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3 Ways to Add DIY Charm to Your Rustic Wedding

 Love Notes Table Runner

With vintage sheet music and lace, you can create inexpensive table runners that will add a gorgeous touch to your reception décor. The faded paper, musical notes, and ornate lace are an eclectic mix that enhances any DIY wedding design.

love notes table runner

Supply List:
• Vintage sheet music
• Lace with a straight border
• Glue stick
• Hot glue gun
• Scissors

love notes table runner

Step one: Measure the table you are creating the table runner for. Calculate the number of sheet music pages and the length of lace you will need, making certain to add several extra inches so that the lace will overlap the sheet music on all four corners of the runner.

Step two: Using a glue stick, add glue to the torn edge of one of the sheet music pages and secure the other sheet so that they overlap, covering the torn edge. Smooth the glued edge. Continue by gluing new sheets to cover the torn edges. All torn edges should overlap on the inside seam of the table runner with the clean edges as the border. Repeat these steps until the table runner is as long as you’d like it to be.

love note table runner

Step four: Using a pair of scissors, make a clean diagonal cut into one corner of the lace. Trim the sharp edge to make a nice scalloped edge. Add a dot of glue to the two cut corners and overlap them. Repeat this process for all four corners to finish the lace edging.

love note table runner

Special Note: Spread the love and gift these table runners to your bridal party to use in their own homes.

Next: Lucky Horseshoe Table Numbers ►

Lucky Horseshoe Table Numbers

These unique table numbers are absolutely perfect for a farmhouse wedding! Full of country charm, they will set the design for each table and add a rustic chic touch to your wedding décor.

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Supply List
• Old or rusty horseshoes
• Cedar wood (several planks, enough to back all of your horseshoes)
• Miter saw
• Rusty tin craft nails
• Wire cutters
• Rusty tin craft wire (18 or 22 gauge thickness)
• Needle nose pliers
• Hammer
• Wood burning torch

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Step one: Measure each of your horseshoes. Have your local hardware store cut your wood to size, or cut the wood yourself using a miter saw.

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Step two: Secure a horseshoe to each cedar wood piece using your rusty nails. Before you nail the horseshoe in place, make sure it is nice and centered.

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Step three: To make each actual number, you will need to cut four 4 to 8-inch lengths of wire. Keep in mind that your wire length will vary depending on the number you are creating; an “8” will take more wire than a “1.”

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Step four: Wrap the four lengths of wire together to make one twisted group; use the needle nose pliers if necessary.

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Step five: Bend the wire into the shape of the number you are creating.

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Step six: Curl the ends of each number, as this is where your nails will go through to secure it to the wood.

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Step seven: Hammer the numbers to the wood pieces, using the rusty nails. Use as many nails as needed to ensure the number is securely in place.

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Step eight: Scorch the edges of your table numbers with your wood torch to give it a rustic appearance. Make certain to follow the manufacturer’s safety guidelines!

diy lucky horseshoe table numbers

Next: Rag Balls ►

Rag Balls

These colorful rag balls make the most delightful decorations for a wedding ceremony! Instead of fresh flowers that can be costly, hang these rag balls from shepherd’s hooks lining the wedding aisle; they will bring texture, color, and balance to an open area.

diy rustic wedding rag balls

Supply List
• Scissors
• 4 yards assorted fabric
• Hot glue gun
• Twelve 6-inch Styrofoam balls

diy rustic wedding rag balls

Step one: Cut your fabric into 16-inch squares. Using your scissors, cut a small slit at each end. Rip the fabric so it has a torn finish on all four sides. Make several small slits about 1 inch apart at the top of the fabric squares.

diy rustic wedding rag balls

Step two: Rip the cut slits into long pieces.

diy rustic wedding rag balls

Step three: Using one of the strips of ripped fabric, make it into a loop with the print facing outwards. Glue into place. This will be the handle for your rag ball.

diy rustic wedding rag balls

Step four: Place a dot of glue on the back side of one of your strips of ripped fabric, and glue it onto the Styrofoam ball. Wrap the fabric around the ball and glue the other end onto the ball. Continue these steps until the Styrofoam ball is completely covered.

diy rustic wedding rag balls

DIY Favor: Tea Bag Cookies

diy tea bag cookies
Photo courtesy of Elegant Affairs

Ingredients:

¾ pound unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
3.5 ounces dark chocolate broken into small pieces

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla.

