Save money by making your own favors. This tutorial makes it easy! Your guests will love these cute Italian Bread Dip Spice Jars!
Today I’m excited to show you how I made the favors for our wedding! I did a lot of DIY projects with my mom, my aunts and my bridesmaids to save money on everything for the wedding. It also added a personal touch!
I decided to make these Italian Bread Dip Spice Jars because Andrew and I both love to cook and entertain. It definitely reflected that about us!
You Will Need
10ml Glass Vials with Corks
Wooden Spoons (We punched holes in ours using a Crop-a-dile)
Labels (I made mine using a Cricut)
Spices (Oregano, Basil, Parsley, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Sea Salt. I bought mine at Sam’s Club)
Step 1 – Wash the Vials
Several days before you put the spice jars together, wash the vials. I did this by hand in the kitchen sink. Be very careful as the vials are fragile! I set them to dry on a towel for a couple days to make sure they were completely dry. You don’t want any water in the vials when you fill and seal them.
Step 2 – Make the Labels
My aunt helped me with a lot of DIY projects using her Cricut. We went in Cricut Explore and designed two different labels, one with “Italian Bread Dip” and the other with the directions, “mix with 1/4 cup olive oil.”
If you don’t have a Cricut, you could buy labels from Michaels or another craft store and write the instructions by hand.
Step 3 – Mix the Spices
Next, mix the spices in a large bowl to create the Italian Bread Dip. I used equal parts basil and oregano, half the amount for the parsley, garlic powder, black pepper and sea salt.
The nice thing about making this mixture is that it’s hard to mess it up! But to be sure, you can test it by pouring some into a small bowl of olive oil.
Step 4 – Assemble the Spice Jars
This is the part where you will want to get your bridesmaids together to help you! We divided the tasks into an assembly line which made assembling everything much faster!
For each vial, use a funnel to fill with the spice mixture. Seal with the cork. Thread your two labels and wooden spoon onto the baker’s twine and tie around the neck of the vial.