Halloween is right around the corner, so I have just enough time to share this last-minute Halloween idea with you. If you’re looking for a really, quick, and festive treat for your neighbors, teachers or co-workers, check out these Candy-Corn-Inspired Treat Jars. They can be pulled together super quickly and with just a few supplies, so you really do have time to pull these off – promise!
After seeing a bunch of neat up-cycling projects on the web lately, I’ve taken to saving a lot of our glass jars from things like salsa, jelly, tomato sauce etc. Our Smucker’s Jelly Jars were just the right size for this project!
After giving the jars and lids a good washing (inside and out), I gave the lids a few light coats of silver spray paint. While the lids dried, a soak in warm water and dish soap took the labels right off the jars. A little scrubbing took care of the sticker residue!
I then grabbed a bunch of the Candy Corn White Chocolate M&Ms from Walmart and separated them out by color (with clean hands!).
I found that each bag had different ratios of the three colors, but the yellow was ALWAYS in short supply. To fill three jars, I used ALL the yellows from three bags worth of candy, and had some orange and white leftover.
The next step is pretty easy: fill the jars with the layers of colored candies and screw the lids on tight.
Next, I gathered a few supplies from my craft stash to fancy up the jars. I printed some simple little Trick-or-Treat tags on the computer and layered them with orange and yellow cardstock. I didn’t use any fancy punches or dies for the tag shape – just scissors and a good eye! The little wooden tags with the letters on them are from an old project – I’m pretty sure I bought them at Michaels for just a few dollars. We were making these as teachers’ gifts, so I picked the first letter of each of their last names for the tags. I gave the edges of the wooden tags some color with an orange marker. Lastly, I pulled out some orange and white twine to pull everything together!
I started by wrapping the twine a few times below the screw-top portion of the jar. This way, the twine can be seen AND the lid can be taken off without having to take the decorations off! I then threaded the twine through the paper tag and wooden tag and tied the whole thing off with a little bow.
In just an hour, I had some festive (and personalized!) gifts ready to head off to the teachers at school!
From our home to yours’, I hope you have a very Happy Halloween!