Hello U-Create Readers!
First off, thank you Kari for giving us the opportunity to share with you a fun little craft idea that will go together in less than 5 minutes! With all the things going on at this time of year, it’s so nice to sit down and make something that will go together so quickly and easily. We have really enjoyed seeing all the recent entries coming in from some amazing women! U-Create is a great place to spend time and to learn from so many and to share with one another such wonderful creativity.
Today we’re going to show you how to make these fun, old-fashioned Christmas candy jar dispensers! So cute for neighbors, teachers, bus drivers, or friend gifts! The list goes on! The children will especially love them! And because they’re so easy to make, you could even involve the kids in making these as gifts as well!
- small mouth pint or quart sized mason jar
- a tin chicken feeder (only a couple of dollars and can be picked up at any IFA or farm supply store)
- embellishments (stickers, paint, ribbons, die-cuts, etc.)
Embellish a clean mason jar any way you’d like! Here are a couple of very simple ideas…
DECORATE WITH STENCILS
Using a snowflake stencil, brush snow-like paint onto the glass. Remove stencils and allow to dry completely. Easy!
DECORATE WITH STICKERS
Any kind of sticker would work! Here we used stickers with a little bling! So bright and festive! One important tip: When you have a directional design being added to the jar, make sure the jar is upside down when putting together your layout! It’s got to look right when the final candy jar is put together!
Add decorative trim such as ribbons or fluff along the bottom. Use hot glue to secure.
Turn jar right-side up. Fill with candy! Screw chicken feeder into the opening of the mason jar.
Turn upside-down and let the candy fall down!
And that’s it! Easy, right? Just perfect for those lil’ hands!
And here are a few more photos for inspiration!
Let the crafting begin!
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I'm just the MOM says
PERFECT! Just in time for holiday parties. Great idea, thanks!
My parents had one of these. 🙂 We always had m&ms in it!
Sherri @ Design2Shine says
This is adorable and made me giggle as I have a TON of these in the barn. Of course, the chickens might fuss if I robbed them. HA!
Sandy @ The Mommy's Place says
What a cute craft I love it. My little guys hands would be perfect for this.
couture unraveled says
LOVE IT!!! So darn creative!!!! 😉
That is the coolest thing ever! Hopefully I can find a chicken feeder (have never looked for one before)!
Wow, that is so clever and fun!
that is so cool! off to find those chicken feeders somewhere in az?! fingers crossed!
Fussy Monkey Business says
We used to have one of these…now I am going to have to go see if I can find it. Definitely going to make some for gifts…thanks!!!
I made one of these years ago. I almost forgot about them. What a great idea!
I love this! This is something that I think I can actually create! Thank you.
This is adorable! I’m going to feature it as one of the items in my ongoing Christmas Sleigh Ride of Fun! Thanks for such a creative idea!
Those are WAY too cute! Thank You so much. I know what I’m doing tomorrow!
Shannon - Desert Designs says
These are fabulous! Hmm – I see a visit to our local farm supply store in my future!
This is as slick as a whistle! I have to check out my ag store to see if they have these!
bahahahaha… just what my family needs, chicken-sized portion-control! LOVE IT!!!
I’m gonna go find these tomorrow. I think my family needs chicken-sized portions as well like anon said above.
These are absolutely the cutest. I painted mine a Christmas red and used red garland around the lid. I found some decals in the scrapbooking section that was ideal. Keep up the good work.
Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com says
LOVE this idea!!
Shore Girl says
What a GREAT idea!! Featuring this on my “Walk Around Blog Land” today. http://estherscardcreations.blogspot.com/