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30 Ideas To Fill Your DIY Mason Jar Wedding Favors With

Mar 5, 2014

Mason Jars are so popular  – they can be used for decor, lighting, holding utensils, drinks and even as wedding favors.  A mason jar is a blank canvas – so many uses, so many ways to decorate them.  If you’re planning on using mason jar favors (which are great for any occasion, not just weddings) we have 30 great ideas to fill your mason jars with.

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1. Fill your mason jars with trail mix.  Its healthy and festive with themed labels and matching bakers twine.

 

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2. Popcorn in mason jars – caramel, plain, kettle corn, flavored – or even kernels to pop your own at home.

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3. Cupcakes in a jar – be sure to add on a wooden chevron spoons so your guests will be able to eat their sweet treat on the way home.

 

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4. Smores in a jar are great for rustic weddings, vintage events, birthday parties – and kids parties!

 

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5. Cookie Mix in Jars – be sure to include a gift tag with instructions so your guests know how to mix and bake them!

 

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6. Salt Water taffy favors in of course – mason jars!  Use themed color taffy and ribbon and a tag for a special touch.

 

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7. Peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter is amazing easy to make!  Make your own custom “butter” mix and label it with a personalized label.

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8. Sugar scrubs are also an easy DIY craft and smell fresh in the bath or near a sink.  Dress them up with labels for a wedding or bridal shower favor.

 

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9. Pies in mason jars – the possibilities are endless.  Shown here: Lemon meringue pie, cherry pies, apple pies, pecan pies

 

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10. Caramel apples with dipping in a jar – this is adorable for DIY fall favors!

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11. Spiced nuts, roasted nuts, candied nuts – make great little take home treats

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12. Who doesn’t like cookies? Cookes in a jar? Even better! These can be made in advance and stay fresh because of the air tight seals

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13. We couldn’t resist this one – serving ice cream in mason jars is a great idea for a summer wedding or party

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14. Succulents are popular for favors now, why not put them in little mason jars rather than little containers?

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15. Terrariums are fun little landscapes you can make in jars.  This may be a lot of DIYing for wedding favors, but may be cool as centerpieces!

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16. Hot cocoa mix is a great fall and winter wedding favor idea.  Add small bottles of liquor for the adults and add candy canes for the kids!

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17. You can’t go wrong with candy in jars and it is probably one of the easiest DIY favors to do.  Get some kisses, mints, almonds, jelly beans or M&Ms and fill away!

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18. Whether you source local jam or jelly from a farmer or make your own (there are some really easy DIY recipes out there) jam is always a yummy treat for breakfast or dessert.

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19. To ship honey favors to yourself, may be quite costly due to the weight.  Not to mention if honey breaks in transit, all of your favors will be a mess.  Skip the shipping and go to a local source or buy honey by the bulk and fill your own mason jars for an easy DIY rustic favor.

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20. If you and your honey are a perfect match – here’s a twist on traditional matchbook favors – put wooden matches in a mason jar and glue to the top of the lid sandpaper or the cover of a matchbox so there is someplace for your guests to strike to light a match.

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21. Send your fall or winter guests home with their very own mulling spices which are used to flavor hot apple cider, mulled wine, spiced beer or wassail.  Spices usually consist of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg; and less frequently star anise, peppercorn or cardamon. It also usually includes dried fruit (such as raisins, apples or orange rind).  You can also buy mulling spices prepackaged.

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22. Homemade pickles are a unique favor.  You can make these ahead of time using your own pickling recipe and fresh cucumbers – add a little burlap, bakers twine and a kraft tag stamped with your logo and voilà! favors!

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23. Make your own candles.  Using painters tape, you can create your own stencil. Simply paint (spray paint works the quickest and best!) chalkboard paint on them, let dry and remove the tape.  Instant rustic decor or favors.

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24. Homemade granola is quick, easy and a healthy snack.  Follow the source link for the recipe.

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25. Doughnut or donut holes are the perfect snack to pop at the end of the night.  You can buy them premade or follow the source link above to find the recipe for the superfood chocolate bliss balls found in the photo.

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26. Bath bombs in mason jars – could be the perfect gift for your bridal shower guests or as a little extra pampering to your bridal party girls.

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27.  A sewing kit in a jar is a unique gift – especially if you are “sew perfect together”.  Also cool to give to your out of town guests in their welcome baskets.  Or carry one in your emergency wedding day kit for day of wedding repairs.

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28. If you’re crafty you can make your very own scented soy candles and use mason jars as holders for them.

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29.  If you’re having a farm to table wedding like the couple above did, they used mason jars to hold individual servings of olives.  What a unique idea!

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30. Finally, if you’re still not sure what to fill your DIY mason jars with for favors, why not just give the mason jar itself as a favor?  Do what these couples did and have them use their jar as their glass for your wedding – and they can take them home!

Are you using mason jars for your wedding?  What will you be filling them with?

Don’t forget to follow our Mason Jar Pinterest Board which has over 80+ unique ideas (and growing) for your wedding favors and decorations.

Mr & Mrs Wedding Ideas For 2014

Mar 4, 2014

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Printable Mustache and Lips Escort Cards | Mr and Mrs Corntoss | Mustache Beer Pilsners | Mustache & Lips Custom Stamp | Mr and Mrs Hand Signs | Mr and Mrs Guest Book Sign  Mr and Mrs Flasks | Mr and Mrs Coasters | Custom Mustache & Lips Guest Book

Mr and Mrs themes are hot for 2014 weddings, with two different distinct styles: the humorous mustache & lip combinations and traditional “Mr and Mrs” text combined with classic symbols such as hearts.  While the mustache and lip symbols my be in vogue, it may not be for every bride as it is bound to go out of style eventually – whereas the simple Mr & Mrs text is timeless and will always look fashionable and classy in your wedding photos – even 50 years from now.

Mustache and lips are great for those candid photo ops, photo booths, restroom signage and fun little added touches for your reception decor.  But don’t over do it, a little humor goes a long way.  We favor the pilsner set of 4 glasses for your groomsmen gifts, one per groomsmen or one set of 4 per guy and it is something he will use in his barware collection.

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Mr  & Mrs Photo Bunting Banner | Mr & Mrs Marquee Sign | Mr & Mrs Ampersand Bottle Opener | Mr & Mrs Toasting Mason Jars | Mr and Mrs Temporary Tattoos | Mr and Mrs Wedding Sign
Mr & Mrs DIY Chocolate Boxes for Favors | Mr and Mrs Beer Glasses | Mr and Mrs Reception Table Decor

A time honored message of husband and wife, “Mr. & Mrs.” is great to display for your new status.  We see a big increase in wedding marquee signs for reception decor – whether it be in your last name, Monogram or as a Mr and Mrs sign above.  These are great to decorate your home with after the wedding – it is one reception decoration you can and will reuse!

Temporary tattoos are becoming hot for 2014 weddings as well, with more companies producing love themed symbols.  A fun spin on the photo booth is a temporary tattoo booth – fun wedding entertainment for the young and old.  Plus no regrets, they can easily be removed!

If you’re a beer lover, skip the champagne toast and say cheers with your favorite lager, ale or IPA in our Mr & Mrs Plisner glasses – and then give your guests a pop top (ampersand sign) & sign bottle opener to open their own brews at home with a unique wedding favor.

What do you think of the Mr & Mrs trends, will you be incorporating any of these elements into your 2014 nuptials?