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Handmade Decorative Candy Jars

I'm sharing a DIY project that is super easy and uses items you probably have around your house already. These decorative candy jars can be used to hold more than just candy - they're perfect for jewelry, arts and craft supplies, coins, buttons - just about anything. They're a great hostess gift idea or something for a teacher, mail carrier or hairdresser. Fill them with your favorite candy and the recipient gets to enjoy a delicious treat and continue to enjoy the beautiful jar when finished!
Here are all the items you need to make these decorative candy jars:
• recycled glass food jars
• drawer pulls and/or fabric flowers – the drawer pulls can be found at any home supply store and the fabric flowers can be found at any arts & craft store.
• spray paint
• liquid nails
• glue gun
Here are the steps:
Remove the labels from the glass jars and clean them throughly with warm soapy water. Use a small amount of Goo-gone if the labels are not coming off easily.
Spray paint the lids in your desired color. I chose a metallic silver.
While the lids are drying, choose ribbon that coordinates with your decorative knobs and/or fabric flowers. I stuck with holiday colors since I’ll be giving these as gifts for Christmas.
Using the glue gun, adhere one edge of the ribbon to the center of the glass jar. As you wrap it around to the other edge, pull it tightly and add a small amount of glue to the center of the ribbon so it stays in place. Finish attaching the ribbon on the other end with more glue. Add as many layers of ribbons as you’d like. I think this adds a lot of nice detail to the jars.
When the lids are dry, attach the fabric flowers or knobs to the tops of the lids with Liquid Nails. Liquid Nails is a better solution for any items you put on the lids than the glue gun and they should hold nicely but the lids should be opened normally and not by these decorations. I think the fabric flowers are great for a more feminine look.
Now fill them with your favorite candy and add a pretty tag. I love the red and white striped candies with the red polka dot decorative flower!
You could have a lot of fun with the different ribbon, knob, flower and candy combinations. I hope you enjoyed my DIY decorative candy jar gift idea. Create a few of your own and you’ll be able to check so many people off your holiday list!
If you want to see more, check out my blog at http://www.grecodesigncompany.com/diy/handmade-decorative-candy-jars/

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  • Mary Beth
    Mary Beth
    on Dec 2, 2015

    I LOVE these!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Dec 3, 2015

    This is such a fantastic idea Lori! I love how you made each one different, and I know people (including me!) are always looking for ways to recycle old jars! :)

  • Smkarasz65
    on Dec 5, 2015

    So pretty !!

  • Mrsgpw2003
    Mrsgpw2003 Kilgore, TX
    on Dec 6, 2015

    Great teacher gifts....

  • Dana Corby
    Dana Corby Anderson Island, WA
    on Dec 7, 2015

    I don't usually like things made out of jars, but these are adorable!

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