Are you looking for ideas to make that memorable party favor or gift? Planning a country wedding, birthday party or shower? Look no further than the mason jar for your next crafts project! Today we’ll show you how to make the perfect memento of your special occasion!
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Any of our regular followers know that we recently raised our grain silo. This was a two year project that warranted a proper celebration. We had many of our close friends and neighbors over for an outdoor, farm style bar-b-que feast and called it “Silo-bration”. I wanted to share the lovely parting gift I made for my guests!
I wanted to create a useful, memorable memento of the occasion for those who aren’t living the country life. There are two essentials for daily living here on the farm and it’s the bandana and the mason jar. Usually the mason jar is filled with a cool, BPA free beverage. The bandana has a myriad of uses in a pinch….but my personal favorite is to wet a bandana down with cold water and wrap it around my neck on hot days.
Unlike most party favors or gifts you receive at weddings, parties or showers…these mason jar party favors have usefulness well beyond the day of the event. Your guests will look back fondly on your event each time they see it. The uses for the mason jar range from flower vase to button holder and everything in between. I also created a list of uses for the bandana to place inside the jar (including some uses meant to get a chuckle). I’m including this list for you to use. You can even have the mason jar & bandana take the place of beverage cups and napkins during your party. Well, let’s get started!
- 32 Ounce Aqua Blue Ball Mason Jars (sold in packs of 4) OR 16 Ounce Jars if you prefer (also sold in packs of 4)
- Made in the USA “Have-a-Hanks” Bandanas in Aqua Blue (These are of excellent quality and available in MANY color choices)
- White Contact paper for jar lid labels made on Cricut machine OR these pre-cut 2 inch labels work beautifully
- Glitter Sharpies OR your Sharpie color of choice
- List of Uses for the Bandana (Print Card to Size of Jar)
- Instructions on how to fold the “Chef’s Hat” (or better known as the Fleur-di-lis) which can be found here
- Download the Cricut SVG for the jar lid labels IF you are using the Cricut Machine (right click and save image). Size the file in Cricut design space to be 2.5″x 2.5″.
- Modify the Amazing Uses for the Bandana list I’ve provided for the size of jar you are using.
First, fold all of your bandanas according to the instructions provided above to make the “chef’s hat”. The beauty of this fold is that the finished product fits perfectly inside of the 32 ounce mason jar.
Can I gush for just a minute about “Hav-A-Hank”? These bandanas are printed on both sides, 100% cotton and made in the good ole USA. 100% Cotton is the only way to avoid the cheap scratchy polyester you may find in cheaper versions of the classic bandana. True, you can find cheaper bandanas and that’s probably fine for a kid’s birthday party where usage may be brief. If this is a gift for a guest or even yourself…go with the best.
The bandanas should look similar to the picture below when folded properly.
Carefully place your folded bandanas inside each jar. They fit inside perfectly!
There are a few options available to you when it comes to personalizing the guest name label for the mason jar lids:
- Use my FREE (for personal use) scalloped circle SVG file and your Cricut Machine to make the perfect 2.5″ label for the top of the jar. Use white contact paper to cut out the label. The beauty of this label is that Contact paper peels off easily when the party is over and you want to use the jar for something else.
- Leave the lids as is and use a sharpie or paint pen to write the names of your guests on the lids.
- Use black chalk paint for the lid and write the names of your guests with a quality white paint pen like the fine Sharpie in white.
- Use a precut label that is no larger than 2.5″. There are some great options available on Amazon…simply search for “mason jar labels” or try the link provided above.
Next, we’re going to size and print out the AMAZING list of uses for the bandana and insert this list inside the jar. Feel free to add to or subtract from the list I’ve provided. It may take a few tries to size the list correctly…but keep in mind you can also fold the list in half. I used card stock to give the insert some weight. Cut away any excess paper with a paper cutter or an Exacto knife and straight edge.
Voila! In only a short amount of time you have created a memorable memento of your special event. I’d love to see any variations you create or think of!
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