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DIY Wedding Favors using Glass Jars

Dum dum de dum, here comes the bride and groom DIY wedding favors using glass jars and loads of creativity. If you’re looking for wedding ideas, you’ll love this crafty tutorial for making a set of elegant wedding candy jars to give as gifts for your guests.

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Bride and groom glass jar wedding favors filled with candy.

DIY Wedding Favors using Glass Jars

Glass jars have never looked so classy and elegant as these DIY wedding favors! We’re pretty certain guests will be impressed by these adorable bride and groom candy jars that they’ll be able to take home with them as their bomboniere. We filled them with pearlized gumballs that can be purchased at most bulk food stores; which look so much like a bride’s pearl necklace.

Another idea we had with these bride and groom jars were to make them in to salt and pepper shakers for the wedding tables. So if you’re pressed for time, consider making just enough for each table to use as shakers. You can purchase shaker lids to fit on top of your glass jars.

Materials Needed to Make Wedding Favors:

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Materials needed to make wedding favors, including glass jars, paint, paint brushes, pens, ribbon, hot glue gun.

DIY Wedding Favors using Glass Jars

Thoroughly wash jars with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using. Additionally, use rubbing alcohol and a clean paper towel to wipe away any prints or smudges.

Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a sweetheart neckline shape in the center of one of the jars using Glass Paint in white. Fill in the area before the neckline in white paint.

Painting a glass jar with white paint.

On the second jar, paint the center portion in white with a slight angle towards the center bottom.

Allow paint to fully dry before applying a second coat of paint and before moving on to the next steps.

Next, paint the remaining area of the second jar in black and allow paint to dry fully. 

Painting glass jars with white and black paint.

On the bride’s jar, use a silver paint pen to dab small dots along the neckline of the “dress”. Continue all the way around the jar.  

Adding silver dots to the painted glass jar.

Use the white paint pen to draw a pearl necklace on to the jar, just above the sweetheart neckline.

Adding white dots to create a pearl necklace look.

Cut a strip of glitter adhesive tape and press it on to and around the middle portion of the jar.

Adding a strip of glitter tape around the painted jar.

Use the silver paint pen to dab dots along the center white portion of the groom’s jar. 

Using silver paint to dab buttons onto the groom glass jar.

Cut a piece of white lace and fold the lace along the lengthwise straight edge creating small pleats. Glue the pleated lace to the lid. 

Cut a piece of grosgrain ribbon about 1” long and trim the ends into a “v” shape resembling a bow. Wrap and glue a smaller piece of ribbon around the center to complete the bow. Glue the black bow on to the groom’s jar as shown. 

Fill with candies and place on the wedding tables for your guests to admire and enjoy!

Bride and groom glass jar wedding favors laid on a table next to candy.
Bride and groom glass jar wedding favors filled with candy.

More DIY Wedding Ideas

Now that you’ve made your own wedding favors check out these other DIY decorating ideas for your wedding:

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Bride and groom wedding favors filled with candy and with text overlay.

DIY Wedding Favors using Glass Jars

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Materials
  

  • Set of 2 Jars 250ml smooth without shoulders; with lids
  • Glass paint in black and white
  • Paintbrushes medium flat and fine tip
  • White and silver paint pens
  • Decorative white lace
  • Decorative silver glitter adhesive tape ⅛” thick
  • Black grosgrain ribbon for making bow
  • Hot glue gun with clear glue sticks

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly wash jars with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using.
  • Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a sweetheart neckline shape in the center of one of the jars using Glass Paint in white. Fill in the area before the neckline in white paint.
  • On the second jar, paint the center portion in white with a slight angle towards the center bottom.
  • Next, paint the remaining area of the second jar in black and allow paint to dry fully.
  • On the bride’s jar, use a silver paint pen to dab small dots along the neckline of the “dress”. Continue all the way around the jar.
  • Use the white paint pen to draw a pearl necklace on to the jar, just above the sweetheart neckline.
  • Cut a strip of glitter adhesive tape and press it on to and around the middle portion of the jar.
  • Use the silver paint pen to dab dots along the center white portion of the groom’s jar.
  • Cut a piece of white lace and fold the lace along the lengthwise straight edge creating small pleats. Glue the pleated lace to the lid.
  • Cut a piece of grosgrain ribbon about 1” long and trim the ends into a “v” shape resembling a bow. Wrap and glue a smaller piece of ribbon around the center to complete the bow. Glue the black bow on to the groom’s jar.
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Lynne

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

These are adorable! What a creative idea for a wedding favor! Pinned!

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