Mason Jar Wedding Centerpieces

Mason Jars have been around for a very long time, most often used for canning jams and jellies (and they are really good for use as a mug when drinking sweet tea)… but they are also getting a HUGE comeback as a wedding favor decoration and wedding favor centerpieces.  Some of my favorite finds are listed below!

From Quasi-Crafty – DIY Flower Centerpieces – she explains the very simple steps in creating floral centerpieces in mason jars for your event!

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From 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt… a DIY tutorial on making Glitter Mason Jar centerpieces:

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From Shanty Chic, a DIY mason jar project – candle holders with frosted vinyl!  If you have a Silhouette Cameo or other cutting tool that cuts vinyl, well… these are lovely in every way!

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From Kiss Wedding, some FAB inspiration for using mason jars as centerpieces.  There are a couple of questions/answers in the post about how they created these:

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Photo by Chelsea Nicole Photography | KISS Wedding

And from the Diva Entertains shop, brand NEW Mason Jars for your wedding!

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Theme Thursday – Shabby Chic Garden Party

I’m going super specific with today’s Theme Thursday post… specifically shabby chic… and garden or tea parties!  When thinking about shabby chic and garden parties and tea parties, we are looking at LOTS and lots of pastels, flowers, and loveliness. Can’t wait to share what I’ve found!
From Kara’s Party, a shabby chic tea party baby shower – lots of FABULOUS ideas for sweet, pink, and shabby chic! Serving cupcakes in vintage tea cups is a beautiful presentation.  And who would have thought that big rosettes (easy to do) would look so amazing on a cake?

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From OntoBaby.com, a Butterfly Garden themed party… LOVE the butterflies on the wall as a backdrop!  Make sure you click through to the post for inspirational photos and ideas!

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From A Bubbly Life, a DIY No Sew Ruffle Tablecloth tutorial… I specifically like the words “no sew”, don’t you?

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From Prudent baby, an incredible idea – a sugar cookie centerpiece cone!  What a beautiful centerpiece for a garden party, and so original and fun!

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And finally, I ran across a lovely British company when looking for shabby chic tea party ideas… check out CakeStandHeaven.com.  They offer hand crafted cake stands and tea party sets.  cakestandheaven

Fun Easter Craft Ideas

Easter will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start making your decor and DIY plans!  (I have a birthday party to plan this month too, so I may be getting overly anxious – we do still have 20-something days to get our Easter DIY on).

Here are some fun, unique Easter DIY projects I found… some are practical, some are not, but all are Diva-licious!

First up, if you are looking for Easter wreath ideas and your a crafter, you’ll love this wreath tutorial from A Lemon Squeezy Home.  I love her very detailed photos, and this looks easy to make with a lovely WOW factor:

From Polka Dot Easter Eggs, from Style At Home.  These would be lovely in a centerpiece basket, especially with a variety of colors.  When you click through to this post make sure you scroll to see ALL FIVE of these fab Easter egg crafts!

A very Diva idea from Stylizimo… golden Easter eggs!  I love how simple this is – ugly Easter eggs with gold leaf painted on.  Gorgeous!

And from BHG a very shabby chic idea for Easter egg door decor! This is only one of 25 Easter egg decorating ideas in their post – make sure you scroll through all of them!

What kind of DIY Easter projects are YOU making?  We’d to hear about them… leave us a comment or send us an email!

DIY Table Numbers – Fun & Whimsical

There are so many fun and fab ways to number the tables for your wedding reception or event.  I’ve found some fun and whimsical ideas for table numbers that I’d like to share with you today!

First, from Wedding Chicks, a shabby chic DIY tutorial – Door Knob Table Numbers.  Totally unique!

From eat drink chic, another rustic and shabby chic look for your table numbers… this DIY is very detailed, and I love the end result:

A few hints and tips from The Savvy Event for using Mason Jars as your Table Numbers:

From Today’s Handmade, an etching tutorial… you could use a bottles, jars, glasses.. anything glass really, to make these DIY table numbers:

And from Oh Lovely Day, a tutorial for making DIY Embroidered Table Numbers.  Again, so many ways to go about doing these… your choice of colors and linens and threads!  Love it!

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And, I’ve got another customer photo to share today!  Thanks to Eve for sharing this pic from her friends fab 40 party.  Eve did a fabulous job embellishing our shoe cake topper.

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

Yes, I realize it’s only January 3rd, but I promise you, Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it!  It’s definitely time to start thinking about DIY Valentines arts and crafts and decor!  Check out some of the fun projects I found!

First, from Fellow Fellow, a very cute and unique DIY place card project, “love-struck” arrows in hearts.  Such a great idea for decorating a Valentine’s Day party table!  Click through for complete instructions for this inexpensive craft as well as great pictures of the project.

 

And continuing with the arrow theme, check out Two Shades of Pink and her DIY Arrow Valentines – very shabby chic and sweet! This is a terrific Valentines project for kids & adults.

For decor… look at Grace and Light, and her Paper Punch Garland DIY tutorial – so, so easy… and lovely!  Made from paper paint color swatches!

From Everything Fabulous – another EASY DIY… with gorgeous results!  A tissue paper heart for the wall!  Her post includes showing you how to make tissue paper poms!

