My most successful accomplishment, besides wrapping 14 bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts all by myself (Mr. P was watching the Knicks- because, oh yea, suddenly everyone in New York cares about basketball again) was making our table numbers.
I had a lot of lofty goals- including dying mason jars blue. After a meeting with our venue where we finalized dark blue linens and light blue napkins in addition to some blue lighting our DJ is providing, I realized clear mason jars will be just fine. They will probably look blue anyway with the lighting/candles/blue linens.
Instead I stumbled upon some $5 hemp at Wal-Mart while trolling for wrapping paper and had an epiphany. Screw the blue, use hemp instead.
If you don’t care about your mason jars being antique and vintage, I definitely recommend ordering from Wal-Mart. Ball jars are still Ball jars as far as I'm concerned. It was also the most affordable option. I had them shipped to a store by my in-laws to save more money and schlepping.
I had ordered some teeny chalkboards from factorydirectcraft.com to serve as the numbers. So, I set up my work station at the kitchen table and got to work.
You will need:
Teeny chalkboards -> Check out factorydirectcraft.com (Fast shipping, cheap prices, and tons of chalkboard options)
A hot glue gun
Hemp, twine, string, or ribbon
Easiest concept ever.
Just test our your hemp/string/ribbon’s length around the mouth of the jar before cutting it:
Slather on some hot glue:
Press the hemp down with something other than your fingers, because, um, OW!
A finished sample featuring my favorite number
All my numbers looking cute
I was really proud of myself for getting this done and off the to-do list. One less thing to think about. I am really down to just one or two crafty projects. Neither of them are stressing me out. So, 10 points for me!
Now, to just get to the rehearsal dinner & wedding playlist…