DIY Halloween Gifts in a Jar

By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
October 30, 2013

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We love chocolate in our home!   In fact, I don’t think we are ever without chocolate (*raises my hand* I, Shannon Gosney, love chocolate and have a constant stash in our home).  While my family and I love to eat chocolate, I also find that chocolate makes great gifts.  So I wanted to come up with an easy and fun craft for both kids and parents to make and give to others.  I wanted a gift idea that was easy, budget-friendly and cute.  I thought the Do-It-Yourself Halloween Gift in a Jar would be perfect!

If you’re looking to add a unique touch to your Halloween gifts, consider customizing them with a spooky design. For example, you could create boxers with face on them featuring a Jack-o’-lantern or a ghostly figure. This would be a fun and playful gift idea for someone with a sense of humor and would add a touch of Halloween spirit to their wardrobe. Another option could be to create a gift box filled with Halloween-themed treats, such as chocolate-covered pretzels shaped like witches’ brooms or pumpkin-shaped cookies. Adding a personal touch to your gifts is a great way to show your loved ones how much you care, while also making the gift-giving experience even more memorable.

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As part of this project, I received a large box of Hershey’s candies.  Oh my gosh, I was so excited to break open the box!  I wasn’t the only one though.  As soon as my boys noticed it, they immediately began asking for some to eat – ha ha!  Ok, yes, I definitely did give them some and of course had a few myself.  Their favorites were the Orange-Colored Kit Kat Candy Bars, the Hershey Snack Size Candy Bars, the Pumpkin-Shaped York Peppermint Patties and the Jolly Rancher Caramel Apple Lollipops.

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Aside from snacking on these delicious Hershey’s candy items, it was time to create my DIY Halloween Gift in a Jar.  And of course I had to have a bowl of candy on the side to snack on!  Here are the items you need to create your own DIY Halloween Gift in a Jar.

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– Jar with lid
– Multi-colored candies
– Halloween Napkin (if you don’t happen to have Halloween fabric laying around the house)


1 – Remove the lid (disc and ring) and fill the jar with multi-colored candies.

2 – Place the disc on top of the jar.

3 – Cut a square shape of a Halloween napkin (or fabric) and place over the disc.

4 – Thread the ring on over the napkin.

5 – If you are making this gift with kids, consider letting them decorate with the Halloween foam stickers.

6 – You can add a tag or special note to the jar.

This Halloween, stop by the store and pick up some Hershey’s goodies for your Halloween guests (and some for you too).

What is your favorite Hershey’s candies?
What would you include in your Halloween Gift in a Jar?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

8 Responses to “DIY Halloween Gifts in a Jar”

  1. Julie Wood says:

    This is such a awesome idea to give out these Halloween gifts in a jar. I would love to get one of these and make these for my family. Such an easy yummy idea!

  2. Nichol says:

    These came out great. I love making jar gifts, so easy and fun! PS: I love chocolate too:)

  3. Blessie Nelson says:

    ooooh! The candy jars are literally smoking with spookiness!

  4. Janet W. says:

    We have so much extra candy, I think I’ll make a jar like this for my grandson’s teacher as a special treat! Cute idea!

  5. cheryl c. says:

    Cute idea! I may do something like this for Christmas.

  6. Cynthia R says:

    How cute, who wouldn’t love such a yummy treat!

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