via

Turn an ordinary mason jar into a centerpiece-worthy vase! Just add this (and, if you like, sprinkle a bit of this along the bottom for added glam).

One of my favorite gold inspired wedding ideas is a gold painted mason jar. It makes an instant-glam centerpiece.  I especially love how the anemones pop against the gold paint.

photo: riverland studios

This gold table number pops on a black and white striped table runner. You can make your own table number like this with a paper mache numeral (you can find them at any craft store) and apply a coat of gold paint.

I love the way this gold number pops against the black and white table runner.  You can make your own gold table number with a paper mache numeral or wooden number and gold paint.

photo: liz beck via style me pretty

This isn’t made with gold leafing, but it ties in beautifully to your gold inspired wedding decor. Photo by Diana M. Lott Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs.

gold leaf cake topper

One of my favorite finds is this DIY gold leaf poster, which reads, ‘Love, Sweet Love’. You can frame it and display on a table at your reception as decor; afterward, display in your home. Spotted at Beloved Indeed.

Make this DIY gold leaf poster that reads Love, Sweet Love.  It's ideal for placing at your wedding reception as decor.

You can turn Terracotta pots into chic centerpieces with an easy gold leaf technique. Check out The Glitter Guide for how to make gold leaf pots. They’d look great as centerpieces for your spring or summer outdoor wedding.

Make these DIY gold leaf pots for wedding centerpieces.  Fill with a bouquet of flowers or greenery for spring or summer weddings.

Um, I can’t resist sharing these gold shoes. I mean, can you blame me? By Badgley Mischka.

These Badgley Mischka gold heels are one of my favorite finds.  Peep toes? Check. Gold? Check.  A high heel? Check.  It's perfect for a gold inspired wedding. #heels #shoes #gold #bride #wedding

And, you need a matching clutch. How about gold polka dots? This sweet little bag was spotted at PaperFlora and it’s totally handmade.

Gold inspired wedding clutch purse with polka dots.  This clutch by Paper Flora is one you'll love to carry on your wedding day - and beyond!  Great gift idea for bridesmaids, too. #handmade #wedding #gold

Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas

What do you think of these gold inspired ideas? What’s your favorite find above?


There’s another post coming up next. Oh, and features an amazing gold inspired wedding find… stay tuned!

Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them

We are always seeking new, practical ways to save you time, money, and, most of all, unnecessary stress. I mean, why do TWO tasks when you can achieve the same result in one? That’s why we’re crazy about place card favors, the combination of a place card + a wedding favor in one. Today we’re sharing eight hand-picked place card favors to inspire you… and, who knows, maybe you’ll find one here that you’ll use for your own wedding or when planning a bridal shower! PLUS, we’re giving one of these away as a special wedding giveaway. Read on to find out more…

Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them

First things first, why do you need place card favors? The answer is simple: place card favors allow you to present guests with a gift AND tell them where to be seated. No need to buy two products, folks: this is all-in-one. Here are a few of our favorite place card favor combinations:

1. Succulent Place Card Favors

Miniature succulents. Weathered pots. Tags. This is a winning combination, one we can’t wait to continue seeing in spring and summer weddings of 2014.

succulent place card favors

home again shop

2. Mason Jar Place Card Favor

Whether guests are using mason jar drinking glasses or you’re filling up the jars with treats (like rainbow cake in a jar), adding a tag turns a mason jar into a place card favor in an instant! Check these out…

mason jar place card favors


3. Candy Place Card Favors

Candy + a place card keeps everyone happy! Guests can find where to sit while enjoying a quick chocolatey candy before dinner.

candy place card favors

designs by direction

4. Heart Place Card Favors

These paper heart place card favors remind us of Valentine’s Day! If you’re planning a wedding with heart details (perhaps on Valentine Day’s weekend?) or even a rustic favor, check out this one.

paper heart place card holders

ven decor

5. Cookie Place Card Favors

These look like elegant place cards, but look closer: that’s a cookie!

