How to Make a Santa Candy Jar

By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
December 1, 2015

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I remember when I was a kid, our mom would put out a Sandy Candy Jar filled with Hershey’s Kisses at Christmas time. They were the red and green holiday ones! It was something I literally looked forward to every single year! Unfortunately, that Santa Candy Jar is no longer around, so I got my creative juices going and designed one myself. I have to say that I did a pretty good job for not being extremely crafty! Hey, practice makes perfect so maybe I’ll get better at making crafts all together. Here’s how to make Santa Candy Jar.

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You need the following items:

  • Santa Hat (I took mine off a bear I bought at Joann’s, but you can also find tutorials on how to make one)
  • Hurricane Jar or round glass container
  • Google Eyes
  • Cotton Balls
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Hershey’s Kisses (red, green and silver)


1 – Use the Elmer’s Craft Bond to secure the Google Eyes on the Hurricane Jar.

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2 – Cut a round circle out of pink felt for the note. Secure onto the jar with Elmer’s Craft Bond.

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3 – Stretch out cotton balls to look like a beard (enough to where you don’t tear it). Spray Elmer’s Craft Bond on Hurricane Jar and press cotton on to the jar. Once beard is in place, cut out half circle with pink felt and spray the back of it. Then place in between beard.

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4 – Fill jar with Hershey’s Kisses (red, green and silver variety).

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5 – Top off with Santa Hat!

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This is a great family craft that can last years to come. I have fond memories of this Santa Candy Jar from when I was a kid and hope my kids will enjoy it as well in the years to come! Have fun making it! Merry Christmas everyone!

Who in your family would enjoy the Santa Candy 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.

32 Responses to “How to Make a Santa Candy Jar”

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  2. Cynthia R says:

    This would be a fun cute project for the kids to do during their break.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is seriously cute. Who wouldn’t love getting one of those as a Christmas gift?

  4. OMG, this is the cutest candy jar ever! I’ve got to make a few of these.

  5. lisa says:

    This is such a cute jar! I would love to make this for candy treats in our house!

  6. Jeanette says:

    That is REALLY cute! I am trying to think of ideas to give to my son’s teacher for christmas this might be perfect!

  7. Liz Mays says:

    Now that is adorable. I think a Santa candy jar would look really cute on our family room table!

  8. Those are so adorable, I can’t wait to make some. I’ve got to make my mom one, she eats Hershey’s Kisses on a daily basis.

  9. Miles L. says:

    This looks nice and easy to create. I am sure that kids will love making it.

  10. That is a fabuous and very artistic idea. I will show this to my daughter and I am sure she would love try to make it.

  11. My daughter would love making this so much. I especially love the beard. The santa looks so jolly.

  12. Angie says:

    Yum. This is adorable and filled with delicious chocolate, I love it!

  13. What a cute idea! You are so creative. I would like to try this project.

  14. This is so cute and easy to make. I wil have to get the supplies i need to make this on the weekend.

  15. Melissa says:

    This is such a fun and cute idea. My daughter would enjoy making this with me so she could give one to her teacher.

  16. ashleigh says:

    What a cute idea. I love candy jars, they are so much better than candy lying around.

  17. Rosie says:

    Everyone would love this! I like the way the candy is slightly incognito – but the important people know where to find a treat! That came out adorable and is a nice tradition!

  18. Michele D says:

    What a cute DIY Santa Jar. That would be a prefect gift for a teacher too! Love it!

  19. April Mims says:

    This is such a cute candy jar! It would be perfect to have on my desk at work.

  20. Dawn says:

    This candy jar looks so adorable. I love how easy it seems to be to make!

  21. ricci says:

    That Santa candy jar is super cute!! I love what is in it better!! LOL!!

  22. This is so cute! How easy this would be for my boys to make to give away as little gifts!

  23. Janet H. says:

    Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ What a lovely DIY Santa Candy Jar, it will be such a great craft idea to do with my niece and nephew, I can see them really enjoying this craft project together!!

  24. rika says:

    wow… that’s a cute DIY santa jar and looks so adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial

  25. Lynndee says:

    That is such a fun family craft indeed. My son and husband love to munch on chocolates or candies so they would love that Santa jar filled with their fave munchies. πŸ™‚

  26. This is brilliant. Never thought about this. I’m so trying it out for our Christmas party.

  27. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    That is really cute! I will have to make some of these with the kiddos.

  28. Teresa says:

    That is so cute! We might have to just make us one!

  29. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg these hats are just wayyyy too cute! Would make the perfect teacher gift! My daughter has 1 and 4 aids so this is the route were looking to do this year!

  30. Amanda says:

    How adorable! I needed a few inexpensive gift ideas, this is perfect

  31. Tonya C says:

    These are so adorable and cute! What a great idea for the holidays!

  32. So creative! What a cute candy jar. I’ll make this next year

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