This adorable Terracotta Candy Jar will delight your trick or treating youngsters. It is made to look like candy corn – everyone’s favorite Halloween candy and will look really cute on your Halloween party table.
I love making projects with clay pots. The material paints easily since the pots absorb craft paint well and, often, one coat is all that is needed. Older pots that have seen a lot of use will work fine after they are cleaned.
Their shape lends itself to so many cute projects. Just turn them over and you have a base for lots of seasonal figures. (See my Leprechaun Hat centerpiece and giant terracotta jingle bell for example of other projects.)
Today, we’ll be making a fun Terracotta Candy Jar
Candy corn seems to find it’s way into my home for Halloween. I use it more for projects than I do for eating, although I’ve been known to make some candy corn pretzel balls or fudge now and then, as well! Today, I decided to use the colors of the candy corn and the shape of my clay pot as an inspiration for this fun terracotta candy jar.
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To make this project, you’ll need just a few supplies: I used a 4 1/2″ pot and 5 1/2″ saucer, masking tape, a wooden 3/4″ ball, craft paint, some candy corn and a round jar with lid (I got mine at the Dollar store but Amazon also sells round bubble vases that will work, too.
To start, paint your clay pot. You can tape them with masking tape or do them by hand. I just used a pencil to give me an idea of the lines and a flat edged paint brush and it worked fine. Also paint the lid of the jar and saucer orange to match the center of the candy corn and the wooden ball yellow.
Once the paint has dried, use hot glue to attach the upside saucer to the jar lid and the wooden ball to the top center. The jar lid gets glue inside the upside down saucer.
Turn the clay pot over and hot glue the candy jar to the top of it securely.
The last step in the project it to hot glue a couple of pieces of candy corn to the bottom of the holder.
All that is left to do now, it to fill the terracotta candy jar with candy corn and display.
Just a few minutes of assembly time and it’s finished! Who would have thought that this adorable candy corn holder started life as a clay pot? It’s perfect to use on a Halloween party table.
Your guests will love to dig into this cute terracotta pot candy jar and help themselves to candy corn. It would make a great table centerpiece on Halloween night, or a fun way to greet trick or treating guests! It looks really cute next to my wine cork pumpkin, don’t you think?
I also made a Halloween gumball machine using clay pots for my holiday blog as a variation of the project. They look really cute together!
If you have an old clay pot and saucer, plus just a few more supplies, you can turn them into your own clay pot candy jar in just about 2 hours.
If you like working with candy corn in crafts, be sure to check out my candy corn centerpiece made with tree branches sprayed black. So spooky!
You can print out the Terracotta Candy Jar on the recipe card.
- 1 small glass bowl with lid. I got mine at the Dollar Store, but Amazon also sells 4" round bubble vases that will work, too.
- I clay pot - 4½"
- 1 clay saucer - 5½"
- ¾" wooden knob
- Orange, yellow and white craft paint
- Candy Corn
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
- Mark off areas for the three paint colors with masking paint and paint them one at a time, allowing the paint to dry between colors. You can use a ruler & a pencil and just freehand it if you have a steady hand.
- Paint the saucer orange and the wooden knob yellow. Allow the paint to dry.
- Hot glue the upside down sauce to the jar lid and attach the wooden knob with hot glue.
- Turn the pot upside down and attach the candy jar securely with hot glue.
- Glue a couple of pieces of candy corn on the bottom rim of the pot.
- Fill with candy corn and enjoy.
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