Tuesday, March 5, 2013
How to make a Candy Jar for Candy Bar
I finally did it! I hosted my first event in my home! It only took 7 years but I finally did it! Sure I have hosted family gatherings, like Thanksgiving, and two church gatherings. But those I did when I first moved into my home. I use to say it was because I didn't know any better. My house wasn't decorated enough, painted enough, pretty enough etc. But you know what? It is never going to meet my standards and I had to come to terms with that reality...or my perception of reality. I read a blog post once about not waiting for your house to be ready for guests because it will never be ready. That the most important part of hosting people for a gathering or for the weekend is to make them feel comfortable and at home. It was a great article. If I find it again, I will update this one with the link. I read it years ago, but it planted a small seed. A seed so small that it took years for it to break through the ground and finally bear fruits.
I decided to use Pinterest for ideas and I fell in love with Candy Bars. Not like a Hershey's candy bar but a bar much like an alcohol bar but filled with candy instead of spirits. But I knew I didn't want to break the bank so I had to improvise.In this video, I will show you how I took two vases from the dollar store and made my own candy jars for a Candy Bar. I originally saw a similar idea on Pinterest, using mason jars. Those can be seen at http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2011/04/pickle-jar-project.html. However, I didn't have any mason jars so I bought a few candle holders for the tops. These candy jars are so easy to make and inexpensive.
- candle stick holder (dollar store)
- wider candle holder jar or bowl (dollar store)
- strong liquid adhesive ( I used E6000 which can be found at most hobby stores)
- candy (optional)
- candy scoop (optional)
- any items you want to use to decorate jar (optional)
Make sure both the top and bottom candle holders are clean and dry. Put glue on both holders where they will connect. Since the glass in not porous, wait 2 minutes and then put the two items together. Make sure the top is center. Allow to dry for 48 to 72 hours before using.
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