How to Make a Fun & Festive DIY Easter Candy Jar

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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.

Easy Easter candy jar DIY with animal figurines, jars, and candy eggs.
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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.

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!

Candy jar DIY for Easter using jelly jars, animal figurines, and Easter candy.

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This month’s Cozy Creative Collaborative theme was Easter DIY.

Make sure to 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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Candy jars filled with Easter candy are a great idea to give as gifts on Easter.

How to Make This Fun & Festive Easter Candy Jar

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!

The supplies you'll need to make these easy & festive candy jars at home.

Supplies You’ll Need to Make These Easter Candy Jars

  • 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.

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Step by Step Guide on How to DIY an Easter Candy Jar

Here’s the simple tutorial on how to make this fun and festive Easter DIY!

Step 1: Add 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.

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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.

Glue a small plastic chicken to the top of a jam jar for the candy jar lids.

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: Fill 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.

Fill jelly jars with natural Easter grass as the base for the candy jar DIY.

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).

Easter jar filled with easter egg candy for a fun spring gift idea.

Once the lids are dry, screw them on top of the glass jars for the cutest DIY Easter candy jars!

A fun & festive Easter DIY with jars filled with Easter candy.

Tips

  • If using old jars & lids, clean them thoroughly before starting. Removing any labels and adhesive residue will ensure a smooth surface for painting and decorating.
  • Use a strong adhesive to attach the animals securely to the lids. Ensure that they are centered and firmly adhered to avoid any accidental detaching.
  • When spray painting, work in a well-ventilated area and wear protective gloves and a mask.
  • Fill the jars with other items besides Cadbury mini eggs. Homemade treats, assorted chocolates, or even small toys can be placed inside the jars for gifting.

Other Easy Ways to Customize Your Easter Candy Jars

The amount of possible variations to this simple Easter craft are endless!

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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!
Spring favor idea with jars full of candy and topped with spray painted animals.

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The Cozy Creative Collaborative Easter DIY’s

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DIY Easter candy jar that is the perfect party favor for Easter.
Easter wreath made from supplies found at the Dollar Tree.
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Candy jars filled with Easter candy are a great idea to give as gifts on Easter.
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Fun & Festive DIY Easter Candy Jars

This DIY Easter candy jar is a simple & inexpensive Easter craft that can be used as an Easter decoration or given as a gift to a friend.
Print Recipe
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!
Keyword: Candy Jars, DIY Easter, DIY Easter Craft, Easter Candy Jars, Easter DIY
Servings: 3 candy jars

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34 Comments

  1. These are the sweetest candy jars! Thanks for sharing. I’m excited to tell you that this post will be featured in Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week! Thanks so much for linking up and we hope to see you this week! Pinned ?

  2. Such an adorable craft, Heidi!! I love how easy this is and that you can use any kind of animal figurine for the top. So many ways you could style this pretty jars. Pinned!

  3. Thank you so much Cindy! I was very happy with how the candy jars turned out, I can’t wait to give them out as gifts Easter weekend!

  4. My gosh, if these aren’t the cutest things since the color pink, I don’t know what is! So clever. Love the color you chose (instead of a pastel). Your home always looks amazing. And I’ve loved your picnic series too. Yum!

  5. I absolutely love this Easter Candy Jar project! I need to make a few myself too! Thanks so much for sharing, they are too cute!

  6. Heidi your Easter candy jars turned out so well! Goodness they are pretty and charming and I love how your creative brain thinks. Thankful for this group!

  7. Thank you Nicolle! I am so excited for this new group, it’s going to be so fun each month! Thank you for including me!

  8. Heidi these jars are just beautiful!!! They would make a great hostess gift for Easter! And I also loved The County Bunny when I was little. I’m so happy to be doing this series with you!

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