DIY has never been easier (or cuter!) with the “UP” inspired Honeymoon jar.
One of my favorite people on this planet is getting married in August, and I’m fortunate enough to get to stand up there with her while she takes her vows.
She’s a huge Disney fan, but it goes even deeper than most people’s love of churros and taking photos in mouse ears— Disneyland has been a safe haven for her since she was very young, and it holds a special place in her heart. So naturally, she wanted to find ways to gently nod to her love of all things Walt, without her wedding being something straight out of fantasyland.
She came up with the idea to do an “UP” inspired honeymoon jar, and wanted to recreate Carl and Ellie’s Paradise Falls jar, which is basically the cutest idea ever. So, I practically begged her to let me do it for her, and she said yes.
First thing was to find the jar— so much harder than I anticipated. Seriously, they do not make that exact style jar anymore. After searching everywhere, I finally found one at Michaels that wasn’t exact, but good enough for this remake.
Next step was to write “Paradise Falls”. Okay— if you’re thinking I’m ridiculous for writing an entire blog post tutorial for this simple craft, I don’t blame you. And if I had just slapped a handwritten piece of paper on a jug then I would agree with you. But I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and so it was really important to me that I was able to recreate the jar as close to the original as possible.
I quickly found out that nobody else on the internet had cracked the code on how to get the perfect “Paradise Falls” font either, so I got creative.
I pulled up an image of the jar from a still frame shot and downloaded it to my computer. From there, I opened it in my Adobe Illustrator, and blew it up to the size I needed. Then I turned the brightness on my computer up, placed my card stock over the screen, and traced the wording carefully. After, I went over the tracing with a fine marker.
I then went back and traced the size of the “paper” of the piece of paper on the picture, so that mine would be scaled correctly. From there, I simply cut it out and BAM! DIY goodness.
I was insanely pumped to cross this project off of my list of things to do, but I could not for the life of me find any freezer tape— which is the only tape that would do for this. So, I bugged Derek until he decided to let us run over to Michaels and grab some. I cut off four pieces and sized them down, and then I used a glue stick to give them an extra hold on the jar.
And there you have it! It was the most complicated, easy craft of my life and I love it so much. Total cost: Under $15 for the perfect honeymoon wedding jar!