Once upon a time, long, long ago, I saw a dreamy photo of candy jars in a Christmas magazine. The candy jars were filled with red and white candy and I loved that photo! I wanted to do something similar, but I had a limited budget. This was before online shopping, so the local hunt was on for candy jars. At the time, I still had three children at home, but I searched our local shops, flea markets and antique stores. I found a few candy jars and several inexpensive fruit jars. I filled them with candy and decorated my fireplace mantle with seasonal candy. My children thought this was a great idea! I did my best to convince them the candy was not for eating and eventually they almost forgot about candy and everything was good… but I still wanted candy jars, then later, larger apothecary jars. If you are wondering – yes, there is a giveaway with this post, see details below.
Our town is very small, so we have to travel for specialty items. In my 20-25 year quest, I’ve found candy jars in antique malls, flea markets, antique fairs, Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx and various gift stores in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. In recent years I’ve purchased a few, lovely, old, apothecary jars from eBay and newer jars from online stores, see list at the bottom of this article.
If you like pretty jars, but don’t want the candy, no problem, you can display anything you want. Some of my jars have plastic rims, at first I didn’t like the plastic, but then I realized they work best for crackers, pretzels, cereal, etc. The candy jars in my home office are filled with dog treats and the jars in our bathroom have cotton balls, Q-tips and pretty bars of soap. The extra large candy jar I put in my son’s office got filled with computer parts and cords, not my thing, but he likes that he can see what’s inside. See source list below for candy jars and candy.
Have you seen the candy jar cookie cutters on the CopperGifts.com website? Here is our newest candy jar cookie cutter, item 6186. The pretty cookies were decorated by Roberta Crowley of Crowley Cookies. Bobbi is located in Norfolk, MA, and she is excellent at shipping cookies!
List of places to purchase candy jars.
Hobby Lobby Stores
Antique Malls & Flea Markets
List of places to purchase candy online.
Suggestions for decorating with candy jars
Giveaway details: To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post about candy, candy jars, cookie cutters or cookies, your chances of winning are great because this blog is new! To post a comment go to the top of this story and find the title. Under the title is the word “comment”, click and write. The winner will be chosen at random on September 24, 2014. Prize will be a cookie cutter of choice from the CopperGifts.com website. Value $16 or less.
Peace, love and sweet cookie dreams,