How to make your own Valentine Candy Jar

Many of us buy boxed candy for someone we love on Valentine’s Day usually wasting some of it because it’s not exactly the kind of chocolate we love! I, on the other hand, am one of those people who much prefers those hand made gifts. This blog post will show you how to make your own Valentine candy jar and fill it with the perfect candy!

Valentine’s Day…the day of love and chocolate!  In reality when you love someone you should show them everyday not just on a day assigned on the calendar!  BUT it sure is fun to do something a little extra special and sometimes even corny for the one you love.  To me February 14th is all about that little extra day of fun.

DIY Valentine Candy Jar for your Valentine -


Valentine Candy Jar with Chocolate kisses

Supplies List:

Valentine Glass Candy Jar

I took the metal lid and spray painted it white first.  After the paint dried I used a piece of scrapbook paper from my stash to add to the top.

DIY Valentine Candy Jar supplies

Using Mod Podge is an easy way to add paper to the lid.  I added the glue to the bottom of the paper to stick it down, then I put a layer across the top to seal the paper.  The Mod Podge looks clear when it dries.

DIY Valentine Candy Jar using Mod Podge and scrapbook paper

I taped a heart stencil to one side of the candy jar then filled it in with some red paint.  I always press too hard when I use a stencil so I have to get the extra paint off when I’m done.  I just use a Q-tip with a little water and wipe it off while the paint is still wet.

How to stencil a Valentine Candy Jar

Valentine Candy Jar with stenciled painted heart

I filled it with Hershey’s Kisses and wrote Kiss Me with a Sharpie.

Valentine Kiss Me Candy Jar

I think it turned out so cute! I admit it’s also a little corny too…BUT that makes it even better to me!

I also created a simple DIY Valentine Banner and a DIY Wooden Love Sign this year and I have to say…I’m loving them both! 😉

Do you give store bought or personalized Valentine’s gifts? Also, do you prefer flowers, chocolate or BOTH?

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Valentines Day Candy Jar Craft to do with kids that is easy, fun and thoughtful

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