We’ll start out here with the blatant truth: I’m not a craft person. Until about a year ago, I didn’t even cook. I can’t sew a button, knit a square, or crochet my way out of a doily shaped bag. Nada. So, why I decided it would be a great idea to make stuff for my wedding, I have no idea. Maybe it was the same impulse that drove me to sign up for Match.com where I met my husband-to-be. If so, it’s an awesome impulse.
Our wedding is a low-key, baseball-themed affair in his parents’ backyard. Just like I’m not a craft person, I’m also not a big gala person. I don’t need a dress that’s going to hang in my closet forever – I’d rather have a new custom Cubs jersey. But – that’s just me, the dress route is awesome for other people. Our favors for the wedding, rather than the obligatory bride and groom bubbles, will be peanuts, Cracker Jacks, cotton candy, and Big League Chew gum. For which, I made a few things.
It started with an innocuous trip to JoAnn’s with my sister while she was visiting in July. They’d gotten me Cubs fabric from Chicago, and I was going to pick up Braves fabric. I had no idea, at that point, what the Hell I was going to do with said fabric since I can’t sew (see litany of shortcomings above). While we were there, I saw these unfinished crates and thought they’d be cool to put the peanuts and such in. I could just paint them, right?
Okay, now they’re painted. But, they still look kinda bland. I should put something on them so that people know what’s in them right? My sister also brought Mason jars with her, so I thought – ooh, theme – and grabbed Mason jar-shaped wood pieces which turned into the letters for the signs on the crates.
So, now what to do with the actual Mason jars? Hmmmm… People use them as vases, right? That’s a thing? And I have all this fabric. I cut the fabric into big circles and wrapped it around the jars, securing it with twine. Rustic and baseball themed – SCORE! Then, I cut the fabric into little circles and put them around the other half of the jars – silverware holders. Cool.
Want to see what the non-crafter came up with for crafts? Who knew it was possible?