One of my favorite co-workers is leaving our group to take on another job with the company. Over the last year I’ve enjoyed having her occupy the office next to me. I wanted to send her off with something fun and inexpensive. She is always asking me if I have any gum so that’s how I came up with the candy jar.
All you need is:
- empty jar with an opening big enough for a hand to fit through (I used a large pickle jar)
- spray paint: a color of your choice and chalkboard paint
- rubber band or ponytail band
- cardboard or some type of label
- candy, gum, etc. of your choice
Remove paper label from the empty jar and wash thoroughly. Spray paint the lid color of your choice. I used Rust Oleum silver metallic. Make a label a size of your choice out of cardboard and spray with chalkboard paint. Fill the jar with the candy and gum. Punch a hole in the label and loop a rubber band through it and then around the circumference of the jar opening. I used a unused colored ponytail holder. I also fed the ribbon through the punched label hole and tied a bow. Use the chalk to label the jar.
Simple to make and it will look adorable sitting on my co-workers desk.
I’m also thinking if I had a child still in elementary school filling small jelly jars with pens, pencils, jelly beans, etc., would make adorable end-of-the-year teacher gifts.
How have you reused jars besides pouring the fat from fried hamburger in them?
I may be linking up to a few of my favorite parties this week…