Wedding Favours – Make Your Own Sweet Jars

There has been a craze for candy buffets at weddings for a number of years now. There are a number of off shoots to this craze that have also sprung up such as having mini pick ‘n’ mix barrels on your wedding tables. One of our favourites though is the wedding favour sweet jar. They are affordable and really simple to make whilst still being highly decorative and striking. Let’s have a look at how to make a ‘love’ themed jar which would be perfect for a valentine wedding.

Materials Needed:

-Empty & Clean Mason Jars
-Brown Parcel Paper
-Red Card
-Guillotine
-‘Love’ Ribbon
-Thin red ribbon
-Double Sided Tape
-Sweets
-Pencil

How To:

  1. Fill your empty jar full of yummy sweets. Try and choose sweets in a colour that match your overall wedding colour scheme.
  2. Lay your parcel paper wrong way up onto a flat surface. Place your lid onto it and draw around it.
  3. Leave an excess of about 1.5inches around the circle you drew and cut it out.
  4. Screw your lid back onto your jar and lay the paper circle centrally on top of it. Use your hands to flatten the excess paper around the sides of the jar.
  5. Cut a length or your thin red ribbon and tie it around the neck of the jar on top of the paper to hold it in to place. Tie it into a bow to make it more decorative.
  6. Now you want to make your jar label. Cut out a rectangular piece of red card using a wavy edge on your cutter. Do the same with a piece of your parcel paper but make it just slightly smaller.
  7. Use a glue stick to attach your brown label onto the centre of your red label. Glue wont quite be strong enough now to attach the red card onto the jar so it is best to use tape here. Finally, you should run your double sided tape along the back of your love ribbon and wrap it around the jar directly on top of the label. Snip off any excess ribbon.

That’s how easy it is to make your own mason jar favours for your wedding! Simply amend the colour of the card and ribbon to fit your theme. You can either have all of your jars laid out on a single favour table with your wedding cake or stack them individually on each dinner table.

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Vicky is an avid craft enthusiast who has been making cards since she was 13 years old. In recent years she has also developed a passion for scrapbooking, sewing and wider paper crafts. She particularly loves writing ‘how to’ tutorials for brides who want to make their own wedding stationary, favours and decorations. She runs her own craft blog as well as being the chief writer of a handmade section on a local wedding supplier website for her area.

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