Candy Corn Treat Jar

Raise your hand if you love FALL!  The weather here in Artsy-Land is starting to cool off a bit, LC is in school, and it’s time {for me, anyway} to start thinking about all the things I love about this season!  The beautiful leaves, the chill in the air, cozy sweaters, boots, everything pumpkin, fall drinks at Starbucks {you knew that was coming!}, and of course, candy corn!  To help us get festive, Little Crafter and I pulled out our paintbrushes and created a fun Candy Corn Treat Jar that will make a perfect gift for a neighbor, a teacher, or a friend this fall!  Take a look…

Candy Corn Treat Jar

treat jar

– mason jar
– glass paints
– tape
– twine
– cardstock: white and orange
– washi tape
– cutting machine OR paper cutter and hole punch
– candy corn or other fall treat
– sponge brush

Our paints were provided for us by Deco Art paints:
We used Americana Gloss Enamels Bright Orange, Bright Yellow, and White
Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels Glitter Orange, Yellow, and White

STEP 1: Divide your jar into thirds and place tape around it as a marker.  You can measure if you like, or just kind of eye it up like we did.

STEP 2: Use your sponge brush to paint the bottom section of the jar.  We did a coat of the Bright Orange Gloss Enamel first.  Then, when it was dry, we went back and added a coat of the Crystal Gloss Enamel Glitter Orange on top to make it sparkle a little. {Remember, glitter makes everything better!  Really!}  Because we used the sponge brush, only one coat was necessary for complete coverage, and we got a neat textured look.  If you prefer a smooth look, you can use a regular brush but you may need multiple coats.

candy corn jar

 STEP 3: Paint the top section of the jar in the same way.  Again, we did the white Gloss Enamel coat first, then went back over it with the glitter white.  Little Crafter loved doing the painting!  If you’re an impatient crafter {like both of us}, you can do the top third while the bottom third is still drying.  Holla!

candy corn jar

 STEP 4: Remove the tape and reposition it along the edges of the painted areas.  Be sure you wait until all paint is completely dry first.  Against our wishes, we let ours dry overnight before doing the final section.  There was much complaining about this, but it had to be done.  It’s important to remember to reposition your tape, because if you don’t, you’ll have stripes of clear jar between the sections.

candy corn jar

STEP 5: Paint the center section.  This time we used the Bright Yellow Gloss Enamel, followed by the Yellow Glitter.  As a side note, if you haven’t caught this yet, we kind of goofed in that we switched our orange and yellow.  I intended for this to look just like a candy corn, but if you look at an actual piece of it, the yellow is on the bottom and orange is in the center.  As LC would say, “Oopsie daisy!”  Shhhhhh….maybe the recipient won’t notice. 😉  Just thought I’d pass that tidbit along in case you want your candy corn to be anatomically correct.

candy corn jar

 STEP 6: Take the lid apart and trace the metal circle onto cardstock.  Cut out the circle and insert it to make the lid more colorful.

STEP 7: Create and attach “Trick or Treat” Tag.  To make mine, I first created the image with the checkboxes and the words “Trick or Treat” in PicMonkey.
I loaded that into my Silhouette Designer Edition Software and opened a tag shape.  I sized the tag around my image, then removed the image itself, leaving just the tag to be cut.  Cammie cut it for me from white cardstock.  If you don’t have a Silhouette machine, you can just use a paper cutter or scissors and a hole punch.  I used an orange marker to check “Treat,” added a piece of orange striped washi tape to the tag, and tied it on with twine.

candy corn jar

 STEP 8: Fill with your favorite fall treat!  Your friend or neighbor may not like it very much if you give them a treat jar minus the treat, right?  We filled ours with candy corn, but you can also use any kind of homemade goodies, packets of hot tea or cider mix, any kind of candy, dry mix for a fall bread or cake, or anything your heart desires!

candy corn jar

 There you have it; a fun and festive Candy Corn Treat Jar for fall!  Is the best part on the inside or the outside?  You be the judge!

candy corn jar

 Happy almost-fall, friends!  I’d love to hear about your favorite seasonal decorations and activities!  We’ve been talking Fall on the Facebook page; make sure you hop on over and join in the conversation there!

candy corn treat jar

Hugs & Glitter,


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