Jar Lid Candy Craft

Jar Lid Candy Craft

Discover how easy it is to recycle a couple of jar lids into on over-sized piece of peppermint candy. You can use it as a Christmas tree ornament or as a gift topper. It can even be a gift if you fill the jar lids with holiday candy or a small trinket.  If you are decorating a tree that is outside, these ornaments are perfect (minus the candy) since they are snow and rain proof!

Supplies Need to Make this Candy Craft:

  • 2 Jar Lids of the Same Size
  • Paint (optional)
  • Small Candies or Trinkets (optional)
  • Washi Tape
  • Cellophane
  • Twine or Yarn

Tools Needed:

  • Paint Brush (optional)
  • Scissors

Make sure your jar lids are clean and dry. If they are not white (or another solid color of your liking) paint them. Let the paint dry.

Fill the Jar Lid With Candy

Set the lids on your tabletop. Place small candies or gifts in one of the lids. If you want your finished craft to be a permanent ornament that won’t be opened, you will want to skip this step.

place one lid over the other

Carefully set the second lid on top of the first one. Try to line up all of the edges.

wrap washi tape around lid

Hold the lids together and carefully wrap a piece of Washi tape around the lids.

wrap a second piece of washi tape

Wrap a second piece of Washi tape around the lids.  This piece should cross through the center of the first piece.

finish the washi tape

Use two more piece of Washi tape and wrap them around the lids. Of course, these are only suggestions. You can wrap your lids however you like. Just make sure you go around them enough to hold them tightly together.

wrap lids in cellophane

Cut a piece of cellophane that is wide enough to wrap around the jar lids.  Lay the cellophane flat on a table and set the jar lid candy on the center of the cellophane. Roll the cellophane around the candy.

 tie both side of cellophane

Cut two pieces of twine or yarn. Tie them on either side of the candy.

finish making the candy ornament

Trim the twine or yarn and then trim the cellophane so your jar lid now looks like a wrapped peppermint candy.


6 comments for “Jar Lid Candy Craft

  1. evelyn currey
    12/13/2013 at 10:09 am

    I love this idea. Where did you get the white jar lids though?

  2. 01/02/2014 at 6:24 pm

    This is a cool idea, thank you for sharing it!

  3. Jenny Pepper
    05/19/2015 at 4:53 am

    What a lovely idea! You could hang some on a Christmas tree or make an advent calendar with them.

    • 05/19/2015 at 7:15 am

      Thanks Jenny… An advent calendar is a wonderful idea1

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