I am just smitten with these glass mason jars. We made over 4 dozen of them for Ashley’s Bridal Shower last weekend and they turned out adorable. Of course there really wasn’t any doubt that we would love them, but we were concerned about how everyone would keep track of which glass was theirs.
Greg’s mom ordered the mason jars on-line and the future Ashley Moeller (see note below) found hot pink straws, but then I started thinking about what to use for name tags… they needed to go around the rim, be fun, easy to do and inexpensive.
This is what I came up with…
They were perfect! Want to make your own? You’ll need some mason jars…
and elastic hair bands to match the theme of your party, along with a box or two of key tags (you can find these anywhere that they make copies of keys) and fun stickers – I used hearts that I already had, but you can use any style you want. You could also use stick-on rhinestones, stamps, scrapbook appliques… you’re only limited by you’re imagination!
Once you have these items…
assemble the tags, add one to each jar along with a straw, throw in a sharpie…
and voila!!! Instant cuteness…
Below are instructions plus a link to a source for each item…
What you’ll need…
- Ball regular mouth pint mason jars (Get a dozen or two at Bed, Bath and Beyond – if you have a 20% off coupon, you can get a dozen for $8.00)
- A pack of hair elastic bands to match your theme (here’s a pack of 30 at Wal-Mart for less than $4.00)
- Metal rimmed tags (you can find these at kiosks that make keys (Lowe’s has a pack of 25 for $5.25)
- Foam stickers ($2.24 at Joann)
- Straws (50 for $7.68 including shipping)
- Sharpie ($2.97 at Wal-Mart)
- Remove and store the jar lids
- Attach the tags to hair bands
- Place the bands around the rim of the jars
- Add a straw
- Provide a sharpie for guests to write their name
The cost to make 2 dozen glasses with tags is around $38.00 or $1.58 ea. What I love about these is once your party is over, you can use the jars to store soups, juices, left overs, etc. and you can never have enough hairbands and sharpies!
Note: Things can be very confusing around here. My daughter is Ashley Moeller. She has a friend from high school named Ashley M. who is a bridesmaid in her wedding. There’s a debate around here regarding if she used hang out at our house during high school because of her friendship with Ashley or if she really came because she thought my older son Michael was adorable, which of course he is.
Either way, fast forward 10+ years and Michael has asked his sister’s friend, Ashley (who is also an Ashley M.) to marry him. We are so excited about that, except that every time anyone says “Ashley” they both think we’re talking to them. Until we figure this out, we’re just call her the future Ashley Moeller. Very. Confusing. Yes. I. Know. But, we adore the future Ashley Moeller, so all is good.
Next up is the Mimosa Bar! xo Amy