Post # 1
I really LOVE those mason jars with handles. You know, where you can etch the guests name on them? Or use the chalk board idea and write on their name with chalk. But I really, really don’t want to spend $200 on MORE mason jars with handles. So then I saw this idea!
What do you guys think? Are these cute, or tacky? I would use the straws too! 🙂 My centerpieces are going to be a mixture of mason jars (wrapped with lace and burlap), milk jars and candles. Let me know what you think! And if I should do this etching on the jar, or if I should use chalkboard paint so guests can write the names on it?T
Post # 3
I think they’re cute, I think the etching would look better. But it might be easier to do the chalkboard!
Post # 4
@kes18: I think I like the etching better too! I’ll have to test some out to see how it works!
Post # 5
The etching looks really neat! Do you have a machine like a Cricut where you can pretty much take a word document and then have the machine cute your names out on a vinyl sticky paper? I have done some etching and this is the least stressful way 🙂 You could have some friends/family over and have a little etching party! Depending on how many guests you have you might need a couple etching get togethers 🙂 But they do look VERY cute! & Love your theme too!
Post # 6
To be honest, I never got into the whole mason jar thing. Would this be as a favor at the end of the night? If it was I’d probably leave it there because I’d have no use for one at one…
Post # 9
In my experience, etching is really difficult and time consuming. I would do chalk.
Post # 10
I like these, but there’s no way I’d pay a lot of money for them, because they’re basically the same as the Starbucks Frappucino bottles, and those come with free Frappucino. 😀
Post # 11
are you using that color straw with the string? perhaps burlap bows and in your color would be cuter..
Post # 12
@KateByDesign: It’s actually not really that difficult. Get some etching cream and some stickers. You can either tape off a section (like a rectangle) and then put the letter stickers inside that and smear the cream over it, or like the photo and take the area around the letters on the sticker sheet and put that on there and then smear the cream. We’re doing this for Christmas gifts. 🙂
Post # 13
@vorpalette: if she has to make 80+ of these, I can see that being pretty time consuming.
I did this on a big glass pane to use for our menu and it turned out to be a major craft fail. And it took me about 6 hours to do. Op, maybe you’d have better luck.
Post # 14
@KateByDesign: Ahhh good point on quantity. It might get $$$, too, since you need a lot of cream per piece. Nevermind!
OP, see if you can find some chalkboard labels like these to stick on the bottles and let people write their names.
Post # 15
@youngORbride: That’s a great idea!! One of my BM has a cricut.. I didn’t even think to do that! Thanks for the idea!! 🙂
@EffieTrinket: They totally ARE the Starbucks frappuchino cups… so i’m rounding them up as my drinks drink them! 🙂 FREE!
@subtlebee: I was hesitant on the ribbon, but LOVE the burlap idea! Thanks! 🙂
Post # 16
I wouldn’t etch them just for logistics’ sake. You’re going to have people who say yes and they for whatever reason (sick, death in the family, falls down stairs and breaks leg the day before wedding like DH’s uncle) don’t come, so then you’ve got useless etched bottles hanging around. And if you have wedding crashers (don’t discount the idea, we had unexpected guests show up- several, actually), they won’t get any. You could argue it serves them right for crashing, but it’ll still look bad.
I actually like the idea of the chalkboard paint a lot, anyway, too. Even if you have extras left over, they’d be somewhat useful and cute to keep around the house.