3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together.

4. Empty mixture from bowl onto a surface dusted with flour, and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic, and chill for 30 minutes.

5. Roll the dough ¼-inch thick, then use a tea bag-shaped cookie cutter to cut out your cookie shapes (cookie cutter can be found online for a very low price). Make a small hole at the top of each cookie using a skewer. Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.

7. Put 2.5 ounces of chopped chocolate in a glass bowl, and microwave on high power for 20 seconds. Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to heat and stir in 20-second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Add the remaining chopped chocolate and stir until the residual heat in the bowl melts the chocolate completely. Allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it’s completely smooth. (The more you stir, the glossier the chocolate will get.)

8. Dip each cookie half-way through in the chocolate, and set it on parchment paper to dry. It will only take a couple of minutes for the chocolate to set. After it’s dried, string a thread through the hole.

diy tea bag cookies
Photo courtesy of Elegant Affairs

DIY Favor: Tea Bag Cookies

diy tea bag cookies
Photo courtesy of Elegant Affairs

Ingredients:

¾ pound unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
3.5 ounces dark chocolate broken into small pieces

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla.

3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together.

4. Empty mixture from bowl onto a surface dusted with flour, and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic, and chill for 30 minutes.

5. Roll the dough ¼-inch thick, then use a tea bag-shaped cookie cutter to cut out your cookie shapes (cookie cutter can be found online for a very low price). Make a small hole at the top of each cookie using a skewer. Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.

7. Put 2.5 ounces of chopped chocolate in a glass bowl, and microwave on high power for 20 seconds. Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to heat and stir in 20-second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Add the remaining chopped chocolate and stir until the residual heat in the bowl melts the chocolate completely. Allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it’s completely smooth. (The more you stir, the glossier the chocolate will get.)

8. Dip each cookie half-way through in the chocolate, and set it on parchment paper to dry. It will only take a couple of minutes for the chocolate to set. After it’s dried, string a thread through the hole.

diy tea bag cookies
Photo courtesy of Elegant Affairs

DIY We Love: Mason Jar Crafts

By: 
Lauren Elise Donaldson
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Treat Jar Escort Cards

diy treat jar escort cards

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Direct guests to their seats in a sweet way with these Mason jar escort cards. Everyone is sure to appreciate treats to munch on throughout the night and the jar is a practical way for your guests to transport their leftovers home. Popcorn is an ideal snack. Set up a popcorn bar where guests can sprinkle their favorite toppings over their popped kernels, like butter, cheese, salt, rosemary, sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate, to name just a few. Other possibilities for filling up the Mason jars include candy, chocolates, marshmallows, cookies, or berries. Little sweets are sure to be a big hit at your wedding.

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DIY We Love: Mason Jar Crafts

By: 
Lauren Elise Donaldson

Treat Jar Escort Cards

diy treat jar escort cards

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Direct guests to their seats in a sweet way with these Mason jar escort cards. Everyone is sure to appreciate treats to munch on throughout the night and the jar is a practical way for your guests to transport their leftovers home. Popcorn is an ideal snack. Set up a popcorn bar where guests can sprinkle their favorite toppings over their popped kernels, like butter, cheese, salt, rosemary, sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate, to name just a few. Other possibilities for filling up the Mason jars include candy, chocolates, marshmallows, cookies, or berries. Little sweets are sure to be a big hit at your wedding.

Materials
Watercolor paper or cardstock
X-Acto knife
Scissors
Metal ruler
Cutting mat
Watercolor paints
Inkjet printer
Printer paper
Thin paintbrush
Wooden skewers
Butcher paper
White spray paint
Double-sided tape
Burlap
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pint-size Mason jars
Popcorn or candy

Font Used: Bombshell Pro by Emily Lime

1. To make the name tags, cut the watercolor paper into 3⁄4 x 6-inch pieces. You will need one tag per guest. For precise cutting, use an X-Acto knife and metal ruler and do your work on a cutting mat. Scissors will also work.

