Trick or Treat is always a highlight as October begins her slide to November.
It’s always fun choosing candy (that I would like) and giving handfuls out to the princesses and supermen that ring the door bell or call, “Trick or treat!“at my door.
Since I’m all about the treats and not the tricks (I’ll leave the tricks to those of you who are naturally practical jokers), I’ve come up with a fun gift or treat container to keep on your desk or display somewhere in your home. And yes… it’s in one of my favorite containers… a mason jar.
Today I’m joining with a wonderful group of bloggers
to bring you a new monthly series…
Mason Jar Monday
This monthly blog hop is dedicated to projects and recipes in a… you got it!
At the end of this post… you’ll have an opportunity to visit all these fabulous blogs taking part in this month’s event – Halloween Mason Jars.
Most home decor or crafty creations I make are usually made from scratch.
But, since everyone does not have the time or inclination… today’s project is actually an assembly of items you can pick up at your favorite craft store, mine came from Hobby Lobby.
You’ll want to make several of these Trick or Treat candy jars. One for you and several to give away.
Easy Trick or Treat Mason Jar Candy Holder
- Pint-sized Mason or Ball Jar
- Black lid
- Black knob
- Orange Trick or Treat Ribbon or Pumpkin Ribbon
- Paper Cupcake Topper or Halloween Tags
- Scissors or Small Paper Punch
Note: I purchased all the items, except the candy, for this project at Hobby Lobby.
For your convenience I added my Amazon affiliate links to all the supplies, they may
be slightly different than the items in my project. I may a small commission from
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- Poke a hole in the center of the lid, the size of the knob’s screw shaft. A drill and bit is quickest.
- Slip the knob shaft through the hole and attach the knob snugly to the lid
- Fill with candy
- Carefully wiggle the wood pick from the Trick or Treat cupcake topper until it’s released and you have a tag
- Poke or punch a hole in the top of your Trick or Treat tag
- Wrap your ribbon around the neck of the jar to see how much ribbon you’ll need. Allow plenty of extra for tying.
- Thread the Trick or Treat tag on the ribbon, add a strand or two of ribbon as shown and tie the ribbon snugly around the jar.
- Treat someone with a Mason Jar filled with candy treats.
These Trick or Treat mason jar candy holders are so fun and easy to create, be sure to pick up supplies to make several.
This project was almost free for me. When we went to the store to purchase our candy pumpkins we discovered they were on sale this week…. two bags for $6, regularly $3.99. They aren’t Godiva Chocolates, but they aren’t free either. After we went through the check lane, we looked at our receipt and realized that we were charged $3.99. Because the store wasn’t busy, we took the time to go to the customer service desk to ask if we needed to purchase two bags to get the sale price. (I so dislike that policy.) But, to our surprise, at 9 PM we were the first to notice that the mellowcreme pumpkins were not in the “system” at the sale price. So… because Michigan has a law for these kinds of retail infractions… we were given back our ninety-nine cents AND five dollars. Wow! What a treat! Thank you Lord!!
This isn’t the first time that we’ve been blessed this way… but it was a long time ago.
One year we went to the store on Saturday to do our weekly shopping and to pick up items for our church’s food pantry drive. I think there was some sort of weekend sale because it was close to Thanksgiving. Again… we were on our way out the door and I was scanning the receipt and I noticed the sale items were not rung up at the sale price. At first I was frustrated. But, the person at the customer service desk proceeded to give us back the cost of each item, that was rung up incorrectly due to a computer error, and then some. When we got home from the store we realized that all the food we purchased for the food pantry did not cost us a dime. I know… amazing. I love how God delights in giving good gifts to his children. That was the beginning of our realization that even if it is a sacrifice to give… God has a way of blessing us for our giving.
Take some time this week to bless someone. It might be gifting someone with a fun Trick or Treat mason jar like this one… treating someone to lunch… or surprising a busy or sick friend with a pot of chili or an easy fall meal that will bless her and her family. Funny how it is… when we do the treating… we get a blessing as big if not bigger than the recipient.
Who will you treat?
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