13 Apr

Guest Blogger: Truly Smitten, DIY rosemary-honey jars

categories DIY Wedding, Guest Blogger


Today, I’d like to share with you a fun + tasty DIY project that guests will LOVE. I did something similar to this for a summer wedding last year and it was a huge hit!


Here is what you’ll need:
– small jars with attached lid
– cotton twill ribbon or any 1/2″ thick ribbon
– cheese cloth
– adhesive paper sheet
– 1.5″ scallop or round puncher
– hot glue gun or double sided tape
– honey
– sprigs or rosemary


Make sure the jars are cleaned and dryed. Wrap the cotton ribbon around and secure the overlapped ends with glue or tape.

Print your design on to an adhesive sheet and use the round or scallop puncher to punch out your labels. Attach the sticker label to the center of the jar and ribbon.


Trim the rosemary sprigs so that it fits into the jar. Pour the honey inside and be sure to leave a little bit of room at the top.

Cut out a small double layered square of cheesecloth. Lay it over the mouth of the jar, then close the lid. Cleanly trim off any access cloth. And voila, you are done!

xo, Sarah

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  1. these are adorable!

  2. I love this idea! Thank you. I was wondering if there are other herbs or spices that might be a good idea to combine with honey. Like mint perhaps?

    Thanks again.

  3. Cute! Will the cheesecloth get sticky from the honey ?

  4. Candace – any herbs work…you can add a vanilla bean stalk for vanilla infused honey, lemon or orange zest, sprigs of mint, etc..

    Christina – As long as you don’t fill the honey all the way to the top, the cheesecloth won’t get sticky. I haven’t had any issues with that.

  5. These are adorable! Are there any good online sources for these swing-top jars?

  6. I love this idea… so cute and useful… anyone would love it!

  7. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great idea. I see so many things for jam but this rosemary and honey combo has me in love! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love this idea! So simple and pretty!! Thx for sharing!!

  10. These are so fun, cute and useful! Thank you for sharing, now I’m going to share this with my clients.

  11. Where did you find those jars??? Those are adorable!

  12. Jessica – got these jars for really cheap at Hobby Lobby =)

  13. rosemary and honey – nice combo and the jars are so cute!

  14. such a cute project and so easy.

  15. So awesome….what a great gift idea, and something a little different, especially with the rosemary added. It is such a nice look!! And i’ll bet very tasty too!

  16. great DIY. I’m doing home made jam as gifts, but I would love to try this. maybe I’ll alternate the seats with jam and honey.

  17. I love mason jars! I think I want my bridal shower designed around mason jars. These look awesome! Thank you for sharing.

  18. So cute! Any idea where can I buy large quantities of honey?? Would take a lot of little honey bears to fill all those…..

  19. I’m sure you can get gallon jugs of honey at Costco, Sam’s Club or any other warehouse/bulk food store. If you are looking for a source for the jars, I had best luck searching for “mini hermetic jars.” Here is a link to a store that sells a bulk quantity of 72 jars for $87: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/airtightjars.html .

  20. What a lovely gift and wonderful idea!
    Could you please let me know where I can find the adhesive paper sheets?

  21. Great idea and looks adorable. Do you know if edible flowers can be used for this as well? Which ones would be best?

  22. These are adorable!

  23. i like it hope my wedding is nice!http://www.arfblog001.com

  24. Great project, thanks for sharing! What I didn´t understand was: do you use the cheesecloth for decorative purposes or does it have some practical purpose as well?

  25. I love the idea though, and they look cute as heck. I’d consider doing them except my S.O. is not a fan of honey.
    Teresa – that was my question as well! :)

  26. Thank you so much for the idea!
    To add to Teresa’s comment, I am probably going to fill some of the jars with honey, but others with chocolate. You could probably also do candy…

    I just came across jars from here:

    (i couldn’t resist the opportunity to include chocolate, haha)

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