cookie place card favors

kathryn murray calligraphy

Just see how lovely they are atop a place setting:

cookie place card favors wedding

kathryn murray calligraphy

6. DIY Air Plant Place Card Favors

Succulents are cute, as we saw in #1, but air plants are supremely awesome, too. Here’s how you can do-it-yourself: buy airplants (preferably already in a sea urchin, like these, which are already gift boxed, too), add a bit of twine (find at any craft store or home supply store) and include a decorative tag. I love air plants because these little guys require very little care… and they look great on desks. Guests will ACTUALLY use these.

air plant sea urchin place card favors

hinterland trading

7. Compass Place Card Favors

If you have a favor item that’s easy to tie a tag to, it makes place card favors even more of a no-brainer. If you’re planning a nautical wedding, try this compass place card favor.

compass place card favors

laura hooper calligraphy

8. Embroidery Hoop Place Card Favors

These sweet embroidery hoop place card favors warm our hearts. Each one is lovingly handmade for each guest and makes a lovely keepsake (or ornament!) after the big day.

embroidery hoop place card favors

anna lou avenue

Place Card Favors: Giveaway!

Now that you’ve seen our favorite place card favors, it’s time to win one! Between 1/3-1/9/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a set of ten white heart favors by VENDecor. This is an ideal prize for your head table, the bride and groom’s sweetheart table, or as a start to your favor purchase for your entire wedding. Use entry form to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No purchase necessary. FREE shipping included anywhere (horray!) Prize value: $30. No cash value. Prize must be redeemed within 6 months. Winner must respond to winning email (also announced on this post on 1/10) within 72 business hours. Good luck!

Prize Details

Prize includes set of 10 small white hearts with twine ‘love’ tag. Tag can be customized with guests’ names instead, if the winner prefers. Made of wire, white paper cord and twine.

white paper heart place card holders

Entry Form

Happy Planning!


Easy Wedding DIYs to Try (+ Cheap, Too!)

Hi, lovelies! Today we’re sharing some easy wedding DIYs that we’ve spied on Pinterest and they happen to be pretty cheap, too! We’ve rounded up everything from decor to favors to a wedding emergency kit — even our wedding hairstyle of the week! Read on to be inspired PLUS our newest wedding giveaways is revealed at the end of this post! Enjoy!

Easy Wedding DIYs to Try (+ Cheap, Too!)

1. DIY Paint Chip Wedding Garland

First, take a peek at this DIY paint chip wedding garland. I swear, I’ve seen paint chips used in so many projects. I wouldn’t be surprised if hardware stores started charging for them. I love this particular use of paint chips to make a banner… what do you think?

DIY Paint Chip Garland - Easy Wedding DIYs

via diy weddings mag

2. DIY Braided Bun / Chignon

Ah, the hairstyle of the week! I love braids and chignons, so naturally this one is a homerun. Love, love, love.

DIY Braided Bun / Chignon - Easy Wedding DIYs


3. DIY Paper Luminaries

Light up the night with DIY paper luminaries! They’re perfect for this time of year and can be customized for any season (+ color palette).

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy paper luminaries

via something turquoise

4. DIY Pinecone Firestarter Favors

My aunt used to give away homemade firestarters as Christmas gifts to the adults every year and my parents loved them! Nothing else says wintertime quite like a cozy fire.

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy pinecone firestarter favors

via evermine

5. DIY Mason Jar Photo Frame / Candle Holder

This is a great way to display vintage wedding photographs of your parents (from their wedding day) or display photos for your table numbers. Just place a photo in a mason jar and place one of these behind it for a cozy flickering effect.

Easy Wedding DIYs - mason jar photo jar

via bonjour and hello

6. DIY Mason Jar Wedding Emergency Kit

Great gift idea for the bride-to-be: everything she needs “just in case” on her wedding day! I like how it’s placed in a glass mason jar so it’s easy to find what she needs when she needs it.

