Today I have an easy and sweet Easter treat for you to make; Easter Bunny Candy Jars!
You can use mason jars if you want, but an even better option (because they are smoother) are recycled glass containers from jams or spaghetti sauces.
I made a few mistakes in making these, so this post is going to be a “Do as I say, not as I do” sort of thing. I’ve taken the ‘learning the hard way’ out of it for you – just because I love you that much.
First off, wipe down the outside of your jars with rubbing alcohol. This will remove any soap residue and will help your adhesive vinyl to stick better. (fewer gaps for paint to squeeze under)
Choose your design, size them to fit your jars and then cut out your bunny or chick images using your Silhouette (or like) machine on adhesive vinyl. I chose a simple bunny silhouette image and I chose a more elaborate dancing bunnies image – honestly, go for simple – it’s the candy that will steal the show regardless.
Now all you have to do is paint! The girls and I each made an Easter treat jar and we used dollar store craft paint – it worked, but it’s not durable. If you don’t want the paint to scratch off, you’ll want to use a spray paint with primer in it. Do a few light coats on the outside of the jar (no paint on the inside, that’s where the food is going).
While the paint is still wet, carefully peel your adhesive vinyl off with tweezers. I left my stickers on until the paint was dry and when I peeled them off, they took bits of the paint with them – that’s why I’m suggesting you peel when everything is still tacky. (that’s why the pink jar remains in the background of all of these shots – it had a few mess-ups that weren’t photo-worthy)
We added a bit of scrap fabric to cover the lids of our Easter treat jars and a bow to hold it in place and then filled them with colourful Easter candy.
I should give you a heads up – the larger the jar, the more candy you need. Obvious I know, but to fill these three jars with candies, my Bulk Barn bill came to $30. Thank God I didn’t have any Costco-sized jars around lol.
There are cheaper ways to give an Easter treat, but none that are as cute as these. Have some fun with the kids today and make your own Easter Bunny treat jars!
Have a great one!