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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DIY DIVA Invitations – Glitter, Confetti, and Watercolor goodness!

I have some fun DIY ideas for you today, all centered around your invites.  It can be a pretty involved process to design and create your own event invitations, but what a fabulous “gift” to send to each of your guests… before the party even begins!

First, from Linen, Lace and Love, a VERY involved DIY tutorial post on invitation decorations.  They have ideas for twine, buttons, watercolors, and confetti!  AND MORE!  Gorgeous – do not miss!

From Style Me Pretty, a tutorial on making DIY Balloon Invites – fun, pretty, unique! Scroll to the end of the post for the source for the printed balloon invitations!

From Liz And Ryan, a step-by-step tutorial for creating glitter invitations:

And speaking of glittery, Truly Madly Deeply has a DIY KIT for lovely glitter invitations:

And don’t forget sparkle on the envelopes!  Here is a great tutorial from the Divine Minimalist on adding glitter to the ENVELOPES too!

Fabulous and Fifty – Birthday DIY

One of our more popular posts is the DIY 40th Birthday post.  All of the ideas really could be adapted for any age, but I thought I’d write ANOTHER post, this time focusing on the FABULOUS 50!

One place to start for planning a birthday bash is the “What Happened in my Birth Year” site.   This site is fun!  I entered 1962, and got some fun into about movies and events from that year. “50 Years of Changes” would be fun for a theme!  Interestingly enough… glitter high heel shoes were almost as popular in 1962 as they are today!  And a gold 50th birthday is a popular birthday theme.

 

To find some FAB FIFTY cake ideas, simply go to Google Images, and type in “gold 50th birthday cake”.  Lots and lots and LOTS of great cake images will show up. Find one or two that you love, and print to take to your local bakery.  Most bakeries will be happy to use your inspiration photos to help create a cake for you.  Of course if it isn’t gold that you are into, just take in “50th birthday cake”.  Looking for a “50th birthday cake for men”?  Put that in the Google Images search bar!

Another option for dessert is brownie pops.  Check out these fabulous GOLD (and silver) brownie pops from {The Roche Shop}.  You can easily make them yourself by frosting brownie pops and then roll them in edible glitter.  Sound too difficult – no worries! Just make a pan of browns, frost them and then sprinkle them with edible gold glitter or lustre (look in any craft store baking aisle)!

A party isn’t complete without decorations and banners.  How about a gold glitter birthday banner?  Check out Everyday Ebullience and Creature Comforts for great examples (and a DIY) on making a fun glitter banner:

Gold, glitz, glamour… perfect for a Fab Fifty birthday party!

 

Glitter Glam Shoes!

In case you haven’t heard, glitter and shoes… they are IN right now.  And if you have a few extra hundred dollars, you can spring for a designer pair.

OR, you can follow a tutorial and learn how to decorate shoes easily and inexpensively! Who would have ever thought that Glam Shoes were so easy to make?

I have several tutorials for you to check out.  They all are similar, but as a visual person, I like having photos and choices and as many instructions as I can get.  (Especially if I’ll be applying glitter to a pair of shoes!)

First up, from Wobisobi, a “re-style” tutorial, with details on how to “fix” up a scratched heel with glitter.  I will definitely be using this home shoe repair trick in the future!

And a tutorial on making glitter SOLES of your heels… from The Kurtz Corner:

Now, so far… it’s just been glitter on heels and soles… but what if you want to learn how to glitter heels – as in an entire GLITTER SHOE? No problem!

Check out THIS tutorial from A Pair & a Spare:

 

And this one from Frock and Roll – hot pink glitter heels!

So… my question to YOU is… would you glitter glam a pair of shoes?  And if so, what COLOR glitter?  Gold?  Hot Pink?  Neon Green?