Candy Mason Jar

Yet another recycled Mason jar project here! I saw this DIY project on the Nate Show last week and I’ve been dying to try it! I recently made these frosted Mason jar tea light holders and I had a few Mason jars left over, so I made this Candy Mason Jar.

This project was super easy and took little time and money (my favorite combo).  Here is how you make a Candy Mason Jar.


  • Clean Mason Jar
  • Drill
  • Knob
  • Sand Paper
  • Spray Paint (optional)

Remove the label from any recycled jar.  For label removal instructions click here.

On the Nate Show, they used sand paper to remove the printed image on the jar lid to give it a distressed industrial look.  I tried this… and gave up.  I tried three types of sand paper and my hand got tired and cramped.  I even tried watching TV to distract me and it didn’t help.

I decided to use some left over silver metallic spray paint instead.  The sanding wasn’t a complete waste of time because the sanded surface allowed the spray paint to adhere well.

After the spray paint is dry, drill a hole in the center of the lid.  I suggest putting the lid on the jar and then drill.  You have more control that way.  The drill bit size will depend on the knob you choose.  On a side note, Habitat for Humanity Restore is a GREAT resource for inexpensive knobs.  I have purchased them for as low as fifty cents apiece!

I found these great knobs on sale for $2.50 each… score!

Insert and tighten the knob onto the lid.

Screw the lid onto the jar.  There you have it! Instant candy (or whatever) jar!

You can also frost your Mason jar for a different look.

I added a tag, ribbon, and candy to give away this Candy Mason Jar gift.


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  1. What a great idea. With the different colors of spray paint and endless styles of knobs, this project would be perfect for all kinds of styles.

  2. I saw this Nate Show episode! I was wondering way they bothered to put the bottle cap onto the knob. I saw you left that part out. It doesn’t need it!

  3. Question: How do you frost the glass?
    I’m new to crafty crafting, and so far I’ve found a bunch of stuff here that I really like. Especially related to mason jars. I’ve been wanting to make my own Mason jar candles to hang up during the summer….possibly even put a mosquito repellant candle in them so they are pretty and purposeful.

    1. Hi Natasha! Thank you for stopping by! I used Krylon’s Frosted Glass Finish. You can find it in the spray paint section at any craft store. Let me know how it goes with the candles!

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