How To Make a Candy Jar Out of a Pickle Jar

by Dell
This week I put together three gift baskets for our new neighbors. This is my first time making and delivering the baskets so I hope they like them! Most of the items were bought or donated but I wanted to add a personal touch. So, I did a quick DIY candy jar for each basket!
Love Pickle Jars!
Naturally I started with a pickle jar! These are the perfect size for so many projects and an item that most people have on hand at any given time. They are the ideal size for DIY candy jars for my baskets! And, they are free!
I started by scraping off the labels with a flat razor. You can soak them in hot soapy water but I was in a hurry. Once most of the label was removed, I ran them through the dishwasher to remove any lingering residue or smells. I washed the lids as well.
Then I spray painted the lids and old knobs with Valspar Metallic Gold spray paint (Brilliant-metal effects). Once dry I glued a knob on top of each lid with E6000 glue. (my favorite glue!)
My furry bestie, Lacey.
And here is Lacey supervising, but ready to play at a moment’s notice!
Almost ready
Next, I added Hershey’s Chocolate kisses to each jar and tied a piece of jute ribbon around the neck of each jar. I screwed a finished lid on each jar and wahlah! A cute little candy jar filled with kisses for the new neighbors! The jars are quick and easy to put together and add a personal touch to the baskets. The cost was minimal. The pickle jars, knobs, paint, and jute were items I had on hand. The only expense was a large bag of Hershey’s Kisses and one bag filled all three jars. Perfect!
Here are the candy jars in their Welcome Baskets: Cute, right?
Finally, all wrapped up and ready for the new neighbors. So...what do you think?!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Christy Roppel Christy Roppel on Aug 22, 2016
    Love the jars but have a question: I've seen others like these and wonder if people try to pull the top (by the glued on knob) rather than unscrew !

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  • Laura Nilo Laura Nilo on Sep 21, 2016
    This is a pickle jar filled w shredded bills lol, jk, then I glue sprayed the "class of 2016" in black construction paper to the jar. I then put a "superstar" stick inside the jar! Everyone liked them so of course they got to take them home!

  • Meme2013 Meme2013 on Nov 03, 2016
    What a great idea! We all want to be your neighbor! You're very thoughtful :)

    • Dell Dell on Mar 15, 2017
      Thank you so much Meme! You are so nice!