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Jack-O-Lantern Treat Jars

These Jack-o-lantern treat jars can be filled with sweet treats and look so cute on display!

Jack-o-lantern treat jars
Are these jack-o-lantern treat jars not the cutest? I was definitely inspired by my DIY Pumpkin Jars when I created these. You can fill them with orange treats to decorate your home (and sneak a snack periodically), or stuff them with orange tissue paper to give them that pumpkin look.

They are really simple to make with just a handful of supplies! And who doesn’t love a good Mason jar craft?

Jack-o-lantern treat jars
To make these Jack-o-lantern treat jars you need:
Jars (I like the quilted jars for this project)
Green spray paint (I used Krylon Seaweed)
Black felt
Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses (or some other orange candy)

Jack-o-lantern treat jars
Spray paint the lids of the jars green.

Fill the jars with the Hershey Kisses. The Pumpkin Spice Kisses are perfect for this with their orange wrapping.

Cut Jack-o-lantern faces out of the black felt and glue them to the jars.

You can stop here, or continue on by adding a decorative stem to the top of the jars.

I scoured my backyard for a twig of just the right width  to look right on the jars. When I found it, I cut it into ~2.5″ pieces. One end I cut flat and the other end slanted to look more pumpkin stem-ish. I sanded the twig so the ends would be smooth. I also sanded the sides to remove any excess debris that might be holding on to the twig. Hot glue the flat end of the twig to the center of the jar lid.

You may also want to add some raffia or ribbon to the base of the “stem” for decorative effect.

halloween treat jars
For the smallest jar I simply added two triangle eyes due to its short size. I think it still gives the jack-o-lantern effect. Especially when paired with his taller buddies.

Jack-o-lantern treat jars
Halloween decorations (or any decorations for that matter) with treats in them is always good with me! And these would be fun in any room of the house!

Jack-o-lantern treat jars
Wouldn’t these make cute teacher or neighbor Halloween gifts? They would be super fun to pass around!


>> See where I party! <<

This project was originally posted October, 2013.

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Thursday 11th of October 2018

What a fabulously cute project Michele and a great one for the kids to help with too!! Thank you for sharing your Jack-o-lantern treat jars at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party this week. I'm delighted to be featuring them at tonight's party and pinning too. Hugs, Kerryanne

Richella J Parham

Thursday 11th of October 2018

These are absolutely adorable. What a great idea! This would make a fun teacher gift, wouldn't it?

Thanks so much for sharing these at the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!


Tuesday 9th of October 2018

These are so cute. You are my pick for "favorites" on Waste Not Wednesday


Monday 8th of October 2018

Cool! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to have you join again next week!

Theresa Huse

Friday 5th of October 2018

Such a cute idea and easy too. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned and sharing.

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