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy mason jar wedding emergency kit

via acasarella

6. Printable Whimsical Wedding Invitation

While you don’t have to DIY this invitation, you can print it yourself! It’s personalized for you by Splash of Silver.

Printable Wedding Invitation (by Splash of Silver)

And… it’s up for grabs to one lucky winner!

Wedding Invitation Giveaway

Between 11/18-11/24/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a printable wedding invitation suite (as shown above) by Splash of Silver. This can be used for your wedding or shower. Personalization + custom colors included. Printing not included (you print at home or via a favorite print shop). Winner will receive digital file. Winner randomly selected on 11/25 and announced on this blog post. Winner will also be contacted via email. Winner may redeem this prize for up to one year; however, winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours to ‘claim’ prize. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Prize value: $20. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!



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Giveaway: FREE Mason Jar Thank You Cards

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! Are you planning a rustic or barn wedding? Love mason jars? Want to coordinate with mason jar thank you cards after the wedding? Don’t miss this post! We’ve teamed up Paperlaced to offer free mason jar thank you cards to one lucky reader. These thank you cards feature a mason jar and three different designs from which to choose. If you’re planning a rustic wedding, love mason jars, or just want to cross thank you cards off of your list, now’s the time to do it! Read on to see these beautiful cards and toss your name in the hat for a chance to win…

Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced

Mason Jar Thank You Cards

This set of mason jar thank you cards is perfect for sending to guests after a shower or wedding. To give you room to express your sentiment, the inside of the card is blank. The cards are made from recycled 80lb kraft paper and include matching kraft envelopes. A hand-drawn charcoal mason jar is included on the front along with three phrases:

– Thank You
– For Your Thoughtfulness
– Thank You, Love, {your initials or name}

If you want it to say something else, just ask – these are customizable! Cards measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and mail with one postage stamp.

Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by PaperlacedMason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced
Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced


Enter for a chance to win between 8.12 – 8.18.13 (11:59pm EST). Winner will be randomly selected, announced on this post, and contacted via email. Winner has 72 hours to claim prize. Winner will receive fifty (50) FREE mason jar thank you cards. Free shipping included anywhere. Prize must be ordered and shipped within one (1) year’s time. Use the form below to enter. Good Luck!

Happy Planning!


How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding

Hello, loves! Today we’re sharing some delightfully rustic inspiration in the form of a rustic fairytale wedding theme. But first… I recently went camping and my almost seven-year-old niece taught me a thing or two about fairies. At the campfire, she looked into the woods and pointed at brief sparks of light. These sparks – lightning bugs, naturally – are not lightning bugs. They’re fairies. Acorns? Fairy hats. Holes in the tree? Fairy houses. Moss? Moss is just moss. (I thought – pixie dust! – but she informed me, “No, Aunt Emma, that’s just moss.” Bless her heart.) I wanted to share that story to remind you that a wedding theme can be ANYTHING you dream it to be. A fairytale wedding doesn’t have to be all Cinderella carriages, castles, and crowns. If you’re an eco-bride, would prefer a position as princess of the woods vs. the ballroom, and you need some serious inspiration for a unique wedding theme, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re sharing an exclusive Enchanted rustic fairytale wedding shoot by a stellar team of wedding pros with photography by Jessy Carté. So, without further adieu… let’s get started!

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

Rustic Fairytale Wedding


A few perfect venue locations for a rustic fairytale wedding are the woods, a garden, or a farm. This Enchanted wedding shoot took place at L&L Farms in Somerset, Kentucky, a truly perfect choice. The photographer – Jessy Carté – told us, “It was a very whimsical and earthy shoot for the organic, eco-loving bride. If I could redo my wedding, I would definitely do a more extended version of this styled shoot.”

