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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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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  1. AM from White House, Black Shutters posted on October 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm (#

    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 posted on October 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm (#

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

  3. Dee posted on October 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm (#

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

  4. Denissa posted on October 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm (#

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

  5. Tanya posted on October 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm (#

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

  6. kentucky girl (marissa) posted on October 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm (#

    This is really cute!!

  7. jenphen posted on October 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm (#

    That is a really cute idea!

  8. jenphen posted on October 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm (#

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

  9. Leslie posted on October 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm (#

    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 posted on October 6, 2010 at 6:38 pm (#

    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. Scott+Tiffany posted on October 6, 2010 at 10:48 pm (#

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

  12. Jessica posted on October 6, 2010 at 11:18 pm (#

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


  13. Courtney McAulay posted on October 7, 2010 at 10:32 am (#

    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. Kelli posted on October 7, 2010 at 10:43 am (#

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


  15. Kim posted on October 7, 2010 at 11:04 am (#

    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. Ash posted on October 7, 2010 at 11:09 am (#

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

  17. Staci J posted on October 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm (#

    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 posted on October 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm (#

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

  19. Rebecca posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm (#

    Never seen this done-it's really cute!

  20. Mrs. Owens posted on October 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm (#

    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 posted on October 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm (#

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


  22. Terri posted on October 8, 2010 at 5:01 am (#

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

  23. Sophia Luksana posted on October 8, 2010 at 5:55 am (#

    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 posted on October 8, 2010 at 8:55 am (#

    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. Mindi Hoellein posted on October 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm (#

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

  26. Alison posted on October 13, 2010 at 7:53 am (#

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


  27. Stories by Me! posted on October 13, 2010 at 9:51 am (#

    Love the idea. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Your Frugal Friend, Niki posted on October 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm (#

    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 posted on October 15, 2010 at 12:55 am (#

    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★ posted on October 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm (#

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

  31. Chic Cookies posted on October 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm (#

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

  32. Sandy Ang posted on October 23, 2010 at 12:19 am (#

    Such a fun idea !

  33. Sarah posted on October 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm (#

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

  34. Lisa posted on November 1, 2010 at 9:10 am (#

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

  35. Angie posted on December 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm (#


  36. Cassandra posted on December 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm (#

    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!

  37. Kelly @livingcraftilyeverafter posted on February 16, 2011 at 11:34 am (#

    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!


  38. posted on February 18, 2011 at 8:18 am (#

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


  39. Sweetened by Kagi posted on March 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm (#

    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 :)