Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Imperial Sugar but all opinions are my own.
It is only a few days until Halloween and I am not going to panic because I don’t have a teacher gift for the kids’ Halloween parties. Why? These easy Thumbprint Spider Halloween Treat Jars saved the day! They are so simple and adorable and can be done in less than 30 minutes. And it’s an adorable keepsake as well!
The idea came from the wonderful Halloween crafts and treats ideas on Imperial Sugar’s Halloween page as did our DIY Halloween luminary with sugar we made last week. It’s a great last minute friend or teacher gift idea and also a fun kid’s craft!
To Make These Treat Jars You Will Need:
Small jars (I used Mason jars but you can use most any with a flat lid)
Halloween scrapbook paper
Crafty Edge Scissors
Chalkboard Labels (can be found in any craft store)
White Paint Pen
Sponge for Mod Podge
To Make This Treat Jar:
1. Using the pen, trace the inner circle of Mason Jar lid on scrapbook paper. I used an orange scrapbook paper with spiderweb print to compliment the little spider we will be making.
2. Using your straight edge scissors, cut out the circle you’ve traced. When cutting these out it’s better to err on the side of them being too small instead of too big. If they are too big you won’t be able to close the jar lid.
3. Once the circle is cut out, use the sponge to apply a light coat of mod podge to the back of the circle you just cut out. After you have coated the circle with mod podge apply it to the top side of the jar ring and let dry.
4. Next I used the crafty edge scissors to trim a square from the chalkboard labels to fit on the label area of the front of the jars. The crafty edge scissors add a nice finish but the uneven edge is also very forgiving so your shape doesn’t have to be perfect. These little labels are super cute but they are not the right size for the jar label area.
5. Next I added the candy to the jar. I used little packages of candy corn and chocolate caramel Halloween “eyeball” candies for a fun effect peeping out of the jars.
6. Then I put the lid on the candy jar and wrapped the Halloween ribbon around the ring of the jar and cutting off a length long enough to tie a bow. I dropped a dab of hot glue at the back center of the ring to keep it in place and then did the same to the front just behind the bow. Only apply the glue to the ring portion of the jar so that the jar can still be opened.
7. Next I got my hubby to help guide my little guy as he dipped his little thumb into the inkpad and made his spider on the jar lids. You can also use craft paint if you don’t have an ink pad.
8. Then I used the black pen to draw legs on the little spiders on the jars.
9. To complete the spiders I used the white paint pen and the black pen to draw his eyes.
10. Finally I used the white paint pen to write a spooky message on the chalkboard labels.
These DIY Halloween Treat Jars turned out so cute! My little guy loved them and can’t wait to give them to his teachers this week. They’re a sweet treat with a handmade touch. If you’re like me and waited until the last minute to do teacher gifts for Halloween this little project has you covered!
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