Handmade Decor


For this theme, you’ll want to tie in your wedding palette (this shoot opted for soft, feminine shades mixed with natural greenery) with the decor. A cheery, colorful handmade wedding garland (by Jacklyn Peck) provided a backdrop, ideal for a cake table or dessert bar. They used natural twine which tied into the rustic theme beautifully.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via


The bride’s bouquet is one of my favorite touches. The florist, Elegant Designs by Robert (based in London, KY) created whimsical arrangements to tie into this theme. The bouquet was wrapped in twine for natural appeal.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

Place Settings

The place settings featured kraft place cards by Forget Me Knot Paperie offered a floral – but non-frilly – design, which was perfect. To still embody a ‘wedding’ feel, white dishes and gold silverware. A vintage touch of old newspaper-wrapped-books (by The Binding Bee) made a perfect addition to the centerpiece decor.

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Mason jars with twine used as bows became instant vases with whimsical floral arrangements.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Themed Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

And, a little more floral-spiration:

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Ring Bearer + Flower Girl

The ring bearer – Jessy’s son, Channing – and the flower girl – Jessy’s niece, Kara – played a role in this shoot, too, offering inspiration for attire and overall adorableness, naturally. Channing’s bow and tie were provided by Dapper Gent.

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The Bride

The bride – model, Tammy Branham – wore a beautiful handmade dress made by Jessy Carte herself. (I know, amazing, right?) The tulle? Perfection. The hair accessories and sash were handmade by January Starr of January Rose Bridal (we ♥ January!)

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The Cake

In true rustic fashion, a simple – yet elegant – white cake (with flowers!) was set atop a rustic wood slab as a makeshift cake stand. The cake was beautifully designed by Cindy Matlock of Cakes by C.

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We also spied some gorgeous cupcakes with fabulous butterfly toppers.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via


One of my favorite favor ideas was used in this shoot: plantable butterflies. Guests plant the seeded paper into the ground and wildflowers will bloom. Finally – a wedding favor guests will actually use! By Pulp Art.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

Additional Details

The poms (by Jacklyn Peck), ‘enchanted’ hanger (by Vintage Lizy), guest book (by The Binding Bee), menu (by Forget Me Knot Paperie), and pink balloons added whimsy to this wedding shoot.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

Great job to everyone who contributed to make this one gorgeous wedding shoot! You did a beautiful job.

Happy Planning!


Would you plan a rustic fairytale wedding? Have any ideas to add?

50 Best (+ Cheap!) Mason Jar Ideas

Do you love mason jars? Are you looking for the best, most creative mason jar ideas for your handmade wedding, home, or just because? You’ve come to the right place! In the past, we’ve talked about mason jar escort cards, smores in a jar, mason jar gift ideas — even mason jar mistakes to avoid. Today, though, we’re bringing forth an entirely new batch of mason jar ideas + inspiration from all across the web. Many of these ideas are DIY projects, while others are handmade by talented artisans across the globe. Some mason jar ideas are taken from Real Weddings to inspire your own perfect wedding day look with a homespun, mason-jar-inspired charm. So, go ahead and order a set of mason jars (these are my favorite — but they’re limited edition!) because after seeing this list you’re going to want to get right to work. So, without further adieu, read on to see which mason jar ideas made the list. Which one will you create?

mason jar ideas - mason jar drinking glasses with handles (photo by Anne Skidmore)

photo: anne skidmore

50 Best (+ Cheap!) Mason Jar Ideas

1. Mason Jar Drinking Glasses with Handles

Give guests a drinking glass right off the bat with mug-style mason jars! These mason jars with handles are easy to dress up: just add a tag + a bit of twine. Guests can sign their names on a simple tag so they know which one is theirs throughout the reception.