2. Use watercolor paints to write out guest’s names and table numbers on each of the tags. If you are uncomfortable with your own handwriting, choose a favorite font and layout names on the computer (use software like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop or Microsoft Word). Print out the names and then use this as a guide while you paint.

3. Notch out a little triangle from the end of each tag.

diy treat jar escort cards

4. The wooden skewers should be about 10 inches long. Cut them down if necessary. Lay out the skewers on butcher paper and spray-paint them white. Turn them over and spray the opposite side. After applying full coverage allow the skewers to dry.

5. Put a strip of double-sided tape onto the end of a flag. Wrap this end around the top of a skewer and secure to the back of the flag. Repeat this for all of the flags.

diy treat jar escort cards

6. Remove the metal bands and lids from the Mason jars.

7. Cut the burlap into 12 x 3-inch strips, one strip per jar.

8. Hot-glue one end of the burlap to the jar. Wrap the burlap around the jar and then glue down the opposite end. Repeat this for each jar.

diy treat jar escort cards

9. Fill each jar with treats along with a flag to act as a guide for guests to find their seats.

diy treat jar escort cards

Extra Tips
For more of a personal twist, try painting your own calligraphy or request the assistance of a talented friend.

Another option for a wedding is to use these jars as take-home favors. Instead of spelling out guests’ names across the flags, write the name of the bride and groom, their initials, or their wedding date.

Adapted from Mason Jar Crafts—DIY Projects for Adorable Gifts, Rustic Decor, Clever Storage, Inventive Lighting and Much More, by Lauren Elise Donaldson (Ulysses Press 2013).
 


Vintage Fork Signage


Ring Bearer Pillow


Calligraphy Drink Jars


Succulent Favor

 


Terrarium Favor

 

Vintage Fork Signage

mason jar vintage fork signage

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Materials
Inkjet printer
Cardstock
Scanner
Signage Templates (see below)
X-Acto knife
Metal ruler
Scissors
Cutting mat
Stovetop
Stockpot
Vintage forks
Tongs
Quart-size and pint-size Mason jars
Super glue

Font Used: Nelly Script Flourish & Darling Monograms by Tart Workshop

Old forks can have new life again when paired with Mason jars, and they will shine as the perfect detail for rustic, vintage-inspired weddings and parties. Prominently display all types of signage to help educate and direct your guests at your
venue. The fork prongs can hold name tags, table
numbers, seating arrangements, food and dessert labels, photo booth directions, maps, and countless other signs and tags. Use them in your home as well to exhibit family photographs or to prop up recipes while you cook.

1. Choose a decorative font and load it onto your computer. Graphically lay out table numbers, labels, guests’ names, and/or signage in the chosen font using some kind of graphic software (like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, Microsoft Word, etc.). Start from scratch or use the template below for your designs.

vintage fork signage template

2. Print out your designs on the cardstock, arranging as many per page as possible. Cut down each of the designs individually. An X-Acto knife and metal ruler will ensure even, clean cuts, but scissors work also. If you choose to cut with an X-Acto knife, do your work on a cutting mat.

3. Boil water on your stove in a stockpot. Make sure there is enough water so that the silverware will be fully submerged. Once the water is boiling, drop the forks into the stockpot. Let them sit for about five minutes.

4. Remove the forks one at a time with the tongs.

5. Take a fork and bend it by hand in the center. Use the edge of your kitchen counter or something equivalent to help if necessary. The metal should be malleable from the hot water. Bend the fork into the shape you want.

wedding diy vintage fork signage

6. Try positioning the fork on the Mason jar. Multiple points of contact with the metal and glass will ensure stability so keep this in mind. Readjust the shape of the fork to achieve the best possible result when gluing.

wedding diy vintage fork signage

7. At the contact points, put a dab of super glue onto the fork. Place the fork onto the jar, applying pressure.

8. Allow plenty of time for the fork and jar to bond together. The glue may take a full 24 hours to achieve the best result. Check the instructions that came with your brand of glue. Position or prop up the jar so the spoon can properly adhere.

