Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Candy Jars

 Can I just tell you all how much I love these jars? Well I L.O.V.E. them! They are so pretty and so easily changed for the seasons! I have seen them all over blogland and it was high time that I had my own set. It was super easy to make. For each one I used:
*an old jam jar-free
*a wooden final - $1.50 for 3
*a candle stick - $2.99
*a round wooden base- $.50
*Glue - already had
*spray paint - leftover from another project

Total $5 for 2 jars, not to bad in my book!
I do not really decorate for the Easter holiday, but I thought that filling these up with candy was a simple and easy way to decorate. And surprisingly they have been sitting on the piano for 2 days and the kids have not asked to eat the candy! And I haven't eaten it either - that might be a different story if it was filled with those Cadbury chocolate mini eggs! My favorite candy from Easter!

I did get a little bit over excited about finishing these. I set one up on the shelf and took some pictures and then I looked at it and something was wrong. It looked just too plain. Then I realized that I forget to antique them with some stain. Now all the crevices and seams stand out a little bit more and I like it a whole lot more!
 I am thinking that if I place them here on my piano by these candlesticks that I might need to paint them a different color. Or I could just make a new set in the darker color! 
I just love them! And I love how simple it was to make them. Just paint and then glue everything together! Distress and then fill with goodies or something else! Easy-peasy!

It is pouring rain here, and so I think I am going to try and get some sewing done today! I hope that you all have a productive day and I cannot wait to what you will link up to our party tomorrow!

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19 comments:

  1. These are great! I love how you can change it up with different candies for every holiday!
    - Andrea

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  2. So pretty! Great idea for wedding decor as well! Visiting from Christina's Adventures =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  3. These are so cute!! :) What a great idea! Found you on the link-up!

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  4. Super cute. Definitely going in my 'to do'file!

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  5. CUTE! CUTE!! CUTE!!! I've been wanting to make some of these! I'm collecting jars as we speak! :) Thanks for coming by Sassy Sites and linking up. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Don't forget to enter the giveaways...
    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-eggstravaganza.html

    xoxo!!
    Marni

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  6. what an awesome idea! and totally not expensive to make! these would be fun for a candy buffet at a wedding too! I have a couple of friends looking for ideas that they can do on the cheap but still look fabulous!

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  7. I love this and I'd love it if you linked it up to my weekly link party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-6-link-party.html

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  8. Those are too fun! And I love that you can change them out easily since their not really season specific! Very cool! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays as always!!!

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  9. LOVE this idea! found you from running with glitter's linky party... new follower:) will definitely be making these soon!

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  10. these are awesome! perfect for spring.

    new follower
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  11. These are great!

    [visiting from sarahndipities]

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  12. What a fun and decorative craft! I love those :)
    I found you from the link party.
    Renee@ http://reneeschirpings.blogspot.com

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  13. I love them too and the fact that you can change them for different seasons is brilliant! Thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday! goodbyecityhellosuburbs

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  14. awww, these are super cute. love the bright candies inside too :)

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  16. Oh, those are just about the coolest candy jars I've ever seen!! Wow. What a great idea

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  17. Really great project and unique idea, love it!

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