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A silly wedding card project advice

HarryPotterFan

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Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve visited this blog. I need to do that more. One of my best friends is getting married next month, and I’m excited I get to be a bridesmaid. I realized when she gets married her initials will be PBJ (is it safe to give that information out? Lol). So I’m making her a wedding card with her and her fiancé as PB&J jars. I also lost the real card I got her. Whoops.

Advice Time. I got these mason jar stickers in the scrapbook section at a craft store. I plan on having the top and bottom L jars be my friend and her fiancé (I wanted the jars to be the same size). The purple one had a pom on it, like the top R one, which I cut off. It left behind glue and a dent. If I can’t get the glue off and the dent is bad, should I use googly eyes or draw eyes on the pink jar (bottom R)? That would make him strawberry jelly, which could work. But then I started thinking about how gendered pink is.

Here are the jars:

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Mock up of how the purple jar would look with googly eyes:

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I also got a little veil sticker for the jar of my friend, but the jar would cover most of it.

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Or I could try and put part of the veil on top (since it’s two little layers, though the bottom one is more narrow and would be covered). This photo doesn’t do a great job of showing how that would look.

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There is also a sticker wedding dress, that has the same material as the veil on it, and I could play with that. 

Any advice? I know this idea doesn’t exactly go with fancy weddings, but I know my friend would enjoy it. I also bought some cat stickers because why not, and I could put one on inside or on the back to represent their cat (who is the same breed as my cats, grey tabby). But parting with such an adorable sticker will be hard

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I will share photos of the completed project.

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Jellybean

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That’s such a great idea! We kept all our wedding cards, but there was only one that made it into a frame. We still have it proudly out on display, more than 6 years after the wedding. Your card would definitely be a strong contender for that spot if it were for me!

I like the second veil option better, with part of the veil over the jar.

No particular opinion about the googly eyes, though I do like them as a general rule. If you’re doing a veil for the bride-jar, could the groom-jar have a tie/bow tie/cravat and maybe a top hat or yarmulke or something (if the groom is planning to wear any kind of head covering)?

Again, I think it’s a wonderful idea, and I’m sure your friend will love the time and thought and care that went into it, at least as much as the card itself. 

ETA: I have medical ‘sticky stuff’ remover wipes that would clean up that sticker in no time. They’re called ‘Zoff remover wipes’ if you want to look on amazon or in your local pharmacy, or ask any medical friends nicely if they have a spare wipe or two...

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HarryPotterFan

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Thanks, @Jellybean! I hope this ends up on display! I plan on putting a bow tie on the groom jar. I was going to just paint that on, but I could get stickers. I also was going to paint gold labels on the jars, but I don’t have the gold acrylic paint I thought I had. D’oh! So possibly another craft store trip. This is why should have said “screw it” to my bank account and bought everything I could ever need or desire instead of being responsible. 

I don’t think the groom is wearing any sort of head covering. But my friend would get a good laugh if his jar was wearing a top hat. Hmm...

Thanks for the wipes idea as well! Both my parents are doctors so I can ask them. I have some alcohol wipes, so I’ll ask them if that doesn’t work.

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HarryPotterFan

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The craft store is near my office but I don’t trust myself to go during my lunch break since craft stores are black holes that suck you in and make you lose all sense of time. And going after work would be hard since the highway isn’t fun to try to get places during rush hour. Hm....

Apparently I gave my gold paint to my brother, and he has it with him in another state. He also has the glue gun, and I can’t find the one my dad has (so maybe my brother took one and thought we had another but we didn’t?)

My parents reminded me we have a giant thing of glitter when I asked them about a glue gun. No, I have that to Tyson Ritter (of the All-American Rejects) when he went through a glitter phase and I got to meet him.

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Jellybean

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I couldn’t be trusted to go to a craft store in my lunch break either (unless I set several alarms on my phone, perhaps) and thankfully I don’t live with anyone that might steal my craft supplies (rage towards such people).

I wish I lived closer so I could lend you supplies!

Be very careful with alcohol wipes. They sometimes damage the surface of things/leave nasty residues. 

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HarryPotterFan

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Good point about alcohol wipes, @Jellybean. I managed to escape Michael’s again without buying an excessive amount of things. I also texted a friend the entire time about everything that caught my fancy. I got a pink glue gun to prevent my brother from stealing it.

I must be insane for going there 3 times in about a week. I was tempted to just say, “screw it” and buy everything I could possibly want or need to avoid going back anytime soon. But since acrylic paint runs $10-13 a pop and good paint brushes are a few dollars a piece, a pack of markers can be like $50, and clay and sculpting materials add up...basically decided I like having money in my bank account I decided not to go nuts. I was tempted to buy myself something nice as an award for my self-restraint.

I also discovered there is an inordinate amount of projects with the poop emoji on it. It’s everywhere.

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clueliss

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The pink glue gun might just do the trick.  I once bought my mother a powder blue tool kit for the house.  Because my stepfather kept walking off with the hammer, screw driver, plyers, etc that she kept in the kitchen to fix things in the house.  (The man had a whole shed full of tools)

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HarryPotterFan

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10 hours ago, clueliss said:

The pink glue gun might just do the trick.  I once bought my mother a powder blue tool kit for the house.  Because my stepfather kept walking off with the hammer, screw driver, plyers, etc that she kept in the kitchen to fix things in the house.  (The man had a whole shed full of tools)

One of my friends has a pink tool kit, lol. Maybe pink/“girly colored” tools and such weren’t invented because that’s what women want, but because women were sick of men stealing their stuff.

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Bethella

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On 2/22/2018 at 10:03 PM, HarryPotterFan said:

One of my friends has a pink tool kit, lol. Maybe pink/“girly colored” tools and such weren’t invented because that’s what women want, but because women were sick of men stealing their stuff.

My mom and I both mark our tools with our initials using nail polish (bright red for her and bubble gum pink for me). I keep the bottle in my tool box. It cuts down on the stealing and prevents arguments when we go to reclaim stuff.

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HarryPotterFan

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I plan on posting the finished card in a new post, but here are the decorated jars. The veil sticker set includes heels, which I could add, but then her husband jar would need shoes. Ugh. I’m not going back to Michaels. 

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Jellybean

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They look amazing! I hope you’re really, really proud of yourself - I can’t wait to see the finished card!

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HarryPotterFan

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Thanks, @Jellybean!! Now I have to figure out what I’m writing inside the card! I feel so much pressure since I’ve been friends with the bride for so many years. I’m trying to decide if the front is done now (when it is I’ll do a new post so people don’t have to dig through this thread). I think I glued the jars up too high on the card so there’s lots of blank space on the bottom.

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Jellybean

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Blank space is good. 

I think it’s lovely, and I’m sure your time and care and attention will be valued by bride and groom. 

You rock!

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Link to the post with the completed card, which I haven’t changed since posting: 

 

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