This simple & inexpensive DIY Easter candy jar is a cute craft that can be used as an Easter decoration, placed on an Easter tablescape, or given to a friend as an adorable Easter gift.
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. It was always a special time as a child, which is why I think I still love Easter today. It is so fun adding pastel colors and rabbit figurines to our home’s decor. And think about it, what other time of the year are eggs used as decorations?! Easter decor is light and refreshing, which is exactly how I want our home to feel heading into spring.
Last month, my friend Anna of Making Home Matter on Instagram shared the cutest DIY where she took plain old glass storage jars and affixed ceramic figurines to the top. You can view her DIY here. For some reason it reminded me of my favorite Easter book as a child, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes. You guys know I love anything nostalgic, so when I saw this adorable Easter DIY, I knew I had to create something similar in our home this Easter.
I am so glad Anna inspired me to recreate her DIY because this may be my favorite Easter craft to date!
These Easter candy jars are so easy to make, inexpensive, and are absolutely adorable. They can be used for holding candy like I’ve shown here, but could certainly be used for storage in the kitchen or bathroom displayed on a counter or shelf. DIY easter candy jars would be the perfect Easter gift for family or friends, and would be adorable included in an Easter tablescape.
Let me show you how to make this easy & inexpensive DIY Easter craft!
The Cozy Creative Collaborative
I am so excited to welcome you to the first blog post in a new monthly blogging group I have joined called, The Cozy Creative Collaborative!
Each month myself (Hi, I’m Heidi!) along with 3 other blogging friends will be coming together to share a new themed blog post that will include seasonal decor & ideas, recipes, DIY’s, and much more.
Let me introduce you to this group of beautiful & talented ladies.
This month’s Cozy Creative Collaborative theme was Easter DIY. Continue reading to the end of this post for links to all the beautiful Easter DIY ideas from these lovely ladies!
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Easter Candy Jar DIY
This easy Easter craft cost me less than $20 to make and took less than one hour to complete (that includes time to allow the spray paint to dry). If you’re looking for an adorable, inexpensive, and easy Easter DIY…this one is for you!
Easter Candy Jar Supplies
- Jelly or Mason Jars: Save those leftover glass jars with screw on lids for this project! I used a jelly jar, a glass jar that had contained pesto, and an old mason jar. You don’t have to use all of the same glass jar for this project, which makes each Easter candy jar unique!
- Animal Figurines: I found the ducks & chickens for this project at my local Target dollar spot, however any small animal figure will do. The figurines I used were resin, but you could use a plastic or ceramic ones too. Just make sure the figurines are a material that you can easily spray paint.
- Gorilla Glue: This is the glue that will hold the animal figurine to the lid of the glass jar. Super glue would work here too. You will want to use a glue that is paintable.
- Spray Paint: We used this antique gold metallic spray paint for the Easter candy jar lids. This color has become a favorite of mine, I love the look of antique gold! You could also use a white, pink, blue, or yellow spray paint for a festive Easter touch.
- Easter Grass: I love the look of natural Easter grass; it’s organic and beautiful styled in the bottom of a basket or here in these candy jars. You can use any Easter grass, in any color, it’s completely up to you!
- Easter Candy: Cadbury mini eggs are a classic Easter candy so that is way I used those. I also loved the idea of a golden goose or chicken laying candy eggs! You could substitute the mini eggs with jelly beans or any Easter candy you love.
How to Make a DIY Easter Candy Jar
Step 1: Adding the Animal Figurine to the Jar Lid
Make sure to start this project with clean, dry jars & lids. Place a small dab of glue on the bottom of the animal figurine, and a small dab of glue in the center of the lid.
Place the animal figurine in the center of the lid, pressing down firmly to ensure the figurine attached to the lid. Put off to the side, and continue to affix all figurines to the jar lids.
Allow the glue to dry for about 5-10 minutes.
In a well ventilated area, spray paint the animal figurine and the lid (this may require 2 coats of spray paint).
Allow the spray paint to dry for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2: Filling the Easter Candy Jars
While the spray paint drys on the lids, add a small amount of Easter grass to the bottom of each jar. If using different sized jars, you may want to add more grass to the larger jars and less to the smaller jars.
Place the Easter candy inside each jar on top of the Easter grass (you want the inside of the jar should resemble a nest with eggs inside).
Once the lids are dry, screw them on top of the glass jars for the cutest DIY Easter candy jars!
Other Easter Candy Jar Ideas
The amount of possible variations to this simple Easter craft are endless! Here are a few ideas on how to change up this easy Easter craft to make it unique for your home.
- Spray paint the figurines/lids white or any pastel Easter color would be beautiful as well.
- Don’t throw away your glass jars, upcycle! Any size glass jar will work for this craft. You can keep all the jars the same size or different for an eclectic look.
- Tie a bow around the animal figurines neck for a whimsical touch.
- Rabbit, chick, or sheep figurines would be perfect for this Easter candy jar DIY.
- Jelly beans, wrapped chocolate eggs, or malted milk eggs would be delicious candy options in these candy jars.
- These jars can be used for more than just candy! How cute would these jars be on a bathroom shelf with cotton balls or Q-tips inside!
More Easter Inspiration
Looking for more Easter DIY ideas? I’ve got you covered!
Now that you’ve seen my Cozy Creative Collaborative Easter DIY, be sure to head over to Mornings on Macedonia where Charity is sharing how to create an Easter wreath with materials from the Dollar Tree. It’s beautiful and I can’t believe she found the supplies at Dollar Tree!
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The Cozy Creative Collaborative Easter DIY’s
DIY Easter Candy Jars
- 3 Jelly or Mason Jars
- 3 Animal Figurines
- 1 bottle Gorilla Glue
- 1 can Antique Gold Spray Paint
- 1 bag Natural Easter Grass
- 1 bag Easter Candy Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Make sure to start this project with clean, dry jars & lids. Place a small dab of glue on the bottom of the animal figurine, and a small dab of glue in the center of the lid.
- Place the animal figurine in the center of the lid, pressing down firmly to ensure the figurine attached to the lid. Put off to the side, and continue to affix all figurines to the jar lids.
- Allow the glue to dry for about 5-10 minutes.
- In a well ventilated area, spray paint the animal figurine and the lid (this may require 2 coats of spray paint).
- Allow the spray paint to dry for at least 30 minutes.
- While the spray paint drys on the lids, add a small amount of Easter grass to the bottom of each jar. If using different sized jars, you may want to add more grass to the larger jars and less to the smaller jars.Step 2: Filling the Easter Candy Jars
- Place the Easter candy inside each jar on top of the Easter grass (you want the inside of the jar should resemble a nest with eggs inside).
- Once the lids are dry, screw them on top of the glass jars for the cutest DIY Easter candy jars!