TRANSFORM THE FOREVER-FASHIONABLE JAM JAR INTO SOMETHING SPECIAL: FROM A FESTIVE TABLE DECORATION TO AN EDIBLE WEDDING FAVOUR; THESE SEVEN IDEAS WILL HAVE YOU KEEN TO MAKE YOUR OWN PERSONAL
HOMEMADE JAM IN A JAR
Giving your guests a sweet treat is made even more memorable where you have made the contents yourself. Surprisingly jam is pretty easy to make: for every two parts fruit add one part sugar. Add the final touch with the “spread with love” lid topper.
Whilst clear glass alone is lovely, to create a little bit of wonder by painting a heart motif window with chalkboard paint onto the glass jar. Add a LED battery tea light so these cast a warm glow not only at the reception table but also a little light for your guest’s home.
PETITE POTTED PLANTS
If you have a green thumb; growing and potting little succulents in glass jars make for earth-friendly table décor and long-lasting party favours in one. Similarly, any potted seedling or flower posy displayed in miniature glass jars will have your guests struggling to take just one!
Concoct a classic cocktail and serve in a jam jar complete with a daisy pierced lid and a retro paper straw as your welcome drink. Add the custom tag letting your guests know that “when the night is through, the jar gets to go with you.”
CUPCAKES IN A JAR
Bake up a storm for your guests by either making cupcakes directly in the jar for your guests and serve at the wedding – or alternatively fill the jar with pretty paper cupcake liners and sprinkles so they can follow your recipe tag at home.
SPICE STORAGE JAR
Spice is the flavour of life, so share your favourite, favourite with your guests, by gifting glass jars filled with different types of pieces and pods. A good idea is to give different ones to each guest, that way couples or relatives can enjoy different ones.
Make a clever and useful gift for the bridal party or all your guests by filling each glass container with all those little things one needs when you find yourself in a pinch: like clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, wet wipe, pain reliever, breath mints, dental floss, plaster – pretty as much as you can fit in!
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PRINTABLES Anelle from SEVEN SWANS www.sevenswans.co.za
Jam Jar Printables