Easy DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft
Can you believe Halloween is a few weeks away? This Easy DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft will put you in a Halloween frame of mind!
My kids are about the bust the seams of their costumes in anticipation! Poor Henry has never been very good at patience, so it is especially difficult for him.
I think Caitlin is going to go as Bloody Mary. She has been volunteering at Frightworks, a local haunted house and that is the character they assigned her to play. She has been having so much fun!
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They had family night at Frightworks, but I could not do it!
I am the biggest chicken in the world!
If you say boo to me in a well lit room, I will jump and scream! My husband and son on the other hand love the thrill of the scare! I am happy to stay home and make some fun crafts for the family while they get the daylights scared out of themselves!
I cannot tell you how much I love this Easy DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft. It is so easy it is not even funny. It took us less than 30 minutes to complete the craft. What takes the most time is allowing the paint and glue to dry. Which I would rather watch than to go to a creepy haunted house! And to eat some of the candy before the kids get home!
My other favorite thing about this DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft is how cheap it is to make. We shop at Hobby Lobby in Knoxville. If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby, you could find these items at Michael’s, JoAnn Fabric or Walmart.
The candlesticks were about $1 each, the paint was less than $1 and the candy jars were less than $2. Of course the candy will be the most expensive part of the craft. Because the candy jars are small, it didn’t take much to ill them up.
This Easy DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft was one of the more fun crafts we have made. It was fun seeing the candlesticks come to life when we added the glitter. Caitlin matched the ribbons to the candy that was in the jars. Everything just came together perfectly.
If you have smaller kids at home, they can help you paint and filling the candy jars. For the older kids, they can make this on their own. It makes a great after school of weekend project.
The supplies you will need:
Glass candy jars or small mason jars
Step One: Paint your candlesticks. I used basic black acrylic paint. We found some glitter paint that was clear with black glitter. We put that on top of the basic black. Do two coats of each and allow to dry completely between coats.
Step Two: Glue candy jars to painted candlesticks. We were going to use Tacky Glue, but it didn’t hold. We used a strong super glue and it worked great.
Allow to dry at least 3-4 hours before filling with candy.
Step Three: Paint the lids of the candy jars to match the candlesticks. We used a white glass paint base before adding the black. You can skip this step if you like. We decided the black lids looked better than the plain lids.
Step Four: Tie your ribbon around the flat part of the candy jar, under where the lid fits.
Step Five: Fill with candy and enjoy!
What color paint would you choose? What candy would you fill your DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft with? I would love to hear your choices!
Unfinished Candlesticks 6-3/4 Inch, Unfinished Wooden Candlestick Holder – Bag of 2FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (4 oz), 5196 Black FlashHomeford Clear Acrylic Apothecary Candy Jar, 4-Inch (3-Piece)Aleene’s 8 oz. Original Tacky GlueFiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Scissors Straight, Stainless Steel (01-004761J)DUOQU 24 Yards 3/8Skittles Original Candy, 54 ounce bagBrachs Classic Candy Corn 22 Ounce Bag, Made With Real HoneyM&M’S Milk Chocolate Candy Party Size 42-Ounce Bag
robin rue saysOctober 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm
Such an awesome idea. I love how easy these are to make! Very cute!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysOctober 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm
That is super cute! One of my favorite parts of Halloween is keeping the candy in something fun! I love these!
Vera saysOctober 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm
Those are so totally cool! Anyone can just throw candy into a bowl and be done with it, but where’s the fun in that?!
Jeni Hawkins saysOctober 17, 2017 at 2:33 pm
This is SO stinkin’ cute! I love how simple it is, with really inexpensive items. I would probably make a ton of these jars, and fill with different candies. Super cute!
Jeanette saysOctober 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm
Oh my gosh how cute is this?! I am not a creative person so I always have to see what other people are doing. I can do this and it would make everything in my house cute.
Connie saysOctober 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm
I love these. I’m going to make some today.
Claudia Krusch saysOctober 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm
These are going to be perfect for our Halloween party this year. I will have to grab the supplies I need on the weekend.
Pam Wattenbarger saysOctober 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm
This is such a cute idea. I love that it was so simple and inexpensive to make too!
Mary Songer saysOctober 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm
For Halloween I would use the glitter black like you used. But I can see adapting this for Christmas too. It would make a fun display, painting the candlesticks red and green or silver and gold. As for candy I like candy corn and hershey’s kisses.
mycraftingworld saysOctober 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm
I would paint it white and put candy corn in it.
