DIY Mason Candy Jar// Homemade Christmas 5

DIY Mason Candy Jar// Homemade Christmas 5

IMAG0763_zpse8b6f0e6Here's another one of my favorites. I actually already have a tutorial for this one, but because I love it so much (and these would make great Christmas gifts) I decided to re-post this one in case you guys missed it the last time.

All together this project would typically cost about $12 for both jars, including the candy. However, because I already had most of the items from previous projects and I used the 40% coupons for Hobby Lobby and Micheal's, it cost about $5.00 instead.

As far as tutorials go, this one is about as simple as they come. Basically anyone can do this. Although, a word of caution, if you're doing this with a small child, be sure to keep an eye on them when they are working with the glue. If you use the E-600 glue that I used, it can get real sticky real fast.

For this project you will need

  • A Spaghetti or Mason jar (note: if your a big fan of spaghetti, just make spaghetti the night before and save the jar. Now dinner is made and you have one of the supplies for your craft)
  • A candle stick 
  • A small knob
  • Paint, color of your choice
  • Sealant


Basically the first thing you're going to want to do is get started painting the candlesticks, lid and knob. Be patient because you're going to have to apply a few coats. Once that's dry, spray it down with some acrylic sealant and let fully dry.

Next, you're going to apply the E-6000 glue to the top of the candlestick and carefully press the Mason Jar to the candlestick. Press down for a few minutes to give the glue time to start setting. I actually wound up putting a tin of oatmeal on top of the jar for about an hour just to ensure the jar didn't shift during the drying process. While that's drying, you can go ahead and glue the knobs to the lids.

Finally (my favorite part) pick out your candy, and pour it into the jar, and viola, project complete. Now you can sit back admire how adorable these jars are. Unless you plan to give them away, in which case you can head to the store to pick out the perfect candy to compliment the perfect candy jar.

If you guys decided to give this project a go, swing back by and let me know what you thought of it. Also, be sure to leave links so I can come by and check out your projects.

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!


  1. Those are really cute!! I wasn't sure what you used for the base till I read the instructions, but a candlestick looks like it works great!

  2. Thank you, thank you. I'm planning on making another set filled with ingredients for hot coco for my in laws. I just know they'll get a kick out of that ;)

  3. Cute project!! And very creative!! I need to get going on a few projects I have been wanting to do!

  4. I really want to give this a try with Maddie!!! I'll have to add this to our list, I'll let you know how it turns out for us!


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