DIY: Tinted Mason Jars

The mason jar companies have finally got the memo and started making colorful jar. However, being DIYers we wanted to figure out a way to replicate that look on our own. Read below to see how you can make your own tinted mason jars!


  • Mason Jars
  • Mod Podge Or Glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Stirrer


  • 5 Minutes per jar (Not including dry time)


The hardest part about this is waiting for them to dry so you can use them!


First pour Mod Podge into the mason jar.

Add food coloring into the glue. The more dye you use the darker the color will be.

Use your stirrer to totally incorporate the food coloring into the Modge Podge. Be sure to mix well because any spot left behind will dry on the jar.

Swirl the color and glue mixture around until it has totally coated the inside of the mason jar.

Flip the jar upside-down on a paper plate allowing all access glue to pool on the plate for about 30 minutes.

Then place right side up in a cookie sheet in a warm oven for 30 or so minutes. If the color is slightly pastel it means the glue is not dried completely.

After 30 minutes, time is up, handle with care as the jars will be hot.

After they have cooled they are ready for use!

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DIY: Gold Glitter Bowl

These glitter bowls would add sparkle to any table in need of some glitz. Check out below to see how balloons and glue can make an eye-catching piece.


  • Glitter
  • Balloon
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush


  • 20 Minutes (Not including drying time)


They were not difficult, but certainly messy and a bit of a pain to create.

First, you will want to pour the Mod Podge into a bowl and mix in the glitter. You will need much more glitter than glue, make that a ton of glitter. The texture shouldn’t be runny, but rather chunky from the glitter.

Inflate the balloon to as big as you would like your bowl and place in a shallow cup or bowl to keep the balloon in place.

Paint the glitter and glue mixture over the balloon. I found it easier to pour the mixture on the balloon and spread with the brush.

Let it set over night. Deflate the air from the balloon. Cut a small slit in the end of the balloon and slowly let the air out.

Flip the glitter bowl over and you’re done!

What did you do with your gold glitter bowls? Learn how to submit your projects by clicking here.



DIY: Hot Cocoa Favors

My best friend is getting married, and we threw her a winter wonderland themed bridal shower. Read below to see the instructions on these simple white chocolate hot cocoa favors I created.


  • Mason Jars
  • Hot Cocoa Mix About 65 Oz
  • 12 Oz Bag of Mini Dehydrated Marshmallows
  • Pearl Candy 5 lb Bag


  • 30 Minutes for 50 Favors


  • Super Simple

This is all about layering

Start with a layer of the white cocoa mix. Since I was using jelly mason jars I used about 1/4cup of the cocoa mix.

Top with a layer of pearl candies. I used about 2 tablespoons of these edible pearls.

















Finish with mini marshmallows.

Seal, tie with ribbon, and you’re done!

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Real Wedding: Cori + Kevin’s Rustic Central Coast Wedding

Cori and Kevin have known each other since they were 14 years old. They were neighbors, went to school together, and Cori said that while they never dated in high school, she sure had a big crush on him! When she ran into Kevin at a Fourth of July party in 2007, she didn’t let him out of her sight. They spent the entire summer together, but when fall rolled around, he moved back to San Luis Obispo. The move wasn’t enough to keep them apart, and they decided to keep things going long distance. After what Cori refers to as “six months of shenanigans”, she decided to move to be close to him. It ended up to be the best decision she ever made, and since then, they have spent eight years on the Central Coast together.

Cori said that her wedding was a dream come true, a “rustic, DIY love fest on top of a mountain.”  They got married at a privately owned venue, a barn on a hill in Prefumo Canyon with panoramic views of the city. From the ceremony site you could see Morro Rock and the Pismo dunes, with the rolling hills of San Luis right behind them.  It was a gorgeous location. 

Almost all of their vendors were close friends, so everything was personalized and customized for the couple, making the day extra special.  Friends and family supported them through the whole planning process and helped to make their day absolutely perfect.  She said it was the most special and glorious day that she could ever imagine!

Their dessert table was absolute yummy perfection! We love all of the different colors, homemade touches, and the array of options.

From the custom seating chart and multiple signs to the breathtaking backdrop and smiles on this gorgeous couple’s faces, this wedding was one for the record books!


What’s your favorite detail of this rustic barn wedding? Let us know in the comments!


Venue: Pareira Ranch, San Luis Obispo (privately owned venue) | Event Coordinator: Krysta Coleman, Golden Hour Events | Photographer: David Pascolla Photography | Makeup: Megan Duke | Hair: Brittany Tenhaeff & Kate Seargeant | Flowers: Brooke Edelman Floral Design | Caterer: Fattoush Mediterranean | Videographer: R.J. Hall | DJ: Matt Cross | Dress: Allure Romance | Shoes: Kelly and Katie | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Recipe: Cinnamon Bun Stuffed Apples

These cinnamon bun stuffed apples would make a yummy breakfast treat or a beautiful addition to any brunch spread.



