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So have you ever seen those fun candy jars made from terracotta pots? I’ve seen a lot of people make them into gumball machines like the one here, but thought it would be fun to dress it up a little more! What do you think?!

halloween candy jar with candy corn

These are pretty easy to make, and I think turn out really cute! Everyone could use another candy jar, right?!

make a candy jar from terracotta pots

Supplies needed:

Terracotta pot and lid

Glass bowl

E-6000 glue



painting terracota pots First things first is to paint your pot, lid and knob. Once it is dry you can glue the glass bowl to the pot. Then glue the knob to the center of the lid. After that you can add any other fun embellishments you’d like! I added some vinyl to the glass and glitter on the lid…just for fun!! :)

halloween candy jar If you use a neutral color of paint you can use this candy jar for lots of holidays. Just switch out the ribbon and candy!

gumball candy jar made from terracota pots

I ♥ candy!!

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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39 Responses to “DIY Candy Jar!”

  1. AM from White House, Black Shutters

    With my 18 month around the house, candy in a bowl is not such a good idea anymore, haha. This is seriously too cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

    -Ann Marie

  2. Leslie

    i love this.. I just made 12 of them the other day for party invitations. I can't wait to deliver them!!

  3. Suzy @ Joy Is At Home

    This is so cute! I love these whenever I see them… but now that I see it being used for other times of the year I might just have to break down & make one :)

  4. Scott+Tiffany

    Super fun, I'm thinking if I start now, I might have one ready for Christmas! : )

  5. Kelli

    Very cute this one of the projects that I am going to do this weekend!!


  6. Kim

    ohhh i am dieing to make one of these now!!! i seriously love your blog!
    i'm linking back to your post on my blog!

  7. Ash

    LOVE that it's so versatile, could work for so many different holidays or just everyday. Where did you get the vinyl?

  8. Staci J

    JamieLyn that is just adorable!! sooo clever! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring this on my friday favorites tomorrow:)
    Also, I'd love for you to come by and check out the fun giveaway going on at my blog this week!!

  9. Jenny @ Embellishing Life

    Very cute! I made a mini white one a few weeks ago. They're fun!

  10. Mrs. Owens

    I love the vinyl on it! I linked my jar up a few weeks ago on your party and its been nice seeing everyone's different paint/decor style. I especially like the rick rack with polka dot ribbon added.

  11. whilehewasnapping

    This is too adorable! I hope you'll come link this one up to my Halloween party too!


  12. Sophia Luksana

    Nice colors! You painted very neatly. I like the white polka dots on the pot. It actually looks like Halloween snow man with the glitter lid on :) I've done some craft projects and posted on my blog http://www.makemania.com My favorite one is Laday Gaga Costume. Hop on and feel free to share your idea!

  13. Courtney McAulay

    Yay! Thanks so much for linking up to Crazy Cute! I love your projects and your blog so it's such an honor to have you link up to my link party! I hope to see you again next week! :D

  14. Your Frugal Friend, Niki

    So darned cute! It would make a nice lil gift for someone too.

    Thanks for sharing this craft, and I am enjoying my visit to your blog, too. I hope you'll stop over and visit me at Free 2 Be Frugal.

  15. ★All Thingz Related★

    It's very cute!!! Thanks for joining our party this week!

  16. Chic Cookies

    Cute! I posted a link on my site at CraftGossip.com (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com), spotted by my co-editor over at LessonPlans.craftgossip.com.

  17. Cassandra

    I can't wait to make these! I purchased my supplies tonight, and I am going to give them as teacher gifts this Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

  18. [email protected]

    new follower for sure. just saw a link at livingcrafty…
    very cute. please visit some time