Michelle Ayers saysOctober 17, 2017 at 7:28 pm
I would use black paint! I would use Hershey’s miniatures!
Liz Mays saysOctober 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm
I really like how those candlesticks look with the mason jars. This is a really crafty Halloween idea!
Kathy saysOctober 17, 2017 at 8:43 pm
This is a great idea! Now I need to make some of these. I love it! They would make great decor.
travel blogger saysOctober 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm
These are such a cute idea! I love fun Halloween crafts like this. What a great idea for an afternoon project!
AnnMarie John saysOctober 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm
You weren’t kidding about it being easy to make! I SO love the idea and it’s perfect for the Halloween. I’m pretty sure the kids will enjoy this as well, maybe the candy won’t last long, lol.
michelle k saysOctober 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm
These are really cute. I would use the same black paint and fill them with candy corn, m&m’s and reese’s peices.
Dawn Lopez saysOctober 17, 2017 at 9:44 pm
DIY Halloween crafts are so much fun, probably because I totally love this holiday! I would use a black and purple paint design and fill this with candy corn.
Randi saysOctober 17, 2017 at 9:54 pm
Those are really cute and such a fun way to serve treats!
TColeman saysOctober 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm
This candy jar looks so neat! It is amazing what you can make out of things that don’t cost a fortune.
Amy saysOctober 17, 2017 at 10:19 pm
I love how these came out! My kids probably would empty them quickly though.
Sarah L saysOctober 17, 2017 at 10:51 pm
I’d paint them purple since I like it so much.
Thanks for the contest.
Cathi Crismon saysOctober 17, 2017 at 10:58 pm
This is so awesome! I love how elegant and Halloweenie it is. I have got to make these for my mantle!
Michelle L saysOctober 17, 2017 at 11:16 pm
Im not sure what color I’d paint the candy jar, maybe pink or white.
Dwan saysOctober 17, 2017 at 11:32 pm
I love creating simple crafts with inexpensive items like this. Such a great idea! The candy jars can be decorated for all holidays too.
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysOctober 17, 2017 at 11:58 pm
This is awesome! I love cheap and awesome projects like this!
Sarah saysOctober 18, 2017 at 12:24 am
Such a cute idea for Halloween! I love that it’s super affordable and easy to make. Thanks for the awesome idea.
Hali saysOctober 18, 2017 at 3:32 am
What an adorable craft, I’m sure my kids will like to help out on something like this!
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysOctober 18, 2017 at 3:53 am
I love how they turned out! Looks so fashionable and doesnt look like it was just $3!
Shannon Gurnee saysOctober 18, 2017 at 5:40 am
You are so creative girl! These turned out super cute!
Carol Cassara saysOctober 18, 2017 at 6:32 am
How creative! I would love to make this for the house! It’s really lovely and it’s not that difficult to make either! What a brilliant idea!
monique s saysOctober 18, 2017 at 6:45 am
I would make my candlesticks orange and green striped. I would fill it with reeses pieces
Kim Avery saysOctober 18, 2017 at 6:53 am
I would use the black for Halloween. I also see using red, green, gold and silver to make them for Christmas! The possibilities are endless!
susan5minutesformom saysOctober 18, 2017 at 8:49 am
These Halloween candy jars are spooky-cute! I love how easy and inexpensive they are – you could make a whole group to decorate with.
Liza Coulter saysOctober 18, 2017 at 8:50 am
I would probably paint my candlesticks a weathered grey. And I would fill them with gummy bears, Skittles, and Reese’s Pieces.
Tonya saysOctober 18, 2017 at 11:20 am
What a cute idea! And one that you could easily revamp for other holidays as well. They would make cute light poles for Christmas- like a Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe lamppost. I may have to make my own. Love it!
krystal saysOctober 18, 2017 at 11:46 am
I am so ready for Halloween! I love this idea – a fun way to spruce up my candy!
chelsi saysOctober 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm
perfect DIY project
heather kaufman saysOctober 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm
I would use silver & fill them with Skittles.
BusyWorkingMama saysOctober 18, 2017 at 3:36 pm
My daughter would love this project! She’d want to paint them black and fill them with Reeses pieces
Susan Smith saysOctober 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm
I would use black paint! I would fill it with candy corn.
