Monday, January 23, 2012

DIY Valentine Candy Jars

Well I promised you a little XOX, and the only thing that can make LOVE sweeter is...candy right?! So today I've got a quick-SO easy-DIY candy jar craft!

I started with 3 glass canisters from Hobby Lobby (I bought them when they were 50% off so they were only $2 each), 3 candlesticks (from the thrift store .50 each), pink and white valentine taffy from the dollar store and red vinyl.

I spray painted the lids of the canisters black (they were originally silver) as well as the candlesticks and glued the jars to the candlesticks using E6000. Then I filled the jars with candy, cut the letters XOX out of red vinyl using my cricut and stuck them on the jars. Done!

If you were in the crafty blogging world last year there is no way you missed Amy's post-from The Idea Room-on her Tissue Paper Rosette Balls (or kissing balls). It BLEW up the blog-o-sphere and I for one am a big fan of riding on bandwagon's so I whipped up a few for myself!

Amy's tutorial is perfect so since there's no need to re-invent the wheel, I'll just tell ya I used:
-3" Styrofoam balls (a pack of 6 for about $4 from Hobby Lobby)
-a roll of white and pink crepe paper ($1 each)
-100% of my patience (felt like I should have been paid $100 an hour)
-1 bag of peanut butter m&m's (.79)
-and a few dozen episodes of Modern Family (priceless)

I love these so much I'm almost tempted to whip up a few more...except it wouldn't be whip up it'd be...pull my hair out, 500 3rd degree glue gun burns, 500 lots more m&m's...ya I'll think I'll just keep it as is. :)

Anyone shocked I haven't shared my Valentine wreath with you yet?! Don't worry it's already made and hung and made of...felt! (surprise surprise :) ) Aaaaand I'll be sharing it soon! Have a wonderful Monday all you Lovelies!

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cnelson said...

LOVE. your Valentines decor! !

Jessica :) said...

I love these jars! Man, I wish I could come up with ideas like this. I have almost no decorations for most holidays - except Christmas. And my hubby thinks I have too many Christmas decorations! I think he's wrong. ;) But now I'll have to make something like this for me. Except I don't have a cricut so I'll have to come up with something else. However, the rosette balls are gorgeous! And since I have more access to crepe paper than a cricut, maybe I'll just make some of those instead! :) Thanks for sharing all your fun ideas. I always love seeing what you come up with!

Whitney Cypert said...

These are just flat out adorable!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

The candy jars are so stinken cute and the rossette balls are sooooo pretty but immediatly when I saw them I thought man she's go way more patience than me! Then I read your excerpt about how "joyous" they were to make & I felt much better about myself...LOL

henning love said...

those jars are so awesome! thanks for doing the tutorial i need to get my booty over to michaels or hobby lobby now and spruce up my condo with some valentines decorations!

Alisa and Sky said...

I know you know I have been looking for jars like that everywhere so I sure hope you bought me some!

Creative Raisins said...

This is so darn cute, I love the jars and the rosette balls are adorable. Your newest follower.


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CraftyCupcake13 said...

Angela! These are the cutest! Thank you for sharing I'm going to definitely try this out!! I'm your newest follower.. found you over at
Serendipity and Spice!!


Libby said...

This is such a great tutorial. Lovely. :-)

(Visiting from the Everything Under the Moon link party.)

Jennifer said...

Love these! They seem so modern to me! Great job!

Michelle Paige said...

Beautiful, beautiful Valentine projects! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous display! Love the colors, love how festive and fun it is! Awesome job! So glad you shared at Shine on Fridays; hope you'll be back again tomorrow!

Jennifer said...

By the way...making these a feature in this week's Show & Share!

Lisa Winsor said...
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Leona said...

Fantastic work man, keep your heads high you did it.
valentine bouquet

Jen @ TwoEverydayDivas said...

Love this! We will be featuring it over at tomorrow!

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