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With Easter less than a week away, I’m sure all our minds are on chocolate, marshmallow goodies, and Jelly Beans! It’s time to finish prepping those Easter Baskets! But there is still time to put together a fun Easter Craft; that also makes a fantastic gift for teachers or grandparents! This way you can make their Easter brighter! Try making one of our Nestle Easter Candy filled mini Gumball machine Candy Jars! It is a lot of fun to make; and they really do make the best Easter candy jar! And just image how cute it will look on your child’s teacher’s desk filled with goodies!
Nestle Easter Candy Jar Supplies
- 5.9″ Terra Cotta pot
- 5.9″ terra cotta saucer
- bubble bowl
- wooden knob or drawer handle
- Spray paint in color of your choice (Krylon Colormaster in Sea Glass and Gum Drop colors)
- Acrylic paint for trimming (Apple Barrel 20360 Light Yellow)
- E6000 glue
- Festive Stickers (optional)
- Spring or Easter Ribbon
- Easter gift Tag
- Nestle BUTTERFINGER® Nest Eggs (10oz.)
- Nestle Wonka Laffy Taffy Jelly Beans (14oz)
There is no need to spend a lot of money on this Easter candy jar craft. I was able to find almost all of my supplies at our last trip to the Super Walmart. Which really saved me a lot of time hunting and saved me a lot of money shelling out for over priced craft supplies at the local craft store.
I wasn’t able to find the wooden knob; because our Walmart seems to always be sold out. So instead I got a drawer handle from the tools/hardware section of Walmart and painted it with the same acrylic paint I used for the trimming. So really it doesn’t matter if you can find the wooden knob or not. Just so long as you find a knob/handle in the style you like; it will still work.
How to create the Best Easter Candy Jar ever!
You begin by spray painting the Terra Cotta pot and saucer. I am making these for the boy’s teachers for Easter gifts. Plus two others so we can keep one and give one to Grandma and Papa for Easter. So I did alternating colors. Spray the outside the color you desire. Match a lid to it. After it dried you can apply a second coat. Then allow to thoroughly dry.
I used a special spray paint that let me do the 2nd coat after 10 minutes. And it really helped to save on time. Then simply flip the pots over and do the same for the inside. Though this is when I changed the colors and did the opposite color for the inside of the pot and saucer.
I let them sit over night to ensure they were thoroughly dry and then proceeded to paint the trim. I used a fun screw on sponge brush found in the craft section of Walmart. It just made the painting of the trim much faster. I did a textured trim with the paint by blotting the paint on with the sponge. But it would also look great with a smooth trim painted on with a small paint brush.
Once you have all the trimming and knobs/handles painted allow to dry. Then apply a second coating if you wish. I did a second coating for all areas and some I even ended up doing a 3rd coating because of color coming through. Again, I allowed the trimming to sit over night to ensure it was completely dry before I moved onto gluing. But that is because I’m a bit paranoid. You could probably glue a bit sooner.
Next you carefully use the E6000 glue and glue the pieces together. Glue the bubble glass onto the upside down Terra Cotta pot. Then glue the Knob/handle onto the upside down Terra Cotta saucer. Allow to thoroughly dry.
Do NOT glue the lid (Terra Cotta Saucer to the glass bowl.) This is the lid and you will simply have it resting on top. That way you can take it off and access the candy.
Once the glue is dry you can decorate with stickers if you choose. I found some adorable Easter window clings and Easter Stickers in the Easter department of Walmart that I used to decorate mine. I glued the window clings to the pot; and then added the stickers.
Next you attach the gift card. You can create your own or use ours! We made the Easter Printables with white background and Easter Printables with Colored Background. So you can take your pick.
Cut them out. Use a hole punch to make a whole for the Spring ribbon. Then tie it onto the Easter Candy Jar.
Finally you fill the Easter Candy Jar with Nestle Easter Candy! I always love Nestle when it comes to Easter Candy! They always have my favorite BUTTERFINGER® Nest Eggs. And now they come in a larger 10 oz bag! And this year Nestle also has new goodies like the Wonka Laffy Taffy Jelly Beans! I had to give that a try! I love trying new Easter Candy!
Fill up the Easter Candy Jar with Nestle Easter Candy and then Enjoy! Give your newly finished Easter Candy Jar as a gift or keep it to decorate your own home! Either way it is a lot of fun and you will get a lot of compliments!
Easter Candy Jar Alterations:
You can make a smaller pot if you desire, like the small ones pictured. They are still just as cute as the larger ones. To do this you simply need to use
- 4.3″ Terra Cotta pot
- 4.3″ Terra Cotta saucer
- bubble style drinking glass. Yes, this is a glass cup that you find in the kitchen section. I was unable to find one small enough it in the craft section so I visited the kitchen isle and found these glasses to be perfect! And they were only around $1 each.
Now, if you can actually find a Terra Cotta saucer that is a size in between the 4.3″ and the 5.9″; it would actually look a lot better for the larger Nestle Easter Candy jars. But I couldn’t find it. But I personally think the big candy jars look better with a smaller “lid” but the 4.3″ was just a little too small that it wouldn’t fit snug. So I had to go with the very next size up; which was the 5.9″. Which I think is slightly too big. But what can you do?
Learn more about the delicious new Nestle Easter Candy online. And for more great craft ideas visit Nestle online.
And if you are looking for more fun Easter Craft Ideas; be sure to follow our Easter Pinterest board!
How would you decorate your Easter Candy Jar?
Would you keep your Easter Candy Jar or use it as a gift?
Friday 19th of February 2021
Very cute! I’ve made a few of these for different occasions. I made a yellow one for Easter this year, put some green grass, a little bunny, and little egg basket in it. I’ll use it for Easter decor on my counter.
Friday 25th of April 2014
These jars are terrific, colorful and creative. I love the paint colors and the idea. I would enjoy giving this to someone for a gift too.
Saturday 19th of April 2014
These are super cute. I adore the colors you picked for them.
Saturday 19th of April 2014
Too Cute!!! I love this! I've never thought to spray paint something so cute and give it to the kids for a holiday! I seriously love this!
Thursday 17th of April 2014
Super cute! I like the different sized ones together