December 5, 2012

Christmas Kisses Treat Jars

I want to share a simple little treat that can either be made for your little ones as a special Christmas gift, or you can let them be hands on with this project as these would also make great Christmas teacher gifts! 

My boys love helping out, especially in the kitchen, so they would love to give their teacher's something they helped make for the holidays!

For these Christmas Kisses Treat Jars we'll need two main ingredients:
3 jars and Christmas Hershey Kisses (2 bags).

I like the quilted Mason jars for this project, but you could also use smooth Mason jars.

Divide the Hershey Kisses by color then place each color in a jar.

Spray paint one lid white, one black, and one green.

Once dry, replace the lids on the jars.
Match the white lid with the red Hershey Kisses, the black lid with the silver, and the green lid with the green.

The red Hershey Kisses are meant to represent Santa Claus, and the green a Christmas elf.

They both would typically wear belts, so wrap glitter ribbon around each jar and glue it in place.
I used black for Santa and gold for the elf.

Once secure, use glitter glue to draw a belt buckle on the ribbon.

The silver Hershey Kisses with the black lid is our snowman.

Glue 3 black pom poms down the front of the jar to represent a snowman's coal buttons.

Make 3 little tags and label them Santa Kisses, Snowman Kisses, and Elf Kisses
and tie them on with some ribbon.

You can write the child's name on the back of the tag.
Or, if they are helping make them for their teachers, write the teacher's name on the back.

Quick, simple, festive, and cute!!

This project was original shared as part of Design Dazzle's Christmas Wonderful series.


  1. These jars would make the cutest gifts.

  2. These are so adorable and creative Michele! I love them all! That glitter ribbon is just perfect on them!

  3. These treat jars are so "Sweet", what a cute and clever idea. Thanks for the simple tutorial and wonderful idea!

  4. So cute!! I love it :) Visiting from Catch a Glimpse Party - thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!


  5. Love your blog, and always receive your Emails updating me on weekly events. Have yourself a Happy Holiday!

    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! That mean a lot to me. :) Happy Holidays to you as well!

  6. Oh before I forget, my favorite thing in your Giveaway is the Josh Groban album. Have a great day!

  7. These are absolutely adorable! Great idea! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great weekend! :)

  8. Super Cute! Love the way you separated the colors so the Santa suit, elf and snowman came across, clever!

  9. so cute Michele!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Happy Holidays!

  10. lovely! Do you get to eat the leftovers if there are too many of a certain color?

  11. Simply adorable & clever!!

  12. Very cute jars! I found you through I heart Naptime link party!


  13. Such a cute idea! Those jars are so easy to find too. I'm definitely making these!

  14. love your kiss jars Michele! very cute with the glittered ribbon.

  15. Wow, that is a great last minute gift idea! My kids would love this. Thanks for sharing.

  16. You always have THE cutest things:-) Love this simple and easy gift idea!!!

  17. I love these! Just wanted to let you know that I featured you in my 15 Homemade Gift Ideas post!


  18. Pinning this for future reference! Love this idea...wonder how to change it up for Valentine's Day, etc....hmmm... Merry Christmas!

  19. oh wow...I love this kisses, but I can´t buy this Sweets here in Germany...You are so lucky and your jars are so cute.
    so many greetings from Germany :o)


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