New Holiday Items – Sneak Peek!!

As I mentioned before, we are so excited to participate in the holiday craft fair event THIS SATURDAY at the Fuller Guest Center! The Holiday Hootenanny! We’ve been busy making some new holiday items and wanted to give you the first sneak peek!! Come by and check it out this weekend for lots more!!!

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The Hootenanny is Coming!

LOVEINAMASONJAR will be participating in a craft fair this Saturday!  Lots of new holiday items!! YAY! Come check us out!!

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The Hootenanny is Coming!

We have a line up of some really great vendors that will be selling goods and treats! So excited for this to happen!

Check out a little sneaky peek of some of the friends we’ll have there:

Sabrina – Binas Blooms

Kyan – Love in a Mason Jar

Ashley – Let it Be Sweet

…and so much more : )

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Thankful Jar. Another Thanksgiving family tradition.

If you don’t want to make a thankful tree to remember and write things you are thankful for this Thanksgiving season, you could also make a Thankful Jar!
Find a jar, cut up some paper, write what you are thankful for, and store it in the jar! It could be a really fun tradition to save each year and look back and see what you wrote in years past.
If you want to purchase this jar above, you can find them in the ETSY Shop!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Thanksgiving family traditions. Thankful Tree.

I love Thanksgiving.  A chance to be with family, be thankful, and eat.  No gifts.  No pressure.  Just good food, family, and a celebration of life’s blessings.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love Christmas, but I think Thanksgiving often gets lost with all the shopping ads, media and Christmas hype.

So this year I started a Thankful Tree.  Whenever we have people over in the month of November, we have them write one thing they are thankful for and tie it on to the Thankful Tree.  I love seeing our tree filling up with thankfulness.

Wedding week – DIY wedding craft parties and ideas!

One of my favorite parts of planning our wedding was how much our family pulled together to help!  We had many weekends of going to antique markets and craft days where we made the DIY parts of the wedding decor! You can really do a lot of things on your own, and in the end it is so gratifying to know that you did it!!

I’ve posted about the invitation before HERE, but we did make our own invitations using a large custom made stamp.  Here is my husband who stamped every single invitation and RSVP card!

We also cut our own burlap runners.  Here is how they started.And here is how they ended!A more detailed post about the table runners can be found HERE.
One of my favorite decor pieces was the burlap banners we made.
I love you brother 🙂 so glad you were having so much fun helping me! Don’t hate me for posting this photo!

We also wanted to use chalkboards for signage, but we found that it was much cheaper to just use old frames and paint them whatever color you prefer, and then use chalkboard paint to make the inside.

The last helpful thing we did – that I highly recommend – is a mock set up of our centepieces and extra tables (dessert table, drink table, gift table, guestbook table etc.) It helped to get a good idea of what we had and what we still needed.  That also made it a lot easier to sort things by table and organize and store it for easy set up!  Here are some of our mock table set ups…

Wedding week – Vintage Prop Shopping

I cant believe it’s almost been a year since Matt and I were married. Time flies when your having fun I guess! I thought since we will be celebrating our one year anniversary this week, I’d feature some wedding posts about the DIY projects we haven’t featured yet from our wedding.

First up: PROP SHOPPING. I had a ton of fun scouring antique markets, flea markets and garage sales for perfect wedding decor with friends and family.  We were mainly looking for crates, mason jars, large frames, a mailbox, chalk boards and little knick knacks that gave a rustic, homey feel.

This was a corner of my bedroom before the wedding – ha!
Here are some photos of our finds and how we used them…
We used slotted coke crates for displaying our cupcakes and apple crates as stands to add height for our dessert and drink table displays. To order the banner shown click HERE!

Chalkboards were great ways to direct guests, give them options, and welcome them!


Our guestbook table was a combo of coke crates, mason jars, chalkboards, a type writer and even an old mailbox!


We also looked for old signs and large frames to use for our photo booth! It was so fun to see our guests use the open frames to take fun pictures!
My dad painted this sign for me.  I love the photo above.

And of course, we collected mason jars for our centerpieces.  All shapes and sizes to use as vases and candleholders.
And now we have a ton of rustic antique decor for our home! We use the mason jars, coke crates, frames, and chalkboards to decorate!

Next up – behind the scenes wedding craft parties!! Talk to you soon!