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Pretty DIY Easter Candy Jars

Hi friends! With Easter nearly here, we’ll show you how to turn some plain glass jars into pretty DIY Easter candy jars using a cutting machine, some yellow chalky paint and a cute decorative bird’s nest.

Easter candy jars made from mason jars and decorative twine and birds nest.

Making Easter Mason Jars

I was so excited to use my yellow Chalky paint to make these Easter jars. It’s not a color we normally use when we DIY, although we did use the same paint to refinish this fishscale stenciled side table for our beach-themed bedroom. As someone who prefers more of a muted color scheme, I remember feeling the same excitement of using a bright and cheerful color for the table in a way I wouldn’t normally do.

We filled these Easter jars with chocolate mini eggs; which are a huge hit in the house around this time of year. I like being able to see what’s inside the jars so we made a little Easter egg cutout in the front. The how-to is very similar to how we made this painted candle holder jar with a heart cut-out for Valentine’s Day last year. To make your own Easter jars, keep reading below or check out our video here:

Materials Needed:

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Materials needed to make Easter candy jars including a Cricut joy machine, mason jars, paint, decor and paintbrushes.

How to Make Pretty DIY Easter Candy Jars:

Thoroughly wash jars with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using. It’s also a good idea to wipe the jars with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any greasy spots.

Preparing the vinyl image

On a blank Design Space canvas, upload the Easter Egg SVG file and measure the glass jar and resize the eggs to fit on the jars as needed. We resized the largest to 3.75” high, the medium size to 2.25” high and the smallest eggs to 1” high.

Measuring the size of a mason jar.

Select “Make It” in Design Space and choose to cut without a mat.

Set material type to Smart Vinyl, Removable. Follow prompts for loading mat into Cricut Joy and cutting the Smart Vinyl. When the cut is complete, unload the vinyl.

Loading the Cricut Joy machine with silver vinyl.

Cut around each egg image with a pair of scissors. Using the weeding tool or your fingernails, peel away the excess vinyl around the vinyl-cut images and discard. 

Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the egg.

A piece of transfer tape next to an vinyl egg cutout.

Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape overtop of the vinyl image. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.

Putting transfer tape over the cut out vinyl Easter egg.

Peel away the backing, leaving the egg adhered to the transfer tape.

Vinyl Easter egg adhered to a piece of transfer tape.

Position the egg and transfer tape on to the smooth side of a mason jar and press in place in the middle of the jar. 

Placing the Easter egg vinyl onto a mason jar.

Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl egg design on the jar.  

Similarly, position the other eggs on to the remaining glass jars.

Vinyl Easter egg cut outs placed onto mason jars.

Painting the Jars

Using a medium sized paintbrush, apply Chalky Finish in Rejuvenate over the surface of the smallest jar including the vinyl eggs. Allow it to fully dry before applying a second coat of paint.

Painting a small mason jar with yellow paint.

Paint the medium sized jar in Delicate and the largest jar in Lace color.

Painted mason jars placed upside down.

Once dry, use the weeding tool or your fingernails to pick away and peel off the vinyl egg shapes and discard.

Peeling off the vinyl Easter eggs from the painted mason jars.

Finishing Touches

Using a fine grit sandpaper, gently sand the painted jars to distress the edges.

Using sandpaper to distress the painted mason jars.

To finish, apply a dab of glue to the top of the jar lid and press decorative bird’s nest on top and tie a piece of twine around the neck of the jars.

Fill with chocolate eggs or other Easter treats to enjoy!

Candy jar laying down with candy spilling out.
More Easter Crafting!

If you’re looking for more Easter crafts check out this chalky painted Easter wreath, bunny Easter garland or this simple Easter wreath.

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Easter candy jars made from mason jars and decorative twine and birds nest with text overlay.

Pretty DIY Easter Candy Jars

Jane and Sonja
Turn some empty glass jars into pretty Easter candy jars with this fun Cricut craft.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Glass Jars in assorted sizes with lids
  • Easter Egg SVG
  • Cricut Joy
  • Smart Vinyl Removable (in any color as it will be discarded, we used silver)
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Scissors
  • Weeding Tool optional
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Chalk Paint in Rejuvenate, Delicate and Lace
  • Paintbrush
  • Twine
  • Decorative bird on a nest
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
  • Sandpaper 200grit

Instructions
 

  • On a blank Design Space canvas, upload the Easter Egg SVG file.
  • Measure the glass jar and resize the eggs to fit on the jars as needed.
  • Select “Make It” in Design Space and choose to cut without a mat.
  • Follow prompts for loading mat into Cricut Joy and cutting the Smart Vinyl.
  • Cut around each egg image with a pair of scissors.
  • Peel away a piece of transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape overtop of the vinyl image. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
  • Peel away the backing, leaving the egg adhered to the transfer tape.
  • Position the egg and transfer tape on to the smooth side of a mason jar and press in place in the middle of the jar.
  • Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl egg design on the jar.
  • Similarly, position the other eggs on to the remaining glass jars.
  • Using a medium sized paintbrush, apply Chalky Finish in Rejuvenate over the surface of the smallest jar including the vinyl eggs.
  • Paint the medium sized jar in Delicate and the largest jar in Lace color.
  • Once dry, use the weeding tool or your fingernails to pick away and peel off the vinyl egg shapes and discard.
  • Using a fine grit sandpaper, gently sand the painted jars to distress the edges.
  • To finish, apply a dab of glue to the top of the jar lid and press decorative bird’s nest on top and tie a piece of twine around the neck of the jars.
  • Fill with Easter treats and chocolate eggs.
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Kate

Thursday 25th of March 2021

Super cute, thanks for sharing!

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