Beautiful image above and below by Anne Skidmore Photography.

mason jar ideas - mason jar with handles (photo by Anne Skidmore)

photo: anne skidmore

2. Rainbow Cupcakes in a Jar

I LOVE these! Make rainbow cupcakes in a jar (+ add a wooden fork to each one) with this clever DIY spotted at Just Easy Recipes.

mason jar ideas - rainbow cupcakes in a jar via Just Easy Recipes

3. Shabby Chic Painted Mason Jars

I adore the beautiful beach-inspired shabby chic painted mason jars over at Beach Blues. Missy is amazing! Get yours here.

mason jar ideas - shabby chic painted mason jars by Beach Blues

4. DIY Mason Jar Votives

Filled with fun fabric? Yes, please! Get the DIY by Fellow Fellow here.

mason jar ideas - fabric filled mason jar votives by Fellow Fellow

5. DIY Bookpage Mason Jars

Create luminary jars with newspapers, pages from old books, and twine. Spotted at Arrow & Apple.

mason jar ideas - bookpage jars by Arrow and Apple

6. DIY Mason Jar Tumbler Lids

Learn how to make your own mason jar tumbler lids thanks to this clever DIY in only three steps! By Kristan Lynn.

mason jar ideas - mason jar tumbler lids via Kristan Lynn

7. Key Lime Pie in a Jar

Key lime + pie + mason jar? Um, yes please! By Kitchen Treaty.

mason jar ideas - key lime pie in a jar via Kitchen Treaty

8. Decorative DIY Mason Jar Lid

What a fun idea for a jar of honey! You can make decorative DIY mason jar lids using these busy bee charms, canning jars and a few other supplies from this clever DIY.

mason jar ideas - diy decorative mason jar lids via Vintaj

9. Use Cupcake Liners as Mason Jar Covers

Take a cue from Martha Stewart and cover your lids with cute cupcake liners + twine! Spotted here. Just add cute wrappers + twine!

mason jar ideas - cupcake wrapper lid toppers via Martha Stewart

mason jar ideas - green polka dot cupcake wrappers

10. Peppered Pineapple Jam in a Jar

YUM! Handmade + packaged in cute paper. By LA Farm Girl.

mason jar ideas - peppered pinapple jam by LA Farm Girl
mason jar ideas - peppered pinapple jam by LA Farm Girl

11. DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars

Did you know you can turn mason jars into mercury glass? Just add mercury glass spray paint! You can turn anything into mercury glass. I’m going to have to give this one a try! Via Katie’s Rose Cottage Blog.

mason jar ideas - diy mercury glass mason jar by Katie's Rose Cottage Blog

12. Moroccan Inspired Mason Jar Lanterns

Light up the night with these Moroccan inspired mason jar lanterns! By LITdecor.

mason jar ideas - handpainted mason jar by LITdecor

13. DIY FREE Printable Lid Covers

We love free printables! Check out these DIY free printable lid covers via The Pretty Blog (crafted for TPB by Sam of Elephant Shoe Love).

mason jar ideas - diy free printable mason jar lids via The Pretty Blog by Sam of Elephant Shoe Love

14. DIY Mason Jar Terrariums

We love these nauture-inspired DIY mason jar terrariums spotted here. What a cute idea for reception decor!

mason jar ideas - diy mason jar terrarium via Brittany and Dylan

15. DIY Mason Jar Candles for Under 2 Bucks Each

Why spend a ton on candles when you can make ’em yourself? These DIY mason jar candles are designed to burn for around 50 hours and are UNDER two dollars each. Amazing. By Teotwawki Blog.

mason jar ideas - diy mason jar candles via Teotwawki Blog

16. Mason Jar Lantern Light Strand

Pretty! By Treasure Again.

mason jar ideas - mason jar light strands via Treasure Again

17. Solar Lamp Mason Jars

Turn ’em into solar mason jar lamps! By Treasure Again.

mason jar ideas - solar lamp via Treasure Again

18. Tinted DIY Mason Jar Candles

This unique DIY at Something Turquoise shows you how to tint mason jars and add candles to them for cute favors!

mason jar ideas - diy mason jar candles via Something Turquoise

19. Use a hot glue gun + paint for personalized jars.

LOVE this idea by Pure and Noble: just use a hot glue gun to write words on jars and paint over them with spray paint!

mason jar ideas - mason jars with personalized glue gun and paint via Pure and Noble

