Cute Easter Candy Jars

4 Materials
2 Hours

These decorated mason jars for Easter are so adorable! They make a peek-through image so you can see candies stored inside. I made them out of mason jars, but I guess you could make them out of any jars.

The bright colors instantly make me dream of Spring time. Especially with the jar topped with a bird’s nest. How adorable is that?

These Easter jars are perfect to give as gifts. It can be hard to find gifts for adults for Easter, so consider this a great idea for gift giving when you fill it with Easter candies.

 **Be sure to visit my original blog post to get the free Easter egg SVG file to make these jars!**


  • Glass Jars in assorted sizes with lids
  • Free Easter Egg SVG
  • Cricut Joy
  • Smart Vinyl, Removable (in any color as it will be discarded, we used silver)
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Scissors
  • Weeding Tool (optional)
  • Chalk paint (we used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Chalk Paint in Delicate, Rejuvenate, and Lace)
  • Paintbrush
  • Twine (or ribbon or yarn)
  • Decorative bird on a nest
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
  • Sandpaper, 200 grit

Step 1:

On a blank Design Space canvas, upload the Easter Egg SVG file.

Step 2:

Measure the glass jar and resize the eggs to fit on the jars as needed. We resized the largest to 3.75” high, the medium size to 2.25” high and the smallest eggs to 1” high.

Step 3:

Select “Make It” in Design Space and choose to cut without a mat.

Set material type to Smart Vinyl, Removable.

P.S. There are more Cricut screenshots in my original blog post.

Step 4:

Follow the prompts for loading the mat into Cricut Joy and cutting the Smart Vinyl. Once the cut is complete, unload the vinyl.

Step 5:

Cut around each egg image with scissors.

Step 6:

Using a weeding tool or your fingernails, peel away the excess vinyl around the vinyl-cut images and discard.

Step 7

Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the egg.

Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape overtop of the vinyl image. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.

Peel away the backing, leaving the egg adhered to the transfer tape.

Step 8:

Place the egg and transfer tape on to the smooth side of a mason jar and press in place in the middle of the jar.

Step 9:

Carefully remove the transfer tape by pulling off slowly, leaving the vinyl egg design on the jar.

Step 10:

With a paint brush, apply paint over the surface of the smallest jar, including the vinyl eggs.

Allow to fully dry before applying a second coat of paint.

Step 11:

Once dry, pick off and peel away the vinyl egg shapes with the weeding tool or fingernails.

Step 12:

Using fine grit sandpaper, gently sand the painted jars over the edges to distress them, if you like.

To add the birds nest, apply a dab of glue to the top of the jar lid and press it down on top.

For another jar, tie a piece of twine around the neck.

You might also like my easy twine wrapped Easter egg craft!

I've got lots of mason jar craft ideas, too, including how to make lanterns, vases, and how to easily paint with chalk paint. Check them out on under the Crafts tab.

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