And from Creature Comforts, a very sweet DIY Valentine Craft Luminary (Candle) .  She has a video tutorial AND written instructions:

What kinds of plans are YOU making for Valentine’s Day?  Do you have DIY projects in mind?  We’d love to hear about them!

Just a FEW more “little touches”…

It’s been the week for “little touches”, and I have just a few more that I need to share!

First, from Oh Happy Day, a great tutorial for painting baby food jars (and turning them into adorable shabby chic flower vases).  They would be perfect for a baby shower tea party, or even a bridal shower!

How about using twine to make flowers to decorate a table… or turn into a bunting?  Check out this post from Meridian Road for examples of how to use the twine flowers… and THIS POST from the Bug Bytes, with the tutorial on how to MAKE the flowers.

From MarthaStewart.com, I found a simple tutorial for making Flowery Swizzle sticks. Talk about a “little touch” that makes a big impact!

And finally, a simple but FAB “little touch”, we have a variety of Personalized/Customized Wedding Hand Fans in the Diva Entertains shop.

Shabby Chic Wedding Touches

We talked about “little touches” yesterday, and I wanted to continue that theme today with a few more… this time, shabby chic style!

Nothing says shabby chic like burlap and lace together, and I found a very quick and easy tutorial on decorating candles with these two items.  Perfect for a burlap and lace wedding theme (it is actually very popular!) Check out how pretty the final product is… and read the tutorial at Factory Direct Craft:

And continuing the burlap idea, I found a great tutorial for how to make burlap flowers on Snug As A Bug Baby.   This isn’t a wedding post, but you can easily use the tutorial to create burlap flowers to accent your centerpieces or even bouquets!

This next idea isn’t a tutorial, but it is a wonderfully sweet idea.  The bride and groom included a “memory” chair at their wedding, with frames of family members who aren’t with them any more.  The frames made me think “shabby chic”, so I’m including it today.  Isn’t this a lovely idea?

And from Intimate Weddings, a post about ways to incorporate wildflowers into your wedding florals and bouquets.  I especially liked the logs as end tables idea!  A friend recently asked my advice concerning barn wedding decorations and I thought these ideas were absolutely perfect! Yes – barn weddings are also increasingly popular!

What shabby chic ideas have you discovered lately?

Chalkboard Place Settings

Did you know chalk is BIG right now?  And by big, I mean super cute… super easy… super fun… for your party accessories!  Check out a few ideas for using chalk to enhance your party.

From Signature Style, a quick and easy tutorial for using dollar store trays and chalkboard paint to make a fun hostess gift or menu board

And look at this tutorial from Just Short of Crazy… add chalkboard paint to the bottom of wine glasses!

From Emaline Bride, a FAB tutorial for making little chalkboard flower pots.  Perfect for place settings!!

And also from Emaline Bride, an easy tutorial for adding chalkboards to mason jars!  Doesn’t get more shabby chic than that, does it?

So, do you have chalkboard ideas?  We’d love to hear them!

We also have chalk items available in the Diva Entertains shop.  Check out a few below:

Wine Chalkboard Table Settings  |  Chalkboard Votive Candles  |  Chalkboard Table Numbers

Shabby Chic Mason Jar CraftsTutorials

I have three great tutorials for you today.  They are easy as can be, and in just a matter of minutes, you can be turning ordinary mason jars into super fab pieces! These would be great for party table centerpieces, shower gifts… or even just your home decor!

First up, from Julie Ann Art, a colored mason jar tutorial… the see-through colored glass look is SO gorgeous!  She shares how to paint mason jars, including the specific paint to use, for a beautiful finish like the picture below.

From Decor chick, a spray paint mason jar tutorial that produces a completely different look!

And from Crafts By Amanda comes a VERY shabby chic look.. burlap, doilies, and mason jars.  There are lots of potential ways to design these luminaries… check out the post for a variety of ideas!

More National Craft Month – Shabby Chic Diva DIY

I am excited to announce that we have begun expanding the Diva Entertains shop to include SHABBY CHIC party and wedding favors!  And because it’s still National Craft Month, and I was looking for fun DIY Diva projects… I decided to see what I could find the in the SHABBY CHIC DIY DIVA category.  I found just a few things (and then some!)

Check out this fun DIY post from the Wedding Chicks, with instructions on making the fun Shabby Chic Place Cards… with thread spools, paper, and lollipop sticks.  Such a simple design!  Perfect for an afternoon tea or shabby chic baby shower.

A huge wedding trend is anything “chalkboard”.  Signs, place cards, wine charms and more! From the b*spoke blog, and crafty girl, comes a quick and easy DIY tutorial on how to make a chalkboard frame.  These would be great for welcoming guests to a party, OR writing a bridal shower menu for all to see, and then handing off the frame/chalkboard as a gift to the bride.  I personally didn’t realize there was a such thing as chalkboard paint but as this tutorial shows – there sure is!

And I found a fabulous tutorial for turning candlesticks into picture frames.  Brittany of the 3 B’s uses her frames for decor for her home, but these could also be used as decorations for a reception or a wedding shower.

Are you into the “shabby chic” look?  Let us know if you have favorite tutorials or ideas we can share!