Weddings make me snacky. Do they do that to you too? I think it’s because they can be such long days… the drive there, the ceremony, the reception, the drive home, etc. Give your guests a practical, personal, and snack-worthy favor that they can enjoy – enter the DIY Mason Jar Trail Mix Favors. Use only your favorite ingredients, assemble up to one-month ahead of time, use our free printable labels or personalize your own… it’s just all so good. FYI: edible wedding favors that are actually delicious are always a hit. The most interesting part of this project are the labels, you’ll never guess what they are made from!

Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!
Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!
Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!
Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!

SUPPLIES:

  • 8oz Ball, Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars
  • Trail Mix Ingredients
  • Metal Ruler + Craft Knife + Cutting Mat (or paper trimmer, or scissors)
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 cup, measuring cup
  • Regular Printer Paper
  • My free design downloads at the end of the post!
Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!

Print + Cut Your Labels

Download my “Life is Salty, but Love is Sweet” labels at the end of the post and print onto regular old, white printer paper – the thin stuff. Trim each 4″ square label, there are four on a sheet. Here I am using a craft knife, metal ruler and cutting mat to perfectly trim my labels – I love the precision of this technique. But feel free to use a paper trimmer or even scissors – totally your call.

Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!

Trail Mix Ingredients

You have a lot of options when it comes to trail mix ingredients. For a wedding favor, I think you should only choose to include you and your fianc├ęs favorite snacks. The more ingredients the better, but to start you should include at least 5 items. Think about candies, dried fruits, cereal, nuts and pretzels. Pretzels are great because everyone loves them and they take up a lot of space = cheaper, lol. You could also include colored candies to match your theme.

Ingredients for DIY mason jar trail mix wedding favors!

Fill Your Jars

These 8oz. jelly jars take right under 1 cup of mix. I wish I could tell you an exact weight as that would be easier to calculate supplies, but everyones trail mix will be a different weight.

Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!
Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!
Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!

Lids + Labels

  1. Add the lid to the top of your jar
  2. Cover the lid with a paper label and center as best you can
  3. Screw the band onto the jar, over the paper

I absolutely LOVE how this looks and works! No joke, the paper is perfect and doesn’t inhibit the band from screwing on at all. The label looks cool and campy – perfect for your rustic event! I am recommending that you assemble these up to four weeks before your event, as the seal of the jar will keep your snacks fresh – although closer is always better. Store them in a cool place, away from sun and heat.

Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!

My free labels are designed to work with all mason jars that have the 2.5″ jar mouth.

Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!
Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!

I created aqua, red, blue and orange label options for you… but if these don’t work for your theme – get creative and design your own labels at 4″ square!

Awesome DIY idea for mason jar trail mix wedding favors!

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Something Turquoise Photography for SomethingTurquoise.com // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // 8oz Ball Jelly Jars: Amazon // Metal Ruler: Amazon // Craft Knife courtesy of: Fiskars // Cutting Mat: Amazon // Snacks: Target // Font used: Steelheart // nail polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme


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