Teresa Organ saysOctober 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm
I would most definitely paint my candlesticks black. Maybe orange too! I would put M&M’s, Candy Corn and Gummy Candy in mine. Thanks for the chance to win!!
hannah saysOctober 18, 2017 at 10:30 pm
I would use brown paint, and use m&ms to fill the jar!
Kelley Chapman saysOctober 18, 2017 at 11:15 pm
I would use black paint. I will fill them with M&Ms.
kelly nicholson saysOctober 19, 2017 at 2:26 am
What color paint would you use on your candlesticks and what candy would you fill your DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft with
orange and black or yellow thanks
Ashley C saysOctober 19, 2017 at 8:47 am
I love teal and orange for Halloween, I think they’re fun! I’d fill mine with reese’s pieces, they’re my favorite and already Halloween colored 🙂
Sarah Mathias saysOctober 19, 2017 at 10:03 am
I would use a combination of black and red for the color. I would fill the candy dish with red M&Ms.
Sully Sully saysOctober 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm
I would paint them black and orange. I would put snickers inside.
Sherrie Cruson saysOctober 21, 2017 at 11:03 pm
I would paint the candlesticks black and orange and purple and black. As far as candy goes, I would fill it up with M&Ms and Skittles.
Cheryl Chervitz saysOctober 21, 2017 at 11:17 pm
I think I would use silver for my color, or maybe purple.
shannon fowler saysOctober 22, 2017 at 11:26 pm
I would use gold for my paint color. I think I would fill it with sour patch kids or twizzlers.
Kayla mw saysOctober 23, 2017 at 12:33 am
I miss doing crafts like these with my family! I think I’m going to paint my candlestick holders a rusty bronze and fill them with licorice and twizzlers and Reeses peices
pu ye saysOctober 23, 2017 at 1:46 am
These are going to be perfect for our Halloween party this year. I will have to grab the supplies I need on the weekend.
tamie w saysOctober 23, 2017 at 7:22 am
I would make them silver or bronze. So i can use them year round!
HS saysOctober 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm
I would use orange paint on my candlesticks and fill my DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft with candy corn.
Gabrielle Kinman saysOctober 24, 2017 at 12:58 am
I would use orange and lime green pant. Also with Reese’s pieces and Reese’s peanut butter cups. Those are very decadent and more then tasty. Happy holidays by the way. Thank you very much.
Lauryn R saysOctober 24, 2017 at 2:22 am
I would also use black to paint my candlesticks with! I would put candy corn, reeses pieces, & M & M’s in mine. 🙂
Natalie saysOctober 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm
I would paint the candlesticks silver and orange. I would buy Reeses pb cups, M&Ms, snickers and milky ways.
Richard Brandt saysOctober 24, 2017 at 6:23 pm
I would paint the candlesticks PURPLE because that’s my school color and it’s perfect for all seasons dadgummit. I would fill them with mallow pumkpkins.
Cheryl B saysOctober 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm
I think I would choose black and orange. And fill the jars with m&m’s.
Katie Bellamy saysOctober 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm
I’m really into Teal right now. I’d paint with Teal & Pink! 🙂
Sarah L saysOctober 24, 2017 at 9:52 pm
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Seyma Shabbir saysOctober 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm
I would paint them black and fill them with my favorite candies like Kit Kat and Reeses. My sons would love M&Ms though.
Lisa Ehrman saysOctober 24, 2017 at 11:47 pm
I would paint them white with orange pumpkins. I would fill the candy jar with Resses pieces
Patricia Green saysOctober 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm
I can’t even tell you how much I love this!! I am SO making this with my niece. She will love it! I’m thinking I would use black paint with some black or silver glitter sprinkled on top. I have to fill it with candy corn! My husband loves candy corn! I think I’m going to make these for Christmas too! Why not?! This is very adaptable. Thank you. Pinned!!!!
Jackie saysOctober 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm
I ended up here googling diy Halloween candy decorations. I love this idea! I wonder if the jars are top-heavy and will flip over and break the glass though.I’m going to do this project for a small end table candy dispay with a single wrapped chocalte in each. I don’t want people opening the jars and eating out of them. I have glittery orange Halloween deco tape that I think I’ll uyse instead of paint.
Amber Hites saysOctober 28, 2017 at 7:01 am
I would use yellow paint and fill them with candy corn!
