Dollar Store Candy Jar


IMG_3417Tomorrow (in case you forgot) is Valentines Day.  I have a love-hate relationship with this day.  While I hate the idea that Hallmark and society have orchestrated a day to celebrate love, I love the origin and meaning behind the day.  If you’re like me (procrastinator), then you’ll be running around like crazy today in search of valentines for those dearest to you and the 60+ kids in your children’s classrooms.

Thanks to my wonderful MOPS group, I have the perfect solution for the kids teachers (and a few close friends) this year and had to share it with you.  It’s super quick and easy to make and {most} everything can be found in your house or the closest dollar store.

Here’s what you will need:IMG_3415

1 Jar with lid

1 Candlestick

Serious Glue – like E6000

Ribbon/Spray Paint {optional}



Instructions: Glue jar to candlestick.  Fill jar with candy.  If desired, spray paint all, some or none of it (this step can also be done before gluing it together).  Decorate with ribbon or other embellishments.

For my jar the lid and the candlestick were spray painted with a pearly cream spray paint.  I then tied a black ribbon around the lip of the jar, tied an accent ribbon to the knot, and added a butterfly pin through the knot of the ribbon.  Simple, easy and totally doable in about 10 minutes.  Unbelievably cute and appropriate for any holiday you could think of if Valentine’s is not your thing.

Enjoy 🙂  And Happy Valentines Day.


  1. Whether you’re displaying candy or another kind of small snack in your jars, chances are high that you’ll situate your display either on your store’s countertop or on a wire display rack.


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