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Mason Jar Drink cups {Guest Post}

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Hi there! I'm so thrilled to be guest posting today on Skip to My Lou!

My name is Ginger, I blog over at Ginger Snap Crafts.

You can also connect with me at these fun places.

I love being creative, and it seems like I'm always in the middle of a project.

I've been blogging for almost a year & a half.

Over that time I have shared 100+ of my cute & easy projects.

I love having my own little place to share my ideas.

It is really a creative outlet for me, & I love it!

I have a wonderful hubby, and I'm also a mom to 5 kiddos.

About two weeks ago I had some special visitors come to my house!

My mom drove up with 4 of my nieces & nephews

while my hubby & oldest son spent the week at Scout Camp

which meant we had 8 kiddos in the house all.week.long!

It was crazy, a little wild & a whole lot of fun!

Since it’s been awhile since we’ve had that

many of the cousins together we

declared the whole week~ Cousin Camp!!!

I've been sharing some of the fun things we did

& how we keep organized over on my blog.

{You can check out the rest of the Cousin Camp post here.}

With 8 kiddos in the house I knew that we needed to keep

the dishwashing & spills to a minimum {so we could play longer!}.

I saw this idea & knew I had to try it out!

These mason jar drink cups did the job perfectly.

They were a huge success {& soooo easy & CHEAP to make}!

You’ll need:
WIDE MOUTH mason jars, WIDE MOUTH plastic storage caps

{I bought both of these at Walmart in the canning section.}

chalkboard labels & paper straws

I found these cute paper straws on etsy,

& I just found out you can buy paper straws at Sweet, too.

I cut the chalkboard labels with my Silhouette.

To make these first I had the hubby drill a hole in the lid.
{Be careful…we did have one lid crack! Oops!}

Then we used a box cutter to trim off any loose plastic.

Then I applied the chalkboard labels.

Then I added the straws & wrote on the names.

Soooo cute & easy! Love how they turned out.

UPDATE: After the first day we got tired of rewriting their names with chalk,

so I did end up just cutting everyone's name with vinyl. :)

It worked great! I ran these through my dishwasher with no problems.

So for birthday parties I think chalk would be great

but long term use…vinyl is the way to go. :)

I would love for YOU to stop by my blog.

You can check out all of my cute & easy tutorials like these:

block Nativity ~ burlap wreath ~ cute & easy dress

I would LOVE to connect with you, too!




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