One of the best things about our wedding if that all of my friends and family came together to bring all of my DIY wedding ideas to life. These decorated honey jars party favors were a last minute DIY after my dad, who is a beekeeper, surprised me with these mini honey jars with his own honey! He even created the cute/hilarious labels that say “Pat + Kelly, Meant to Bee” with our wedding date on them. Thanks Dad!
I racked my brain for ideas on decorating the honey jars. First, I tried covering them with burlap and tying it with twine, but it turned out to be a huge pain and didn’t really look that great. Then I considered decorating them with Washi tape, but I didn’t have a tape color that I liked.
Then my brain turned to crepe paper flowers. Paper flowers are everywhere on the interwebs and I had even purchased fancy Italian crepe paper with the intention of making giant paper flowers as wedding decorations (I abandoned this idea about 5 minutes into starting it as it was a really involved project – quitter!). I googled and pinterest-ed but couldn’t find a feasible design to do on such small jars with the materials I had on hand. I ended up creating this basic flower design
This project required all hands on deck, because even though it was simple enough, it still required cutting 300 petals out by hand. Thanks to Dad for the honey, Erica for bouncing ideas around with me, my new mother and sister-in-laws for the manpower and even Pat, who punched out all of the gold foil hearts!
Decorated Honey Jars Party Favors
Mini Honey Jars
2. Glue petals in a circle, one over the other. Let dry for about 2 minutes, then apply pressure throughout bases of petals to ensure that they lie flat. Let dry completely.
4. Glue the punched hearts into center of crepe paper flower. Let dry.
5. Gently “fluff up” petals to give your flower a bit of dimension.
See more of our wedding photos & DIYs:
DIY Hanging Twine Balls
First Look Wedding Photos, Part I
First Look Wedding Photos, Part II
Wedding Dance Party Photos
Wedding Details – Dessert Table & Table Decorations
Wedding Updo – How to Chalk Your Hair
Wedding Ceremony Pictures
Wedding Getting Ready Pictures
Vintage Drawer Pulls as Placecard Holders DIY
DIY Wedding Photobooth Setup with Printable
DIY Gilded Upcycled Plastic Cups
DIY Glitter Upcycled Silverware
DIY Honey Jar Wedding Favors
Rustic Wedding Cake Frosting Technique
Stuffed S’mores Cupcakes Recipe
DIY Glitter Swizzle Sticks
DIY Embossed Envelopes
Engagement Photos, Part I
Engagement Photos, Part II