DIY Candy Jar!


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!!

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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39 comments on “DIY Candy Jar!”

  1. AM from White House, Black Shutters Reply

    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. staci @ lizard n ladybug Reply

    so cute (and easy). I may have to try this…right away! :)

  3. That is really cute! I will have to make this. Thanks for the post

  4. That is adorable! I love the vinyl that you added to it :)

  5. That is adorable. So many options for colors you could do. Love it! Great job :)

  6. kentucky girl (marissa) Reply

    This is really cute!!

  7. That is a really cute idea!

  8. Also, what do you use for your vinyl? I love that!

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

  10. Suzy @ Joy Is At Home Reply

    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 :)

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

  12. Loving it so much I am feeling actual PAIN from not owning it myself. :)


  13. Courtney McAulay Reply

    Oh my! That is so stinkin CUTE! I would just love it if you would come over to Crazy Cute at Between U & Me and share this with everyone! :)

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


  15. 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!

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

  17. 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!!

  18. Jenny @ Embellishing Life Reply

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

  19. Never seen this done-it's really cute!

  20. 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.

  21. whilehewasnapping Reply

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


  22. Adorable…love how you did one of these for Halloween!

  23. 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 My favorite one is Laday Gaga Costume. Hop on and feel free to share your idea!

  24. Courtney McAulay Reply

    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

  25. Ooooooh! LOVE it! So cute and why cant I think of these things? lol

  26. This is just so stinkin' cute!! I love it! I featured it today on my blog:


  27. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Your Frugal Friend, Niki Reply

    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.

  29. BuyWoWDeathKnight Reply

    mmmm….. candy..XD
    this is adorable.
    i can really feel the Halloween spirit with all the Halloween stuffs that i found.:D

    Buy WoW Death Knight

  30. ★All Thingz Related★ Reply

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

  31. Cute! I posted a link on my site at (, spotted by my co-editor over at

  32. Such a fun idea !

  33. Hi! I love this craft and I featured it on my blog, Tastefully Crafted. Great job!

  34. What font did you use for your vinyl?
    Really Cute!

  35. 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!

  36. Kelly @livingcraftilyeverafter Reply

    Thanks for sharing this idea! Just made one for my daughters party! Here is the link to my post on it if you would like to see it!


  37. Reply

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


  38. Sweetened by Kagi Reply

    What a clever idea!!! Thank you for sharing :) I am now your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too

    I look forward to reading your future blog posts :)

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