Easy Dollar Store Christmas Jars!

6 Materials
$7
2 Days
Easy

We throw a 'Christmas Cake Party' every year and give out a candy jar as a gift. This post is how we made dollar store mug jars look like one hundred billion dollar store mug jars....yikes, that was a lame intro!

easy dollar store christmas jars

These are finished small embossed mug jars we bought at the dollar store.

easy dollar store christmas jars

First you'll tape off the threads, so you can screw the lid on. You don't want to paint this part.

easy dollar store christmas jars

Next you'll use Annie Sloan paint!

I know, I know! Annie Sloan Paint is expensive and you can make your own chalk paint. Please share your chalk paint recipes in the comments! I love DIY chalk paint, but my super-awesome-lovely-perfect wife Mariko doesn't. She's been hypnotized by Annie Salon products!


Anywho, Annie Sloan paint is awesome and easy to use. You don't need to prime the glass first either! Just paint away.


We used Annie Sloan original for the jars and Annie Sloan Primer Red for the lids.


The jars and the lids needed three coats of paint.

easy dollar store christmas jars

Next, you'll sand over the embossment like a boss...Ba Dum Tsss!

easy dollar store christmas jars

It's the cover picture again! These are the finished jars (again) with some swag wrapped around under the lid. We found that fresh looking swag decor in the dollar store too around the fake flowers area.

easy dollar store christmas jars

The last step is to fill the jars up with candy! Hooray!


These make awesome gifts and we even made a bunch of extras to display.

easy dollar store christmas jars

Christmas cake party time y'all! These were mostly made by children!

easy dollar store christmas jars
easy dollar store christmas jars
easy dollar store christmas jars

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!


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1 question
  • Sunny
    on Dec 18, 2018

    Love the jars, but my question is, what are the goodies in the last pic on the top? Do you have the recipe? They sure look yummy!! Merry Christmas!! 🎅😀

    • Sunny
      on Dec 19, 2018

      Thank you!!! Sounds as yummy as it looks!

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  • Aiokersonalicea1
    on Dec 16, 2018

    You did a wonderful and creative idea.

    They are wonderful and versatile. You could even put homemade cocoa mix in it.

    Like another comment I would love to have the recipes to some of those goodies. I love trying new recipes especially for stuff like this.

  • Erica Smith
    on Jan 6, 2019

    Love the jars. They finished up perfectly! Looks so yummy! The kids did a great job make all those yummy looking desserts! I'm gonna try your recipe....TFS!!! Those little choc cake balls made my mouth water! Your house and cake party....I'm in!!!! Lol I'm hosting a Winter party soon just because its do dreary btwn Christmas and Valentine's. So You gave me the perfect gift to present and a theme..... who wouldn't want to be at a cake party? Hmmmm guess we will see! ;)

    Blessings,

    Erica Smith

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