Our cousin, Becka, is getting married in June. Emily, our Mom and I were recruited to help with decorations, favors and games for the shower. Of course, Emily and I headed straight to Pinterest for inspiration. We wanted to find something that would provide double duty (both as decoration and favors for guests) and that would be easy to transport from Milwaukee to Minnesota for the shower.
We decided that some variation on the mason jar decorated vases would be best. Mom and I could decorate them here in Milwaukee, and then drive them to Minnesota where Emily would pick up flowers for them. Here are some photos we used for inspiration:
- Glass jars of varying sizes (mason jars and other food jars work well)
- Hot glue gun & extra glue sticks
- Roll of burlap
- Lace and ribbons of varying sizes/colors
- Beads, rosettes and other small items
- Fresh cut flowers
Luckily, Mom had a bunch of jars of varying sizes already, so we didn’t have to find any! We headed to Michael’s with some coupons and scoured the shelves for items that would work with Becka’s rustic theme and her color story of bright pink, yellow and orange. We got home and plugged in the hot glue gun. First step was gluing down the burlap.
Then we added ribbons, rosettes, pearls and lace. The morning of the shower, we arranged the flowers and packed them up for the shower! I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. The little crocheted doilies underneath the arrangements were just $1 at Michaels, and were perfect for the clusters of vases! I love that they were varied in size – it offered some nice dimension for the floral arrangements.