DIY Mason Candy Jars

DIY Mason Candy Jars

As far as tutorials go, this one is about as simple as they come. I'm sure you've seen similar ones floating around Pinterest, and with Valentine's Day approaching, me thinks these would make awesome and frugal gifts. Did I mention frugal??


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 (I always print a few every time I think I may possibly go in, or near one of those stores. MAJOR MONEY SAVERS), it cost about $5.00 instead.

Not too shabby!

Moving right along...


A mason or ragu jar with a lid
A candle stick holder
E-6000 Glue (works great on glass)
A paintbrush
Paint (color of your choice)
Acrylic sealant 
And a small knob. I wouldn't recommend anything fancy unless you're not going to paint it.

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.

Thanks for reading!

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Until next time.

XOXO Reese


  1. These turned out great. I think these would look cute if you wanted to do a buffet of candy at a party or something like that. :) Have you seen the ones made out of planter to look like a candy machine. Too cute! Happy Bloggiversary! :)


    1. Thanks! And yes I did see the one made out of planters. So adorable. I'll probably make one for my daughters room.

  2. These look great, and easy enough that I can probably do it. I am horrible at crafts but I will try this.

    1. Thanks, I promise it's super easy! Give it a try, you'll love them.

  3. wow that is creative :) ill try it. i have many jars xD

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  5. What a neat idea. We eat spaghetti a lot here. So, there's no shortage of Ragu jars. Will have to give this a try and see how it turns out.

  6. This is a cute and I need to try this it will add some brightness to my decor.

  7. Ohhhh now these are super cute!!!!! Love how they turned out! Thanks for sharing!


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  9. What a fun and cute project! I found you at the Keep Calm Party and I’ve become your newest follower on GFC. I’m also hosting a party this week and I would love for you to come by and share this at my party - Fluster’s Creative Muster.

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  10. Cool project.
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  12. These are very cute! I love the size! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday -

  13. These look great! Would make great frugal gifts! I found your link over at Creative Monday blog hop. New follower here and I just have to pin these!

  14. These are super cute, and I have stuff to make them now.

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  17. Great ideas! I am excited to create our own candy jars out of basic mason jars and other supplies. These would make great seasonal gifts or house warming gifts! Thanks for sharing. I also blog about crafting and the family lifestyle and if you are interested.

    Take care!
    Emily :)

  18. So cute! Reese You're always up to something clever. - great idea for teacher or neighbor, etc.


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