20. Ice Cream in a Jar

A sweet treat for guests: ice cream in a jar! Spotted here by City Cradle Design.

mason jar ideas - ice cream in a jar via Style Me Pretty by City Cradle Design

21. DIY Matchstick Favor

This idea uses this type of jar, but wouldn’t it make a great favor? Don’t forget to buy matches in bulk! See the DIY at It All Started With Paint.

mason jar ideas - mason jar matchbox by It All Started With Paint

22. Trail Mix in a Jar Favors

Buy trail mix in bulk, place in mason jars, add a cute tag, and gift to guests! Perfect for rustic weddings or a wedding in the woods. Spotted via Socially Circled.

mason jar ideas - trail mix in a jar via Socially Circled

23. Ginger Ale + Strawberries in a Mason Jar

Let guests make their own refreshing concoctions with a drink bar. This mason jar is filled with gingerale and strawberries. Yum! Photo via Tina Crespo.

mason jar ideas - ginger ale in a mason jar via Tina Crespo

24. DIY Glitter Vase

Create these chic DIY glitter vases with a tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion spotted via Pinterest. Photo by Alice G. Patterson.

mason jar ideas - diy glitter vases via The Sweetest Occasion, Photo by Alice G. Patterson

25. Rustic Mason Jar Chandelier

What a beautiful chandelier! Now, if only I knew how make one of my own. Via Beth Helmstetter, photo by Jonas Peterson.

mason jar ideas - mason jar lighting via Beth Helmstetter, Photo by Jonas Peterson

26. DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

Guests can take a mason jar drinking glass + write their name directly on it! Here’s how to DIY (+ it’s super easy!)

– just buy mason jars (or the blue mason jars, which I especially adore)
– add chalkboard label stickers
– provide guests with chalk or chalk pen marker to write their names

Some guests don’t like to drink directly from mason jars, so you’ll definitely want to include these!

mason jar ideas - diy chalkboard mason jars - photo by Austin Gros via Style Me Pretty

photo by austin gros via style me pretty

(P.S. We also spotted these + wanted to share: you can turn ANY mason jar into a travel mug! Brilliant.)

27. Baby’s Breath Mason Jar Vases

For chic, inexpensive decor, just add baby’s breath and ribbon to jelly jars. Image via Catch My Party.

mason jar ideas - babys breath mason jar vases via Catch My Party

28. Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns from the Ceiling

This is lovely! Spotted at Vanilla and Rose Blog by Reed’s Bow.

mason jar ideas - hanging mason jar lanterns via Vanilla and Rose Blog via Reed's Bow

29. 4-Minute Carrot Cake in a Jar

I LOVE Carrot Cake. (I recently discovered this and I’ll admit… it’s amazing.) For a DIY carrot cake in a jar, check out Prudent Baby.

mason jar ideas - carrot cake in a jar via Prudent Baby

30. Farm-Inspired Mason Jar Drinking Glass

Check out this mason jar drinking glass which is super easy to DIY. Just use jelly jars, heart paper straws, red and white baker’s twine, and a handmade tag. Voila! Instant farm-inspired rustic chic drinks. Spotted via Love Luxe Blog, styled by Always Andri, photo by Fanni Williams.

mason jar ideas - mason jar drinking glass - photo by Fanni Williams, styled by Always Andri, via Love Luxe Blog

31. Display Flowers in a Vase

Use a frog lid which helps make flowers look perfect when arranged in a jar. Via Country Living At Heart.

mason jar ideas - frog lids mason jar via Country Living At Heartmason jar ideas - frog lids mason jar via Country Living At Heart

32. Canned Fruit Mason Jar Favors

Do you can your own fruit? Give canned fruit as favors! Add cute labels to make it instantly giftable. Photo and tag spotted via Mud and Twig.

mason jar ideas - canned peach wedding favors via Mud and Twig

33. Cocoa in a Mason Jar Favor

A homemade favor ready for gifting! By Candivore Epice.

