Thursday, September 30, 2010

Autumn Candy Jars

It's officially Autumn which means routines are in full swing. School, cross country, Tuesday morning Bible studies, men's group, women's group, home group... Do I need to keep going? Or do you get where I'm going with this?
Last week my women's group started up again. I am SUPER excited, we're studying different books of the Bible. Anyway, last week we got together to plan the upcoming year over a very yummy dinner. An e-mail was sent out in advance for volunteer to bring salad, drinks, dessert, etc.. I missed the e-mail. That is until the day before we met. Everything for the meal was covered so I had to come up with something else for the ladies, and quick.
I had some baby food jars a friend had given me and a couple bags of M&M's in the Autumn colors. Idea!!
I'll decorate some baby food jars, fill them with candy and voila... gifts for the ladies.
I used my Cricut and the Give a Hoot cartridge to make little tags.
I painted the lids a chocolate brown color to cover the Gerber label and sell by date. Then to decorate the actual jar I used my hot glue gun and a few different materials. I wrapped jute, ribbon and raffia around the jars. (Yikes! Blurry picture, sorry.)
Then used jute or raffia to tie the labels on. Add some colorful M&M's (peanut and regular) and I was done. Literally just in time to walk out the door. Whew that was close!
Here is the final product.
Autumn Blessings.


  1. Adorable! And quick thinking! I think I might do something similar for a's Halloween party.

  2. How clever you are - they are so cute! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!


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  3. And I was sooo happy to be the recipient of one of those cute jars!!! Thanks again girl! Love you!!!

  4. I need a baby so I can have some baby food jars!! LOL I keep seeing everyone making fabulous things out of them. Yours look great!

  5. These are the cutest! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!