DIY Chalkboard Lid Mason Jars

I am always looking for new ways to help guests identify their drinks at parties and since chalkboard paint and mason jars tend to be a growing trend right now, why not put them together? It only takes two steps!

Materials Needed

  • Mason Jars (I bought 12 for $6.99 at Walmart)
  • Drill and 1/4 inch drill bit
  • Chalkboard Paint or Spray Paint
  • Straws
  • Chalk

If you already know how to work a drill, this project is super simple. First, you are going to drill a hole into the middle of the top of your mason jar lid using your 1/4 inch drill bit. Please say hello to my hottie assistant (and hubby), Mr. Rampy.

 No worries about scratch marks, the paint will cover those right up!
Step Two: Paint the lid.

I had chalkboard paint on hand already so I painted my lids but I highly recommend using chalkboard spray paint for this project. It will be much easier and less time consuming. Also, wait at least 24 hours to let the paint dry before writing on the lid.

Stick a colorful straw in and you’re ready to go! These would be great for weddings, dinner parties, showers, birthday parties, anniversary parties, etc. Enjoy!

DIY Glittered Signs

If you’re looking for a simple yet satisfying project this weekend look not more! These DIY Glittered Wire Signs by Oh Happy Day would be a lovely touch for a bride or groom’s chair at the reception and they are easy to make!

These could also be used for the guest of honor’s chair at a bridal/baby shower or for a dinner party. Head over to Oh Happy Day for the full tutorial and have a happy weekend!!!

DIY Fancy Clothespins

For Jayde’s Baby Shower I made decorative clothespins to hang the onesies the hostesses made. I am confident I’m not the first person to ever do this but today I am going to share with you how I did it.

Materials Needed:

Clothespins
Spraypaint
Mod Podge
Scrapbook paper
Sandpaper (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Spray paint your clothespins the color you would like them. I spray painted my clothespins to be a copper/champagne color to match the scrapbook paper I had picked.
  2. Use a dry clothespin to start tracing on your scrapbook paper. If you want to multitask you can set aside one clothespin sans spray paint to trace while the rest of the clothespins are drying.
  3. Cut out your traced clothespin.
  4. Once your clothespins have completely dried, spread Mod Podge on one side of the clothespin and stick your scrapbook paper to the clothespin. Let it dry and then spread more Mod Podge on top of the paper.
  5. This step is optional. If you have excess scrapbook paper on the sides of your clothespins you can shave it off with sandpaper.

Decorated clothespins can be used to hang onesies at a baby shower, lingerie at a Bachelorette Party or shower, food menu cards, the possibilities are endless. In fact, I used the same clothespins from Jayde’s shower to hang my Christmas Cards last December:

Also, I recently saw these fancy clothespins used for gift wrapping and to hang pictures:

View the full tutorial for these flower clothespins at Creature Comforts.

DIY Lace Pottery

I saw this DIY for lace pottery on Urban Comfort and can’t wait to try it myself. In fact, I wish I’d have come across it before I decorated for the Lace Bridal Shower I did a few weekends ago. My mom bought me an expensive lace bowl on Etsy for Christmas this year. It actually wouldn’t have been that expensive except she thought she was buying a set of six and realized she was only buying one when the bowl arrived. After seeing this tutorial, I plan to decoupage lace to an assortment of white bowls to coordinate with the one I already have. Thanks for idea Urban Comfort!