9. Repeat this process with multiple jars.

10. Slip the name tags, table numbers, treat labels, and your other designs between the fork prongs to prop up signage and give it prominence at your wedding, party, or event.

Extra Tips
For a more personal twist, try doing calligraphy by hand or asking a talented friend to help. Painting words and numbers with watercolors would be another artistic option.

Display these jars during the holidays. Prop up cards and photographs you receive in the mail from family and friends.

Adapted from Mason Jar Crafts—DIY Projects for Adorable Gifts, Rustic Decor, Clever Storage, Inventive Lighting and Much More, by Lauren Elise Donaldson (Ulysses Press 2013).
 


Treat-Jar Escort Cards


Ring Bearer Pillow

 


Calligraphy Drink Jars


Succulent Favor

 


Terrarium Favor

 

Ring Bearer Pillow in a Jar

diy mason jar ring bearer pillow

Difficulty Rating: Moderately Easy

Ring bearers have carried small pillows down the aisle for decades, taking a traditional approach in the delivery of the wedding rings. For the bride and groom who wish to see something different in their procession, this Mason jar pillow is a new variation. Young ring bearers can proudly transport this jar down the aisle and couples can appreciate this fresh take on a classic. Make a matching jar filled with petals to give to the flower girl.

Materials
Quart-size Mason jar
5 x 3½-inch Styrofoam egg
Craft knife
10-inch piece of ribbon
Ruler
Leather belt
Scissors
Pencil
Block of scrap wood
Large nail
Hammer
Jute twine
Fresh or dried flowers for decoration
6 x 6-inch piece of linen fabric
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

1. Remove the metal band from the Mason jar and set aside.

2. Cut the Styrofoam egg in half with a knife. Use the end that is more rounded. Drape the linen fabric over the Styrofoam and then tuck in the edges underneath it. Pull taut and hot-glue in place.

diy mason jar ring bearer pillow

3. Glue the linen-covered Styrofoam ball into the inside of the metal band. The Styrofoam should protrude out through the top. Tighten the band back onto the jar.

diy mason jar ring bearer pillow

4. Fold the ribbon in half to find the center point. Place a dab of glue at that point and then apply it to the top of the linen-covered Styrofoam. The rings will eventually be tied here.

diy mason jar ring bearer pillow

5. Measure out a section of the leather belt and cut it down to 20 inches with scissors.

6. Half an inch from each end of the belt, mark a center point with a pencil. Place one end of the belt over a block of scrap wood. Line up a large nail over the dot and hammer the nail into and through the leather. Repeat this with the other end. The nail will be driven through the leather and into whatever surface is below it, hence the scrap wood to protect your work surface. Instead of a nail, you can also use a stitching awl.

diy mason jar ring bearer pillow

7. Cut an 18-inch piece of jute twine. Wrap the twine around the jar a couple times below the band. Pass the twine through the holes in each end of the belt. Tie a knot in the twine. Glue sections of the jute to the glass for added strength.

8. Glue fresh or dried flowers around the jar.

9. Slip wedding rings through the ribbons and tie into a bow before heading down the aisle.

Extra Tips
Inexpensive leather belts can be found at local thrift stores, Goodwill stores, or big chain stores like Target. Find one in a hue and texture that complements your wedding colors.

The flowers and colors used in this example would look great at a shabby chic, garden wedding. By switching out colors and adornments, this DIY can be customized to your specific event.

For added visual interest, fill the inside of the jar with items that correspond to your theme. For a beach wedding, fill the jar with shells or sand. For a mountain wedding, fill it with pinecones. For a vintage wedding, fill it with old spools. Get creative!

Adapted from Mason Jar Crafts—DIY Projects for Adorable Gifts, Rustic Decor, Clever Storage, Inventive Lighting and Much More, by Lauren Elise Donaldson (Ulysses Press 2013).
 