Minta Boggs saysOctober 28, 2017 at 6:43 pm
I would choose black and orange and put skittles or m&m’s in them.
Diana Penn saysOctober 29, 2017 at 1:52 pm
i would paint my candlesticks teal and i would fill it with Reese’s mini cups
Elizabeth Owens saysOctober 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm
I would do stripes of orange and black I think. I love yours all black a lot!
April P. saysOctober 30, 2017 at 3:42 am
I would paint them red, and throw in some Hershey’s kisses! I love this idea! 🙂
Linda saysOctober 31, 2017 at 2:36 am
I would use orange pain on my candlesticks and I would fill my DIY Halloween Candy Jar Craft with small chocolate bars.
amber saysOctober 31, 2017 at 10:12 pm
i’d paint candlesticks brown, and use hershey kisses in fall colors. Or brown with reeses pieces as the candy.
Marianne saysNovember 1, 2017 at 4:02 am
I’d go with black for the color of the candlesticks. As for the candy, my family and I aren’t big candy fans but we do like chocolate, so I’d put mini chocolate bars in there.
Roy F. saysNovember 1, 2017 at 8:40 am
I would paint the candlesticks silver. I would fill up the jar with M&Ms.
Robin Abrams saysNovember 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm
These are so cute. I would paint them a lite blue. I would put M&M’s in them
sandra saysNovember 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm
i would most likely paint them black and silver. i might add some flecks of gold.
Cynthia R saysNovember 2, 2017 at 11:19 am
Black is a good one for halloween, Could do white/gold/silver type of coloring for the holidays. I’d put some peppermints in them.
Nancy saysNovember 2, 2017 at 6:47 pm
I would paint my candlesticks a deep rusty orange color. In the candy jars I’d have peanut butter cups.
Lewis Rowe saysNovember 2, 2017 at 11:08 pm
Black and red are great for Halloween. Also yellow can be used for an extra spooky look.
Kt Shar saysNovember 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
I would paint my candlesticks tarnished metal and fill them with different creepy candy. A local store here sells chocolate eyeballs, for example. Or gummy bugs!
Amanda Stovall saysNovember 4, 2017 at 9:00 am
I love purple and black so those are the colors I’d use! And Sour Patch Kids candy is what I’d fill the jar with! My favorite!
Windy Bowles saysNovember 4, 2017 at 6:09 pm
I would leave some black and maybe a few orange and black striped. Filled with all kinds of candy
Kim Meier saysNovember 5, 2017 at 2:16 am
I would paint my candlesticks a dark purple and put some black glitter on them. I would put Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids in my jars.
clynsg saysNovember 5, 2017 at 11:13 am
The candlesticks would be painted a shimmery black and the candy would be variously colored gummy worms. This idea could also be used for various other holidays.
Jackie saysNovember 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm
What a cute idea! I like them in black for halloween with candy corn. They’d be cute to make and paint different colors for Christmas.
Sherri J saysNovember 7, 2017 at 10:26 pm
I would pick purple for the color. Then I would choose M&Ms for the craft. Those are our favs.
kay wright saysNovember 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm
So cute and a great idea. I would love to paint gold or green and fill with fun red and green m&ms.
Pat saysNovember 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm
I would paint it orange and fill it with candy corn.
Julie wilson saysNovember 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm
I would make my candlestick red cause I like the color. Then I would add resse’s cups to it.
Melissa Storms saysNovember 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm
Now that Halloween is over I thin I would do a Christmas version, they are so cute. I would paint the candlesticks red and fill the jars with mini candy canes.
Mary W saysNovember 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm
I would use this as a project with the kids. I would let them choose the paint colors. Spray paint might be the easiest to use. I can teach them how to make stripes or patterns with tape. The hard part will be getting them to choose one type pf candy to fill the jar!
Laura Ari saysNovember 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm
I would love to make these with orange and black paint. They are adorable!
Jenny B saysNovember 12, 2017 at 8:44 pm
I love this idea. For me, I’d paint the candlesticks gold, and I’d fill the jar with M&M’s!
Zoey saysNovember 12, 2017 at 8:56 pm
I would paint my candlesticks gold. I would fill the candy jar with Hershey’s Kisses.
Angela Sims saysNovember 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm
For Halloween, I would paint them black and fill with eyeball candy. Very cool project!
