Have you been looking for cute candy jars to make for your kids? Halloween offers a great opportunity to use mason jars in whole new and fun ways! Here’s an easy craft/sewing tutorial for a Halloween Jar, perfect to use as home decor, for treats or Halloween parties! So easy to make, useful and looks so adorable!
DIY Candy Jar
I haven’t been feeling my best lately and I thought a little fun craft like this cute Halloween jar would help lift my spirit a bit! Every time I spend a few minutes creating (especially sewing, that’s why this project involves sewing too) or cooking/baking something I instantly feel better! It makes me feel useful and so proud that these two left hands of mine can actually put together something pretty and functional like a bunch of cool Halloween candy jars!
These lovely treat jars make great Halloween gift ideas for family, neighbors or even a teacher! And they’re so easy and fast to make you could easily whip up a bunch in an afternoon! It took about 30 minutes to make one Halloween candy holder and only because I decided to incorporate some sewing for the cuff which for involved a little bit of effort. Not a lot but I wanted everything to look top notch so I was extra careful and moved much like a snail lol You can always simplify this project by making the cuff out of a ribbon and leaving the tulle “tutu” aside but it’s highly unlikely that your Halloween jar will end up looking as pretty and festive. So what I’m saying is, it’s totally worth the extra time spent on sewing the adorable cuff the way I did!
Need more Halloween ideas?
- Fluffy Halloween ghosts
- DIY paper spiders
- Scarf Halloween wreath
- Halloween bats with tp rolls
- Mummy treat jars
If your goal is a cute Halloween party or decor this Halloween jar project is your best bet! It’s easy, quite fast, super affordable and pretty functional! All you need is a mason jar, some fishnet stockings, a strip of Halloween themed fabric, tulle, a sewing machine (or stitch by hand) and of course some treats (small cookies, candies etc). The instructions below for my Halloween jar are a bit long because I wanted everything to be as easy to follow as possible and I also incorporated lots of step by step photos; but the project itself is really simple, easy and quick!
- Mason jar
- Fishnet stockings
- Halloween themed fabric (find similar here! I used owl print fabric from an old project – Halloween tote bag tutorial)
- Matching or contrast thread (I used contrast)
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Halloween treats (candies, cookies etc)
Step 1 – Applying the fishnet stocking
- Turn the jar upside down and roll the fishnet stocking to cover the whole jar.
- Using your scissors cut the stocking all around the jar’s lip.
Step 2 – Measuring the jar
- Measure the diameter and the width of the jar lip. My measurements were 10″ x 1″. When cutting my fabric, I added 1/2″ to the length and 4 times the width. So my fabric was 10.5″ x 4″ (So sorry, I forgot to take photos of this step)
Step 3 – Cutting the tulle fabric
- Now take the tulle and cut 3 times the length of your main fabric above, with 2″ in width. So my tulle was 32″ x 2″. Gather the tulle fabric you just cut (machine or hand sew) so it matches the final length of the main fabric (in my case 10″)
Step 4 – Making the fabric tape
- Now we’re going to fold the main fabric as if we’re making bias tape. Fold the fabric in half and iron. Fold each of the 2 sides in half and iron.
- Place one half over the other and iron.
- Slightly open the fabric strip/tape, fold 1/4″ of the ends inside the fabric tape, finger press and iron press. This is to hide the fabric frays and make nice looking ends. Fold and iron the whole tape again.
Step 5 – Attaching tulle to fabric tape
- Cut some strips from the tulle, your choice of length and width, to use for making 2 straps (that you will use to close the cuff). These will attach to each end of the fabric tape you just made above. (We’re not going to sew the straps now, this is just to give you an idea what’s the story with these straps).
- Open the fabric tape and pin the gathered tulle as close to the edge as possible then sew in place (machine sew or hand sew; I used my machine as I missed sewing but for such a small sewing project you can hand sew as well if you don’t own a sewing machine).
- Place the tulle strips for the straps inside the fabric tape, close the tape and sew.
Step 6 – Finishing the cuff
- At this point this is how your cuff should look like. So almost there!
- Close the fabric tape and turn it on the side where you stitched the tulle on. Sew on the same line as much as you can (don’t worry if it’s not perfect, this will be the inside of your cuff so any possible glitch won’t be visible)
- Turn the fabric on the other side which will be the outside and stitch again as close to the edge as possible.
- Now your cuff should be looking like this if you knot the straps.
Step 7 – Finishing the Halloween jar
- Take the jar with the stocking on and pull the stocking up to cover the jar lip.
- Place the cuff over the lip and knot the tulle straps. Fluff the straps a bit to form a nice bow.
- This is how your DIY Halloween jar should look like from the back (or front, your choice).
- And this is the front. Pretty, right?
Step 8 – Filling the jar with candy
- Now your jar is ready to be filled with lots of goodies like candies, lollipops or small cookies.
- Or just give it as a gift to someone who appreciates handmade gifts (and your hard work).
I hope you liked my cute Halloween jar tutorial! If you did and decided to make your own please let me know in the comments and don’t forget to rate this project!