  • 8 Apples
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter


  • Prep: 20 Minutes
  • Baking time: 45 Minutes


  •  8


These were very simple to make, but be sure to read the tips below to see what I learned when making these yummy treats.

Cut the top off of your apples.

Use a spoon to scrape out the insides of the apple, leaving enough flesh to not puncture the sides and bottom.

Use the melted butter to coat the inside of your apples with the brown sugar and cinnamon.

Place a cinnamon bun inside of each apple.

Put all of your apples onto a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 350°, then cover with tinfoil for another 15 minutes. Drizzle with frosting and let them cool slightly before enjoying!

*If you do not cover the cinnamon buns with tinfoil for the last 15 minutes, they will over bake and get a hard and overdone on top. Also, you really do not need to scoop out very much of the apple flesh. If you do they will split and become a pile of gooey goodness.

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DIY: Confetti Topper

These confetti toppers are so cute and easy. Turn your plain and boring dessert into a festive treat in a matter of minutes.


  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Toothpick
  • Wax Paper


  • 15 Minutes


  • These look like they could be tricky, but they are actually super simple.

We made our own confetti, but you can feel free to use store-bought glitter or confetti. To see how to make your own confetti click here. Using a hot glue gun draw out your shape of choice on the wax paper. Then, stick the toothpick into the hot glue.

Add another layer of hot glue onto the first layer and sprinkle with confetti.

Let it cool for a few minutes, then slowly pull it off of the wax paper and flip over.

Apply another layer of hot glue to this side and sprinkle with confetti.

Let cool and you’re finished!

*If you are creating small shapes you may need to trim the confetti a bit to be able to better see what your shape looks like. I trimmed around the curved edges to give our confetti toppers a more defined heart shape.

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DIY: Wine Cork Heart

Whether you are having a wedding set at a winery, or you and your fiancé are avid wine lovers, these wine cork hearts would be a great addition to your wedding decor.


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Corks


  • 5- 10 Minutes


  • As long as you can hot glue, you’ve got this!

I choose to make a heart with my corks, but perhaps you would rather make you and your partners’ initials. I tired to freehand it at first, but my inner perfectionist cringed, so that’s when I turned to the internet and printed out a shape. Once you have your template, lay the corks along the outer layer. I suggest laying the corks out before any hot glue is applied. This way you can make any appropriate adjustments if needed. I placed all wine stained corks faced down, so when I flipped the finished project over I could see their pretty colors.

After the layer is set,  go back through and use the hot clue to affix the corks to one another. I repeated this process for a second layer to give the heart more structural integrity.

How easy was that! You can purchase corks at your local craft store or collect them yourself. I mean, who doesn’t love a glass of wine… or two? Please note DIY Bride does not condone drinking and crafting 🙂

You can place your finished wine cork hearts on your gift table or hang them with ribbon lining your aisle way. The possibilities are endless! What did you create using corks for your wedding? Be sure to share with us by using @DIYBrideBlog.



DIY: Vegetable Stamped Cards

Today on the blog we are combing two things that you may not think go together, vegetables and stationary. Nature is a beautiful thing and we are putting it to use with our DIY vegetable stamped cards.


  • Blank Stationary
  • Ink Pad
  • Radicchio or Romain Lettuce Bunch


  • Minutes!


  • This is another simple and impressive DIY.

Take your radicchio or romain lettuce bunch and use a rubber band to hold the leaves together.

Slice the bottom stem off and use a paper towel to dry any moisture that may form. I left it cut side down on a paper towel for about 10 minutes.

Press on ink pad, test stamp to get off any excess ink, and press onto your stationary!

*Be sure to test stamp on plain paper before committing to your stationary! You may also test to see what side of the cut lettuce looks better when stamped, whether that be the top like I used or the stump end.

Okra stamps little flowers and celery bunches also make cute impressions. Take a walk around your produce aisle for more inspiration; we would love for you to share your veggie inspiration. Send us your photos on Instagram or Facebook, and be sure to tag @DIYBrideBlog!

DIY: Hanging Paper Heart

We absolutely love this hanging paper heart for garland. We know that this impressive DIY looks difficult, but we swear even the most beginner crafter can figure it out!


  • 3 different corresponding paper choices
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String


  • 30 Minutes


The first heart we made was less than pretty, but after that practice round they got much easier to create!

You will want to find an image of a heart online to create a template. I traced a heart into cardboard and used that as my garland stencil. Trace the template on your three different sheets of paper.

Cut out the hearts. Use the glue to connect the tops of the hearts together. It is easier to line up the hearts if you just glue the top part of the curve rather than a large area.

Once all of the tops are connected use more glue to press the sides of the heart together. Keeping the heart on one side was the easiest way to ensure the areas stayed aligned.

Glue any places that may have been missed so all areas of the heart are connected. Then use another dot of glue to affix a string to the top of the heart.

Repeat until you have enough hearts to cover fill the length of garland you need. Tie the hearts to your garland strand and you’re done!

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