Post # 1
Hi ladies, I am hand pouring vanilla scented candles into 8 oz mason jars (they are really cute) to give as favors. I’m thinking I’ll tie raffia around the top and put a little tag, and seal them with their lids.
Here is where I need your help. Originally I thought to put them in 4x4x4 favor boxes, put ribbon and a tag around them, and they can double as escort cards. Maybe I’m just over thinking this but, is it dumb to have a candle/jar inside a box? Or would this be fine?
I guess I could just have the mason jar itself, but, I don’t want it to be part of the decor on the table. Know what I mean? I think a pretty box and pretty ribbon would look better? Just tell me what you think! My brain hurts.
Post # 3
you definitely can just have the jar but if you think itll look better for your wedding than go with the box.
Post # 4
I think a candle in a box sounds cute!
Post # 5
I agree it sounds great and almost everyone likes a nice candle! I am considering the same for mine with a packet of personalized matches to go with the gift and a nice tag. Not sure how I will decorate the jar though…
Post # 6
boxes would be great! And actually, if you’re putting them in a box, you wouldn’t necessarily NEED to decorate the candle/jar itself – I mean, less ‘decoration’ will make it more suitable for more peoples’ decor, right? The boxes can match your wedding colors, but the jars don’t need to.
Little gift bags would be another way to go. 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t think that there’s anything weird about putting a candle in a box if that’s the look you prefer, But I also don’t think that the candle itself would mess up the look of your table. If it’s an escort card, it won’t be set on the table in the beginning, so people will sit down to the table with the decor looking the way you intended it to. (Does that make sense?)
Post # 8
Definitely go for little boxes or bags. My friend made handmade soap for her wedding in her wedding colours and wrapped them in clear cellophane – at the end of the night most people had just put it to the side because they were worried about it breaking up in their bags (the cellophane wasn’t best sealed) and I think she ended up with about half of them at the end.
Maybe it’s just me. I’d just be much more likely to remember to pick up my little box or little bag. 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks for all your advice ladies. My fiance and I have decided to just put the candles with the ribbon around them and a little tag at each place setting. It actually looks really cute b/c the lid is an “antique gold” color and it’s part of the color scheme. (This is how I rationalize it haha)
Anyway, I’m glad we agreed on something and this just means I don’t have to spend the money on boxes! Which btw are really cheap at papermart.com
I’ll post a picture when they’re done!
Post # 10
cant wait for the picture!!
Post # 11
I think boxing them would be great – a cute box that will match with your scheme and a bit of ribbon will be lovely.
Post # 12
that is great..be waiting for the pictures
Post # 13
Hi ladies, thanks for all your input and enthusiasm! You’re the best. 🙂
So, we went back and forth on whether to use boxes or not. I think I finally decided on using them, Here are some blurry, not-so-good-quality pictures.
The candle in this pic. is all used up (an extra I made and used in our house) and the lid is not the same color as what is on the favors (a few in the batch were the wrong color). Anyway, so I punched little tags that say “Vanilla handmade with love Enjoy! Dacia & Art” and they will be tied around the jar with raffia, and placed inside the boxes.
The thank you tags were printed on paper source shimmery gold cover weight card stock and punched with a 2 5/16″ scallop punch. The ribbon is shimmery gold/pink weave by Martha Stewart. Hope you like!
Post # 14
oh yea… don’t mind the thank you tag on the jar…i took that pic. and sent it to my bridesmaids for opinions on whether to box them or not, etc.