Treat-Jar Escort Cards


Vintage Fork Signage

 


Calligraphy Drink Jars


Succulent Favor

 


Terrarium Favor

 

Calligraphy Drink Jars

mason jar calligraphy drink jars

Difficulty Rating: Moderately Easy

Handwritten calligraphy is a personal touch that can make a wedding day extra-special for you and your guests. This distinctive detail is not only romantic but practical too. Labeled Mason jars 
will help guests identify their drinks throughout 
the night, and since they can be used repeatedly,
 it is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic cups. Calligraphy details are very stylish in weddings
now, but not all brides can afford a personal calligrapher. This project is the perfect solution for
a less expensive, DIY alternative or for the bride
who lack confidence in her own freehand writing abilities.

Materials
Inkjet printer
Printer paper
Scissors
Double-sided tape
Pint-size Mason jars
Glass paint marker, white
Cookie sheet
Oven
Striped paper straws

Font Used: Jacques & Gilles by Emily Lime

1. Choose a calligraphic font that is both whimsical 
and legible and load it onto your computer. Graphically lay out guest’s names in the chosen
font using some kind of graphic software (like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, Microsoft Word, etc.). For pint-size jars, size the font appropriately so that names do not exceed more than 2.5 inches in width. This will ensure that names are easy to read on the curved surface of the Mason jars. Reminder: Steps 1 through 3 give direction in tracing names from an existing font. Skip these steps and write names freehand if you or someone you know is comfortable printing letters without a guide.

2. Print out guest’s names, arranging a handful of names per page. Cut down each of the names individually.

mason jar calligraphy drink jars

3. Apply double-sided tape to the front of the name tags. Slip one into a Mason jar, position it, and press it down firmly against the glass. The double-sided tape will temporarily hold the name tag in place so that the letters can be traced over.

mason jar calligraphy drink jars

4. Use the glass marker to trace over the name or to write it out freehand. Remove the paper. Allow the jar to fully dry for four hours to guarantee that the paint permanently seals itself to the glass. If using a different marker, follow the directions provided with that specific product.

mason jar calligraphy drink jars

5. After four hours of dry time, arrange the Mason jars on a cookie sheet and place them in a cold oven. Set the oven to 375°F (180°C). Once the oven is up to temperature, bake the jars for 40 minutes. Turn off the oven, open the door, and allow the jars to cool inside the oven when finished. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for all of the jars.

6. Adorn drinks with paper straws to coordinate with your wedding or event and to make the jars festive.

Extra Tips
The paint on these Mason jars will need to hold up to excessive handling and condensation because they’re being used as drink glasses. By allowing plenty of dry time and by baking the jars, the paint can seal itself to the glass. This will prevent chipping and smearing and leave your calligraphy looking great throughout the entire event.

Wash these jars by hand to maximize the life of the painted names. After the wedding is over, use them every day for your favorite refreshments.

Adapted from Mason Jar Crafts—DIY Projects for Adorable Gifts, Rustic Decor, Clever Storage, Inventive Lighting and Much More, by Lauren Elise Donaldson (Ulysses Press 2013).
 


Treat-Jar Escort Cards


Vintage Fork Signage

 


Ring Bearer Pillow

 


Succulent Favor

 


Terrarium Favor

 

Jute-Wrapped Succulent Favors

mason jar succulent wedding favor

Difficulty Rating: Moderately Easy

Deciding on ideal wedding favors can be a challenge. You want them to show your gratitude as well as be valuable to your guests. Choose to make something by hand and put a little love into your gifts. Succulents are easy plants to maintain, a characteristic that any guest will highly regard. And these wrapped jars are not only rustic and full of charm but are also easy and inexpensive to make, two traits that any DIY bride will appreciate.

