August 30

DIY Mason Jar Wedding Favors

If you saw our post on DIY mason jar centerpieces, you’ll know that we absolutely love using mason jars or ball jars for DIY projects because in addition to being stylish and affordable, they provide the perfect blank canvas for personalization. Whatever you decide to fill them with, you can easily personalize your jars with simple touches like gift tag stickers and ribbons.

How would you personalize yours? Use these charming DIY favor crafts as your inspiration!


  • Mason jars
  • Homemade jam
  • Dry ingredients for the cookies, brownies or other baked treats of your choice
  • Ribbon
  • Matching gift tag stickers (we used our Petite Leaf adhesive gift tags in both Hunter Green and Pumpkin)

Jam-Filled Mason Jar Favors

Step One: Prepare Jam & Fill Jars

If you don’t have a cherished family recipe, now is your chance to create one. Search around for a classic recipe you like, or mix things up with fun new flavors. We love this raspberry nectarine jam recipe we found on Simple Bites, for instance.

Once you prepare the jam and let it cool, fill as many jars as you need and attach gift tag stickers to each one.

Step Two: Add Ribbon

We used a hot glue gun to secure the thick ribbon around the outside of the jars’ lids to finish the project. It couldn’t be more simple than that!

DIY Cookie Jar Favors

Step One: Layer in Ingredients

We used a recipe for walnut chocolate chip cookies and combined all of the white ingredients together, then layered in the ingredients one at a time. As you add in the layers, make sure to get the sharpest contrast possible out of your ingredients. We separated the brown sugar and similarly colored walnuts with chocolate chips, for instance, to get a prettier arrangement.

Step Two: Add Ribbon

Pick a ribbon that matches your color scheme and tie it tightly around the outside of the jar lid. You can add a dot of hot glue to secure the ribbon in place if you’re afraid your bow will slip.

Step Three: Attach Gift Tag Sticker

As a final finishing touch, place a gift tag sticker on the front of the jar. You can personalize the stickers with your name, or with a special note like “Sweet Dreams!” or “A Sweet Gift for Later.”

Step Four: Enjoy!

That’s really all it takes to create these fun and easy DIY party favors.

Did you try out this DIY project at home? Send photos to and we’ll be happy to feature your handiwork!


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About Katie

Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

8 thoughts on “DIY Mason Jar Wedding Favors

  1. J

    Was just wondering – where did you buy the mason jars, and how many ounces do they hold? They are the perfect size for my event!

  2. R&G

    We’re doing a fall wedding and this goes perfectly with our theme. we’re going to mix it up and give the option of either cookies or hot coco mix :).

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