Too-Cute Candy Jars for Adorable Easter Baskets

Hop into Easter with these effortlessly fun candy jar crafts.

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Sure, you could toss some candy in a basket and call it a day. Or, you could craft a sweet candy jar that will be loved for years to come. Bunnies, chicks and an earthy green meadow are just three possibilities to help you create a memorable Easter basket.

Hoppin’ Candy Holder

A Jar Full of Candy Decorated Like an Easter Bunny

Glass Easter Bunny DIY Candy Jar

This glass jar has been decorated to look like a pink Easter bunny and filled with pink candy. A crown of candy wrapper roses around the lid of the jar tops of the Spring-time look.

Photo by: Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis

Materials Needed

  • jar
  • candy chews
  • printer paper
  • white, black and pink paint pens
  • clear tape
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • cotton ball

To create a pretty pink bunny jar, start by filling your jar with pink candies and tightening the lid. Use white, black and pink paint pens to draw two eyes and a nose on the jar. Next, cut two paper bunny ears and use a pink marker to fill in the center of each ear. To create a sweet flower crown, fold candy wrappers, cut strips about halfway through and roll them up. Secure the rolled wrappers with tape and, if a fuller flower is desired, simply roll multiple candy wrappers together.

Once you have enough flowers, glue them across the front of the lid and place the ears on the back of the lid. Finish off the look by gluing a cotton-ball tail to the back of the jar.

Magical Jellybean Meadow

A Glass Jar of Candy Made to Look Like A Magical Meadow

A Magical Meadow Easter Candy Jar

This glass jar has been filled with candy and made to look like a magical meadow with green felt, craft moss and an assortment of faux flora and fauna.

Photo by: Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis

Materials Needed

  • jar
  • green felt
  • crafting moss
  • scissors
  • assorted faux flora and fauna
  • parchment
  • twine
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • green jellybeans
  • popsicle stick

Making a magical meadow jar may seem complicated, but it is much easier than it looks. First, fill your jar with 2 inches of jelly beans. Next, stack a piece of green felt and a piece of crafting moss together and use the lid of the jar as a guide to cut the materials into a circle. If your jar is slightly larger than the lid, adjust the size of your circle accordingly when cutting. Once cut, use hot glue to accessorize the crafting moss with a variety of faux flora and fauna. Place the felt and moss into the jar using the felt to create a barrier between the crafting moss and the candy. If you’re having trouble getting them in place, use a popsicle stick to manipulate the pieces.

Polish off the look by wrapping a piece of parchment around the lid and tying off with twine. Now just glue a few mini flowers and branches to the twine, attach the lid, and you're all set.

Freshly Hatched Fun

Candy Jars Made to Look Like Hatching Chicks

A Group of Yellow Easter Chick Candy Jars

These jars have been filled with candy and painted to look like hatching eggs. The jars are then topped with a decorated pompom to look like a chick is hatching from the candy jar egg.

Photo by: Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis

Materials Needed

  • rounded jar
  • paint brush
  • white acrylic paint
  • yellow pompom
  • googly eyes
  • orange felt
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • popsicle stick
  • yellow feather
  • yellow jellybeans

For this Easter chick, choose a rounded glass jar. Use white acrylic paint to create a cracked egg border around the jar. Next, attach two googly eyes to a yellow pompom. Make a beak by folding a small square of orange felt over itself in a triangle shape and hot gluing in place. Glue the long side of the felt beak to the pompom.

Before putting the glue gun away, glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the pompom and a yellow feather to the top. Once dry, fill the jar with yellow jelly beans and place the popsicle stick down inside the beans. Just like that, you have a freshly hatched chick just in time for Easter.

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