Materials
Half pint-size Mason jar
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute twine
Scissors
Succulent
Wood skewer
Scrap linen fabric

1. Remove the metal band and lid from the Mason jar.

2. Place a thin line of glue along the bottom edge of the jar and then press the twine down into the glue. Apply pressure to the twine while the glue dries.

mason jar succulent wedding favor

3. Repeat Step 2 to cover the entire jar, doing a little section at a time and slowly working your way up and around the Mason jar.

mason jar succulent wedding favor

4. Continue wrapping until the entire jar is completely covered. Cut the twine when you have finished.

5. Plant your succulent in the jar.

6. To make the little flag, cut down a wooden skewer to 6 inches. Knot a scrap of frayed linen onto the end. A dab of hot glue will help hold it in place. Stick the flag into the jar for a simple embellishment.

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Extra Tips:
These jute-wrapped jars can shine in more ways than one on your wedding day. Turn them into table centerpieces or have them line your walk down the aisle. Both Mason jars and jute twine are low cost, so this DIY is ideal for a bride on a budget.

Succulents look great in your home too. Spice up any boring planters you may have for a touch of rustic beauty.

Adapted from Mason Jar Crafts—DIY Projects for Adorable Gifts, Rustic Decor, Clever Storage, Inventive Lighting and Much More, by Lauren Elise Donaldson (Ulysses Press 2013).
 


Treat-Jar Escort Cards


Vintage Fork Signage

 


Ring Bearer Pillow

 


Calligraphy Drink Jars


Terrarium Favor

 

Colorblocked Air Plant Terrariums

mason jar plant favors

Difficulty Rating: Moderately Easy

Air plants are great alternatives for those who enjoy greenery but not the upkeep. After all, not everyone is born with a green thumb. Worry-free plants deserve to be displayed with some glitz and glamour, and these gilded terrariums are one stylish solution. An easy project as well, this DIY only requires a few components, some of which may be found in your own cupboard. Air plants do not require soil to grow so they can be perched on top of any surface or material. Not only is this easy maintenance, but it also allows for total freedom when it comes to display.

Materials
Quart- and/or pint-size Mason jars
Butcher paper
Painter’s tape
Spray paint
Dried navy
 or pinto beans
Air plants

1. Prep your Mason jar by making sure it is clean and that the surface is ready to take paint.

2. Thoroughly cover your work area with butcher paper. Spray paint has a tendency to get everywhere so cover anything valuable that may be in its path.

3. Position painter’s tape on your Mason jar in the configuration of your choice.

mason jar plant favors

Press the tape down firmly to prevent paint from seeping underneath. Thoroughly cover the portion of the jar that will not be painted.

mason jar plant favors

4. Put your Mason jar upside down on the butcher paper and spray-paint the jar. Do a thorough coat, covering all the exposed glass.

5. Start to pull the tape up right away, before the paint can fully dry. This will minimize tearing when the tape is removed.

6. Allow the paint to dry overnight.

7. Fill the Mason jar with navy or pinto beans.

8. Display the air plant on top of the beans.

Extra Tips
Plant Care Tip: Keep a spray bottle on hand to easily water the air plants. Air plants need very little attention. An occasional spray or a soak in water, once a week or even once every two weeks should keep them plenty content. Follow specific plant care instructions.

This example uses dried navy or pinto beans. Give other dried foodstuffs a try like rice, black beans, or lentils. Coffee beans are an aromatic alternative as well.

Adapted from Mason Jar Crafts—DIY Projects for Adorable Gifts, Rustic Decor, Clever Storage, Inventive Lighting and Much More, by Lauren Elise Donaldson (Ulysses Press 2013).
 


Treat-Jar Escort Cards


Vintage Fork Signage

 


Ring Bearer Pillow

 


Calligraphy Drink Jars


Succulent Favor

 

 

Beautiful Wedding Invitations You Can Make Yourself

Wedding invitations are one of the most popular DIY projects that brides take on, either to save money (professional invites range from $1 to $10+) or create a one-of-a-kind design that guests won't see anywhere else.

 

We've rounded up some of our favorite do-it-yourself invitation tutorials. Whether you're interested in personalizing a basic paper suite or want to design one from scratch, there's something for every skill set. Happy DIYing!

By: 
Jenna Hastings