Our Elephantshoe "Happily Ever After Jar"

Last week Thursday we had the privilege of having another one of our DIY projects featured over on theprettyblog. Today I'm sharing it here on our Ellieshoe blog incase you missed it. 

In this year, 2 lovely ladies in my life will be getting married, my brothers fiancé Megan and my close friend Melissa. (How wonderful!) I have the special honour of being a bridesmaid at both of these significant occasions which has had me brainstorming cute and unique ideas to spoil these bride to be's.

Maybe you find you're in a similarly position, perhaps you are the mother of the bride, or you're a guest at a wedding coming up? This free printable is definitely for you.

Our Elephantshoe "Happily Ever After Jar" is a large Consol Jar filled with 15 days of marriage advice cards, 1 for each of the 15 days leading up to the BIG day. The messages are designed to be small reminders to the bride of the real reason behind her wedding day, to help her take her mind off of all the planning, the stresses, the details and have a moment in the day where she can focus on her future marriage and life after the dress. 

What I love most about the jar is you can place extra special spoils in the jar along with the messages like coffee vouchers, spa pampers, earrings and nail polish to personalise your gift. In a way it is like a bridal advent calendar. 

DIRECTIONS : 

  1. Download your "Happily Ever After Jar"
  2. Print pages 2-7 of the downloaded document onto a white A4 card stock. 
  3. Cut out the happiness cards and the labels using a craft knife and ruler or a pair of scissors. 
  4. Fold the happiness cards in half, punch through the end of both sides of the folded card with a single hole punch. Thread through twine or ribbon closing the two sides together and make a small bow. 
  5. Add additional small special spoils to the jar for the bride to be, e.g. coffee voucher, earrings, nail polish.
  6. Place all 15 happiness cards in a large Consol mason jar and screw on the lid. 
  7. Using spray glue, apply glue to the back of one of the circular labels and stick this to the top of the jar lid.
  8. Punch the name label in the centre of the grey spot and thread through your choice of  twine or ribbon, write the bride to be’s name and attach this label to the neck of the jar.
  9. Lastly apply double sided tape to the little handmade label and stick this over the lid and the neck of the glass jar. 

Purchase the TWINE featured here from our Elephantshoe shoppe.

 Recycle a jar you already have in your cupboard. Use our blank name tags to address your jar.

Recycle a jar you already have in your cupboard. Use our blank name tags to address your jar.

 Tie your marriage advice cards up like small parcels with twine and pop them into the jar. This way the bride to be won't see all the messages at once,

Tie your marriage advice cards up like small parcels with twine and pop them into the jar. This way the bride to be won't see all the messages at once,

This jar of happiness will show how much you care and it is simple and easy to put together. I hope that it inspires you to create and be creative.

All the gorgeous photos in this post are taken by Andre from Blackframe Photography. 

Happy Ever After

Love Sam from the Elephantshoe Factory