Sab Edwards saysNovember 12, 2017 at 10:13 pm
I would use purple for the paint and my favorite candy would be the candy corn !! Thanks for the giveaway,
shirley emitt saysNovember 12, 2017 at 10:14 pm
I would use black paint for Halloween. I would fill with M&M for the kids.
Jenn Erin saysNovember 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm
I wish I had seen this earlier though I think I could do this for Christmas too! But for Halloween, I would have painted the candlesticks orange, and I would put the individually wrapped chocolate pumpkins in it!
Lisa Brown saysNovember 13, 2017 at 3:14 am
i would use orange paint and put Reese’s Pieces inside it
Nikolina Vukelic saysNovember 13, 2017 at 4:01 am
I’d use orange color paint on my candlesticks, think it would look cool! And I’d fill my Halloween Candy Jar Craft with different orange and black candies!
Mendy Dinsmore saysNovember 13, 2017 at 4:50 am
I would paint the candlesticks brown. I would add fall colored M&M’s to fill the jar. A great easy craft project.
Chris L saysNovember 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm
I’d paint them a metallic grey color. I would most likely fill them with M&Ms.
stella methvin saysNovember 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm
I would actually drizzle hot glue all over them and then paint black and then dab and rub on and off some gold to highlight the glue patterns.
Polly Hall saysNovember 13, 2017 at 9:58 pm
I like your black but I think I would do them in black and orange strips. For the candy I would fill them with M&M peanuts.
Lisa L saysNovember 14, 2017 at 1:45 am
I really like how yours turned out. For me I would probably paint my candlesticks orange. And I would fill the jar with mini Reeses cups!
Jessica saysNovember 14, 2017 at 10:01 am
I would paint them black and orange. I would fill it with mini snickers and m & M’s.
Linda Bradshaw saysNovember 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm
I think these are so cute. What a great idea. I would like to paint mine purple.
Rose Santuci-Sofranko saysNovember 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm
I think I’d use an orange red and fill it with wrapped fireballs! Thanks and God Bless!
Kimberly Flickinger saysNovember 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm
I would fill mine with M&M’s and sweetarts. I would paint my candlesticks the color orange.
Linda Kay Brown saysNovember 15, 2017 at 12:16 am
The black is great & m & M’s for sure!! ?
Christian Alejandro saysNovember 15, 2017 at 1:04 am
I’d go with purple candles and orange/black candies. Candied chocolate or candy corn would work.
Pat Schwab saysNovember 15, 2017 at 6:15 am
These are really cute. I would love gold and silver with Christmas candy. Thanks
Michelle Coles saysNovember 15, 2017 at 6:57 am
I would use black paint and fill it with M&M’s! This is a great idea!
Mary Gardner saysNovember 15, 2017 at 11:18 am
I would do some in black paint and some in a pewter color. I would fill them with my favorites – chocolate malt balls and hershey kisses.
Jessica Whitehouse saysNovember 15, 2017 at 11:19 am
I think rainbow stripes with M&Ms or Skittles would be cute for a birthday party. Or Red paint and candy canes for Christmas- change it to Red Hots or conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day.
Onyinye Elochukwu saysNovember 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm
I would use orange and black. This is awesome
Leah Shumack saysNovember 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm
I would probably do something red/white like a candy cane…and then put christmas candy in them! Would still use them year round too!
Amber Chandler saysNovember 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm
Purple and black candle sticks with orange candy corn to have it pop! Black Candle sticks with a deep purple lines going around them.
Lisa saysNovember 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm
I would paint the candlesticks black. I would use M&Ms (regular and peanut) and skittles as candy.
Kelsey vinson saysNovember 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm
I would use black paint maybe a glitter coat over top. I’d have to fill it with my fav. Peanut M&Ms.
Jerry Marquardt saysNovember 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm
I like the Indian candy corn, the yellow, orange and white type and would fill the jar up with them.
Shea Balentine saysNovember 15, 2017 at 8:26 pm
I think that I’d use black paint on the candlesticks.. gotta make it look all halloweeny. As for the candy, definitely reeses pieces to finish off the look!
Karla Sceviour saysNovember 15, 2017 at 9:26 pm
I`d paint them black and use candy corn!!
susan byrne saysFebruary 15, 2018 at 6:05 pm
Adorable, I love it!! They have a goth feel and I dig that, so I would have them out all year.