This week I put together three gift baskets for our new neighbors. This is my first time making and delivering the baskets so I hope they like them! Most of the items were bought or donated but I wanted to add a personal touch. So, I did a quick DIY candy jar for each basket!
Naturally I began with a pickle jar! These are the perfect size for so many projects (like these other three posts recently; Dog Treat Jar / Part II, & Halloween Candy Jar), and an item that most people have on hand at any given time. They are the ideal size for DIY candy jars for my baskets! And, they are free!
I started by scraping off the labels with a flat razor. You can soak them in hot soapy water but I was in a hurry. Once most of the label was removed, I ran them through the dishwasher to remove any lingering residue or smells. I washed the lids as well.
Then, I found some free “Welcome to the Neighborhood” printables on a great blog called ThirtyHandMadeDays and printed out 2 sets. I cut each label out with decorative zig zag scissors and glued one to each jar with E6000 glue.
And here is Lacey supervising, but ready to play at a moment’s notice:
I added Hershey’s Chocolate kisses to each jar and tied a piece of jute ribbon around the neck of each jar. I screwed a finished lid on each jar and wahlah! A cute little candy jar filled with kisses for the new neighbors! The jars are quick and easy to put together and add a personal touch to the baskets. The cost was minimal. The pickle jars, knobs, paint, and jute were items I had on hand. The only expense was a large bag of Hershey’s Kisses and one bag filled all three jars. Perfect!
Here are the candy jars in their Welcome Baskets: Cute, right?
And all wrapped up and ready for the new neighbors:
Such a simple and easy project. I have a feeling the pickle jars will come in handy over the upcoming holidays! While you’re here, be sure to check out two more projects I posted using every day containers; Kids Snack Dispenser and Three Clever Ways To Use Parmesan Cheese Lids.
Have a wonderful week, friends! Thank you for stopping by!