DIY Mason Jar Candy Pedestals


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DiY Mason Jar Candy Pedestals--so cute & super easy (and CHEAP) to make using mason jars & dollar store candlesticks!  Swap out candy to use for different holidays

I love to do crafts, but to be honest I don’t always have a lot of patience–or extra time–to invest into lengthy, time-consuming projects. I am all about squeezing in a little craftiness when you can! Luckily, these little candy jar pedestals, (of which I’ve been seeing various versions all over Pinterest), were a perfect project for that! The total time invested, not including the drying time, was probably about 15 minutes, split into short increments over the course of 2 days. It seriously could not have been any easier.


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What I really love about this project, however, is that though I wanted to make them to display Easter candy, they are neutral enough to work for other holidays too–just swap out the candy! I later ended up adding chalkboard lids to the top, simply because I was working on a different chalkboard paint project a few days after I finished these jars and I thought it would be a cute addition. Thus, the chalkboard paint is totally optional!

DIY Mason Jar Candy Pedestals project supplies.Here is what you need:

3 mason jars, in varying heights (You could also use clean pickle or other jars if you’d prefer)
3 lids & lid rings
3 glass candlesticks (from the dollar store)
hot glue (optional)
e-6000 glue
spray paint
chalkboard paint (optional)

Spray paint the mason jar lids and candle sticks. You can use any color you'd like, but white, gold, or silver looks best.

Step One: Lightly spray paint your lids and candlesticks; allow to dry, then spray again. Repeat until covered. If you like, you can hot glue the lids to the mason jar rings before or after spraying. I did it before but I wasn’t very careful so if you look close it looks kinda crappy. I think next time I would spray first, then hot glue.

Use a strong, clear drying glue to glue the candle sticks to the bottom of the mason jars.

Step Two:  After your candlesticks have dried completely, squirt some of the e-6000 glue on the base of your mason jars, let sit for 30 seconds, then set candlestick in place. Be sure to get it centered or your jar will sit crooked. (Not that I did that or anything. Nope, not me.)

Let the candle sticks dry, sitting upside down, for at least a day.

Step Three:  Let dry for 24 hours!

Make these candy jar pedestals customizable by adding chalkboard paint to the mason jar lids.

Step Four: (optional) Paint the tops of your lids with chalkboard paint to give it a little something extra. 🙂

You can use any candies you like for these candy jar pedestals. Easter candy makes these a perfect decoration.

Step Five:  Fill your jar with lots of Easter candy! Try not to eat it all in 2 days. (A big thank you to Hershey’s for this yummy basket full of goodies!)

DiY Mason Jar Candy Pedestals--so cute & super easy (and CHEAP) to make using mason jars & dollar store candlesticks!  Swap out candy to use for different holidays


  1. Simile
    March 25 at 11:15AM

    Love these!

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 29 at 08:18AM

      Thanks Simile! 🙂

  2. Darcy
    March 25 at 12:05PM

    I tend to stick to the quick & easy crafts so this one looks easy enough to actually give it a try! I love the chalkboard tops too.

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 29 at 08:19AM

      It is VERY easy, I promise! Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

  3. Christine
    March 25 at 04:15PM

    So cute! I’m definitely going to do these for the Easter candy this year, as opposed to letting all the loose candy fall to the bottom of the baskets and die a slow, dried out death! The kids are only interested in the peanut butter eggs and the bunnies anyway! More jellybeans for me! (On second thought…)

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 29 at 08:23AM

      Thanks Christine! Let me know how they turn out for you! 🙂

  4. Kristi
    March 25 at 07:40PM

    Cute idea! But I have to ask – how, oh how do you store all your craft supplies??? (Hint, hint – would love to see a post on how you organize your craft supplies!) I swear our craft supplies seem to multiply like bunnies and end up being stored here, there, and everywhere I can find room to stuff them!

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 29 at 08:22AM

      I know exactly what you mean! I have all the kid-friendly craft stuff stored in bins on shelves in our homeschool room and all my “mommy” craft supplies stored in cabinets in my home office/library. That seems to work pretty well. I will definitely consider doing a post about it soon!

  5. March 26 at 10:25AM

    So cute! I love how simple it is to create, but so fun and you can then do anything with them for displays or gifts!!
    Thanks for posting 🙂 Happy Easter!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 29 at 08:22AM

      Thanks Hannah!

  6. Sooo cute, Ruth! Pinning.

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 29 at 08:22AM

      Thanks Claire! 🙂

  7. February 6 at 11:43PM

    How cute! I’ve seen other things glued onto candlesticks, but I really like the mason jars!

  8. Vicky T
    February 22 at 10:59AM

    How adorable!!!

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  12. debra swatik
    November 10 at 10:14PM

    what kind of spray paint will work for glass though?

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 11 at 08:41PM

      I used Krylon indoor/outdoor spray paint for this project.

      • Rynae
        February 7 at 12:26PM

        Did you use white paint? It almost looks like a cream color in the picture.

        • Ruth Soukup
          February 7 at 05:15PM

          I did use a white spray paint. 🙂

  13. Rosella
    June 25 at 02:20PM

    My husband told me I had realized my life dream. Puzzled I asked hI’m what is that? He said you have craft crap in every corner of the house. I’m remodeling a craft room how can I organize everything and still use the room for a guest room. I need cabinets I think that I can open and close maybe something with folding doors

  14. Lori Anderson
    October 4 at 08:28PM

    I am going to try this. How many inches high are your candlesticks and do the bigger jars stay stable? Thank you.

  15. Anonymous
    October 28 at 11:46AM

    Can you use acrylic paint instead of spray paint?

  16. Marybeth
    November 7 at 09:14AM

    LOVE these! Sending to family and friends for Christmas, filled with delights. Also including candles to be used when not filled with treats. Thank you

  17. Christine
    March 24 at 08:06AM

    These are adorable! Dog treats can go in the jars for furry family members. But without my glasses, step one read “spray paint the kids.” This is why I don’t have children!!

  18. Dorie
    June 7 at 06:45PM

    Hi I love the mason jars with the candle stick holders it’s beautiful. Do I have to use spray paint or can I use my acrylic paint and brush. Thank you Dorie

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