mason jar ideas - homemade cocoa in a mason jar by Candivore Epice

34. Cupcake Jar Wedding Favors

Get the full DIY from Liluna.

mason jar ideas - cupcake gift jar by Liluna

35. Jam in a Jar

Peach cobbler jam in a jar! Looks delish. Handmade by LA Farm Girl.

mason jar ideas - peach cobbler jam in a jar by LA Farm Girlmason jar ideas - peach cobbler jam in a jar - wrapped by LA Farm Girl

36. Cowgirl Cookies in a Mason Jar

By Bakerella.

mason jar ideas - cowgirl cookies in a jar by Bakerella

37. DIY Mason Jar Oil Lamp

For a romantic glow at your reception, make these DIY mason jar oil lamps spotted at Raised in Cotton.

mason jar ideas - diy mason jar oil lamp via Raised In Cotton

38. Mason Jar Flower Planter / Lantern

Use as a flower planter or lantern. Easy to hang, too! Via Sweet Tea Clothing Co.

mason jar ideas - mason jar lantern planter via Sweet Tea Clothing Co

39. Hanging Mason Jar Lights

Mason jar lights by Sweet Tea Clothing Co. Oh, and this cat is awesome by the way.

mason jar ideas - hanging mason jars via Sweet Tea Clothing Co

40. Candy Jar Favors

Fill a jar with salt water taffy, add a label, and gift as favors! It’s easy. Spotted via Boho Weddings; photo: Lace Hanky Photography.

mason jar ideas - taffy mason jar favors - photo by Lace Hanky Photography via Boho Weddings

41. “Snowy” Epsom Salt Mason Jar Lanterns

Winter wedding? Make a snowy effect with epsom salt placed in mason jars. Top with small pillar candles. Spotted via The Inspired Room.

mason jar ideas - snowy mason jar lanterns epsom salt via The Inspired Room

42. Sugared Pecans in a Jar

YUM! By Pip and Ebby.

mason jar ideas - sugared pecans in a jar by Pip and Ebby

43. Caramels in a Jar

Get salted caramels to go in a cute jar by The Caramel Jar. I’ve tried them myself and they’re insanely good.

mason jar ideas - caramels in a jar by The Caramel Jarmason jar ideas - caramels in a jar 2 by The Caramel Jar

44. Succulent in a Jar

Go green! Gift guests with a succulent in a sweetly-sized jar. Spotted via Style Me Pretty, photo by Vasia Photography, styled by Le Soirees.

mason jar ideas - succulent in a jar via Style Me Pretty, Photo by Vasia Photography, Styled by Le Soirees

45. Sewing Kit in a Jar

Crafty-themed bridal shower? Gift these sewing kits as favors! By Mrs Izzy and Co.

mason jar ideas - pin cushion mason jar via Mrs Izzy and Co

46. Cinnamon Sugar + Popcorn in a Jar

A delightful tasty treat guests can make at home! Via Domestic Charm.

mason jar ideas - cinnamon sugar popcorn jar via Domestic Charm

47. Mason Jar Vases with Flowers for Cake Table / Vignette

Use mason jars as thrifty decor! Spotted via Boho Weddings; photo: Lace Hanky Photography.

mason jar ideas - mason jar vases via Boho Weddings, photo by Lace Hanky Photography

48. Mason Jar Dessert Bar Vessels

Display your colorful candies in mason jars at your dessert bar, like these gumballs featured at Catch My Party.

mason jar ideas - candy buffet mason jars via Catch My Party

49. Mason Jar Maple Martini

Learn how to make ’em at Finding Home.

mason jar ideas - mason jar maple martini via Finding Home Online

50. Add Flower Bouquets for Chic Centerpieces

Spotted at Elizabeth Anne Designs, photo by Jen Huang, flowers by Viburnum Designs.

mason jar ideas - mason jar centerpieces in mason jars via Elizabeth Anne Designs, photo by Jen Huang, flowers by Viburnum Designs

Happy Planning!


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