Wednesday

All Occasions Candy Jar - Part 1

Welcome! You may have been seeing these awesome candy jars circulating around sites like Splitcoaststampers or Stampin Up, and I loved this idea the moment I saw the Halloween one at Convention this year. Well, being limited on storage space (as I'm sure most of us are), I didn't want to adhere this Spooky Spider Decor Elements directly to the jar for use only during the Halloween season. DH overheard me talking out loud about my thoughts on this, and with his suggestion, I placed it on a sheet of transparency instead to make a slide. He's brilliant - LOL!

So, for Halloween, I was able to use my Spooky Spider -and will again, and again, and again... :)


And now, I can change out the decorative slides to fit any occasion. Here's one for Christmas -


July 4th anyone?


Of course, we need one for everyday use!
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These were SO EASY to do! To figure out how big of a slide I needed, I inserted a ruler into the glass jar and measured from the bottom to the top where the glass begins to curve inward to make the lip for the lid (looking at the image above, between the asterick to just below the bottom of my watermark where it says copyright Stampin Up!). This 1 gallon candy jar was purchased at Walmart, and after measuring it, I cut my transparency lengthwise at 6 1/4 inches. This made my slide 6 1/4 x 11 inches. You definitely don't see the top and bottom edges of the slide, and it's practically unnoticeable on the sides, especially with candy in there. And the best part is that the candy keeps the slide pressed up against the sides of the jar, so no adhesive is necessary - Perfect! Just a couple other tips, keep in mind that you adhere everything on one side of the transparency, and it's this side that is pressed against the glass - so fingers won't be snagging the edges of your creations and ripping it off the slide. And, in case you were wondering, I simply used an adhesive tape runner to adhere everything to the slide - easy and clean. These were extremely quick to put together as well - I hope you try out this idea! Till next time....

13 comments:

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

This is an awesome idea, June!! I'll just have to make a few of my own!! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing!!

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! I'm waiting for my spider to arrive so I can slap him on a jar too! Can't wait!

Stephanie said...

you are a genius! Love the transparency idea - darn it, now I need the spider.....!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Page said...

VERY brilliant! I've got transparencies and clear jars- you've inspired me to think of the many possibilities that could happen with this idea- it's unprecedented! Cool!

wandabing- darksidestamper said...

What a great idea!! I have the Spooky DE and want a Christmas one to display- brillant hubby!!

Twila said...

Great idea! Diffentely a light bulb moment!

Jen said...

Tell your DH that he rocks! What a fantastic idea!

Eileen said...

Those jars are fantastic! TFS~~

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW! Great idea! Each month/holiday gets better and better!

Kat said...

This is such a great idea. I may have to borrow this idea. I wish I had thought of it sooner.

Shellie G. said...

Very neat. It' has inspired me to try out several different things. I love it when I can see someone's work (such as yours) and get my creative mojo going full speed. thanks so much for sharing!

Kirsten said...

What an ingenious idea.

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