How to make a Halloween candy jar made out of a terra cotta pot, saucer, a glass bowl and wooden knob. Perfect for decorating and displaying your favorite Halloween treats!
A little over 6 years ago I started this blog in hopes of updating family and friends on our family life. Some of my first blog posts were “Hey guys, we went to the park today!” followed by a series of pictures. I probably had 10 readers back then and they were definitely all related to me. About a month into it I shared a Halloween candy jar that I made. I didn’t even realize craft blogs existed at the time so I was surprised when people, outside of my family started commenting on the post. Recently someone shared the post, which let me tell you, has about 5 sentences and two really sad pictures. HA! I’ve had a lot of questions on it so I thought I would create a new step-by-step tutorial.
DIY Halloween Candy Jar
- 6 inch terra cotta pot
- terra cotta saucer
- wooden knob
- stickers, vinyl, etc. for decorating
Step one: paint outside of the terra cotta pot, saucer and knob. You can use regular craft paint or spray paint (I’m using a gloss spray paint). Make sure you don’t paint the inside of the lid! Your candy will be exposed to the bottom of the lid so keep it safe by taping it off if necessary. Make sure paint is completely dry before moving on to step two.
Step two: glue the glass jar to the terra cotta pot using e6000 or a similar industrial strength glue. Place a heavy book on top and let dry for at least 8 hours.
Step three: glue the knob to the saucer using hot glue.
Step four: fill your jar with candy and decorate with ribbon.
I added dimensional glitter spider stickers the grey candy jar and polka dot ribbon around the center.
My kids love having a Halloween candy jar every fall! It’s great for decorating and filling with candy corn or Reese’s pieces.
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