Here’s a fun Easter gift: DIY speckled egg candy jars.
Easter Candy Mason Jars
We are on a roll with the Easter candy jar ideas this week, just in time for Easter! First we shared the chocolate bunny jar toppers, then the DIY peeps bunny jars. Now here’s a candy jar to celebrate Spring: speckled egg candy jars.
I love the look of speckled eggs, and for this craft, not only is the egg speckled, but the mason jar lid and ring are speckled too to give it a unified look. It’s up to you if you’d like to add a monogram to each one, or leave them without, either way they’re cute!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these Easter Candy Mason Jars:
-small or short wide mouth mason jars (the wide mouth makes snacking easier)
-spray paint (we used Rustoleum – Ocean Mist in gloss)
-brown craft paint or spray paint
-paintable plastic eggs (we found these at Walmart)
-a hammer and nail
-monogram stickers (we used gold thickers)
-heavy duty scissors or wire cutters to trim the wooden skewers
-mini cadbury eggs to fill the jars (we took the blue candies out so they wouldn’t clash with the color of the speckled egg)
With the hammer and nail, you will need to make a hole in the center of the jar lids.
Once you have sprayed the lids, eggs and rings, and let them dry, you will then speckle them. You can either use brown craft paint, or spray paint. Basically you will add paint to something like a piece of tinfoil or something that you can throw away when you are done. With a small paint brush, you will flick brown paint onto the eggs, lids and rings to give them that speckled egg look.
Once all dry, you can assemble the eggs and lids together poking a wooden skewer through the center hole of the lid. You want the skewer to fit tightly in the hole of the lid. Then poke a hole in the center bottom of the eggs and push the eggs onto the pointed end of the wooden skewer. No glue is necessary. The wooden skewer will hold the egg up right and securely on the lid. Then with heavy duty wire cutters or scissors, you will trim off the excess of the wooden skewer, leaving about one half inch coming out the bottom.
You can personalize each one with a monogram, if you’d like for a sweet treat for a friend.
Or you can leave them the way they are! Either way, they make a cute decoration and treat.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter with family and friends. Happy Easter, happy Spring…Happy Everything!