Easy Dollar Store Christmas Jars!

Bryan's Workshop
by Bryan's Workshop
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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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!

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  • Sunny Sunny on Dec 17, 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!! 🎅😀

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  • Aiokersonalicea1 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 Erica Smith on Jan 05, 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! ;)


    Erica Smith