Introduction: How to Make a Candy/Treat Jar

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If you work at a desk during the day, or you just like having candy/treats around, you are probably familiar with the different ways people store their candy/treats.  Here is a simple yet fun Candy/Treat Jar that was made from things I had just lying around the house.  You could keep it for yourself, or you could make and give it as a gift to someone else.   This one lives by the side of my bed.  It is devoted to Jordan Almonds.  Hope you like it.

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Supply list:
Clean bottle with lid
A short glass candlestick or something like it (Mine was a base for a cake plate, which I kept around once the plate part died.)
Some wood that could be used for a knob on top of the lid, ( I used a base ring, for use with old school clothes pins, the top was an empty “Squinkies” shell http://www.squinkies.com/.)
Black spray paint
E-6000 glue
Curling ribbon

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Here is the cleaned bottle.

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Here is the base with a ring of E-6000 glue on it.

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Place the bottle on top of the base.  Center it, the best you can, and let it dry.

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Use the E6000 to glue the wood ring (whatever you found to use) on to the center of the lid.  I glued the empty “Squinkies” shell into the center of the ring.  It doesn’t look like much right now, but, wait until it is dry, at least one hour.

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Once the glue on the lid is dry, spray paint it black, in a well-ventilated area.  Wait until the first coat is dry, then, add a second coat.  Now that looks a whole lot better.

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You may embellish this in a lot of different ways; I chose to keep it simple with some white curling ribbon.  I tied a length of it around the neck of the bottle and then, curled about 2 yards more, tied it to the first length and curled the left over ends.

Add the Candy/Treat of your choice and ENJOY!

Comments

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-12-02

That's really cute! I like that you painted the top black, it draws more attention to the candy and the jar.

Thanks for looking. I like the top the best too.

ChrysN (author)2011-12-02

Cool, I love how you made the lid.

craftknowitall (author)ChrysN2011-12-04

I was despirately looking for a piece of wood turning to make the knob. Didn't find what I wanted, so I went with what I had. And it worked. The black paint made all the difference. Thanks for looking.

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