These candlestick candy jars were so easy to make and are going to be a great centerpiece for my son’s upcoming bug party. I found the mercury glass candlesticks at Target on clearance after the holidays for $6-8 each. I scoped out HomeGoods for weeks to find the perfect jars. Finally, I found some pretty little jars with slim waistlines. I loved the unique shape and the $1.99 price tag.
To make, I used E6000 to glue the jars to the candlesticks. Apply the glue around the rim of the candlestick and set the jar on top. Make sure the jar is straight and centered. I had two different height candlesticks and chose jars all the same size. Alternatively, you could use different size jars for more variety. I preferred these smaller jars, because it will require less candy to fill them up.
The jars have a simple screw off top. To dress them up I added a cabinet knob. I found these nickel cabinet knobs at Target. The 4-pack was $4.99. I used E6000 to glue the knobs to the lids. Apply the glue on the bottom of the knob and then stick onto the lid. Make sure the knob is centered on the lid.
This was the easiest DIY project I have done in a long time and I love the results. Each jar came out to only $10! These jars are going to look fabulous holding gummy worms, rolly pollies (aka raisinettes), and beetles (m&m’s) for the bug party.
The only thing I am trying to figure out is if I still like the mercury glass candlesticks. Actually, I know I still like those, but the stainless steel jar lids clash a bit, since the mercury glass has more of a gold undertone. I think the nickel knobs look fine. I am debating painting the stainless steel white or another color. What do you think?