DIY Decorative Easter Candy Jars

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It is an annual tradition to host a large Easter gathering at our home. We live on five acres so that equips us with a very large area for the kids to hunt Easter eggs. When hosting a lot of people, we are always looking for cute new ways to display our Easter candy and treats on the tabletop. These DIY Decorative Easter Candy Jars also serve as a great gift for guests!

DIY Decorative Easter Candy Jars

easter candy jars supplies


  • Mason Jar
  • Easter floral sprigs
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Spray Paint (your color of choice)

First you want to glue down the top of your canning jar lid into the outer ring. Since you will be gluing your Easter decorations on top of the lid, you don’t want it to fall out. Hot glue dries fast, so there is no wait time after gluing the lid before painting.

spray paint lid for easter candy jars

I used a light green spray paint, to keep with the pastel color theme of Easter. Let your lids sit outside to dry for at least 30 minutes. While they are drying you can start preparing your decorations.

trim easter floral sprigs

You can find Easter floral sprigs in the floral department of Walmart, your one-stop for all Easter needs. Another great option is craft foam eggs. If you can’t find them pre-made like I did, you can spray paint and glitter plain white foam eggs from the craft section.

Clip the pieces you want to glue on your Easter candy jar off the sprig with scissors. 

Craft Tip: lay out the pieces on top of your lid before gluing items down to make sure you have the desired placement.

DIY decorative easter candy jars

Once you hot glue down your Easter floral decor, the lids are ready to be placed on your jars. Now comes the fun part! Filling with candy…

I love the MARS Easter candy selection! Right now you can earn up to $3.00 with the free Ibotta app when you purchase your Easter candy at Walmart.

I was excited to see the new Walmart exclusive M&M’S® White Chocolate. I prefer white chocolate over dark chocolate every day. The pastel colors of the M&M’S® Milk Chocolate and M&M’S® White Chocolate make the perfect choice to go in our Easter candy jars.

The new M&M’S® White Chocolate are filled with even more delicious yumminess than the original ones. See the difference in size?! These can be found exclusively at Walmart!

Kids are not the only ones that deserve an Easter basket filled with goodies. I love putting together little gifts for the adults that attend our annual Easter gathering. Instead of just pouring candy into the jars, we put together this Easter trail mix.

Easter Trail Mix Ingredients:

  • Mini Marshmallows – 1 cup
  • Pretzel Sticks – 2 cups
  • Skittles® Original – 1/2 cup
  • M&M’S® Milk Chocolate – 1/2 cup
  • M&M’S® White Chocolate – 1/2 cup

Our family loves Skittles® Original. Although they aren’t pastel in color, I picked out the yellow, green and orange to add to our mix. Not only did I want to keep the color scheme similar for Easter, but truthfully I wanted to keep all the reds for myself.

To make the Easter trail mix we evenly mixed all the above ingredients in the jars. 

Now add your adorable decorative lids to your Easter jars.

I couldn’t forget our favorite MARS variety bag! For Easter the candy wrappers are pastel foil. Snickers is my favorite, wrapped in purple.

Which Easter candy is your favorite?


  1. These Easter jars are so cute. Love them
    Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again.

  2. That’s so sweet and it’s perfect for Easter or any other holiday occasion too. I’m dying to try those white chocolate M&Ms. White chocolate’s my favourite

  3. Cute idea, but I’d be afraid of the pain flaking off and contaminating the candy. Is this paint food safe? Have you experienced problems with paint peeling off?

    1. The paint is only on the outside top of the lid. There is no paint on the underneath area of the lid so it never touches the treats inside. The paint does not chip off either.

  4. That little bunny is adorable! These would be the perfect addition to Easter baskets, especially since I could buy the candy in bulk and just divvy it out. Thanks for sharing your craft with us at Merry Monday this week!

  5. It is always fun when food can also be home decor! I love this craft that anyone can do and have Featured this post at this week’s Merry Monday party. Pinned. Thanks for partying with us.

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