DIY Jack-O-Lantern Candy Jars

Make your candy jars look like Jack O Lanterns for Halloween! Quick, easy, and cheap way to get festive!

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Hi there lovelies!  It’s Kelly from The Little Things and I’m so excited to share this super simple DIY.  Mainly because it involves candy, but also because it is completely reusable!  But we’ll get to that part at the end, let’s start with the candy!

I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween, I have to admit, but I am a fan of candy and fall decor.  This is my way of blending the two together for the season without having to commit to making something that is permanent.

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What You’ll Need: Mason Jars (all different sizes), Kraft Cardstock, Small Sticks, Glue, Felt, Sharpie, Candy/Other Orange Filler

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Start by taking the lid inserts out of the lids and tracing them on the cardstock.  One of my jar was not of the Mason variety but I had an extra lid and it fit just right!  Mason jar lids typically fit many different jars so definitely try if you need to.  Cut out your circles, slightly larger than what you traced, and place them in the lids.  Cutting them a little bigger makes them nice and snug.

Cut out leaves from the felt, just snip them until they look right, and glue them onto the Kraft paper inserts along with the tiny sticks for stems.  (side note: you could definitely use fake leaves, you can get them at the dollar store.  I just happened to have a lot of  felt.) Using a Sharpie, give your little guy a face.

Make your candy jars look like Jack O Lanterns for Halloween! Quick, easy, and cheap way to get festive! IMG_0744

Now fill the jars!  I used Halloween specific candies, since they were extra orange, and even Goldfish.  Not a candy fan?  Tissue paper works great and is actually cheaper than the candy.

Make your candy jars look like Jack O Lanterns for Halloween! Quick, easy, and cheap way to get festive! Make your candy jars look like Jack O Lanterns for Halloween! Quick, easy, and cheap way to get festive! Make your candy jars look like Jack O Lanterns for Halloween! Quick, easy, and cheap way to get festive! Make your candy jars look like Jack O Lanterns for Halloween! Quick, easy, and cheap way to get festive!

Ready to reuse?  Pop out the cardstock insert and wipe the Sharpie off with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.  Put it in the dishwasher, or wash with soap and water, and you’re ready to go!

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XO, Kelly

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    Comments

    Sarah @ Pretty Providence

    I love these, Kelly! Now I have an excuse to buy some of that candy I keep making eyes at at the grocery store…

    Colleen Pastoor

    What a fun idea! It would be great to have these as party favours for all of us that don’t get to go trick or treating anymore!

      Kelly - The Little Things

      I didn’t even think of that! Awesome idea! I may just use that since I think we may be one more year out from trick or treating with our little guy. :)

        Colleen Pastoor

        Ours are (way) too young to trick or treat as well, but I figured we’d take them around to family’s houses to show off their costumes