DIY Etched Halloween Candy Jar

September 14, 2015

This DIY Etched Halloween candy jar will keep your Halloween candy and other spooky goodies safe from ghouls and goblins!

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DIY Etched Halloween Candy Jar

I abso-freaking-lutely love this time of year!  The heatwave is over, the nights are getting cool enough to take out a heavier blanket, the other morning I put a hoodie on to walk the dog, and I can’t stop making Halloween projects.  Some of you might be cringing over that last statement as you hold on to the last full week of Summer, but at least I didn’t say Christmas (although I will admit that I already made a few of those projects, too)!

This project came about when I was brainstorming what to do with my etching cream.  I love the personalization etching cream can bring to a glass surface using just a stencil.  Being that Halloween is largely connected with candy, I decided that an etched Halloween candy jar might be a fun little project.  It was!  In only a few steps, I transformed a mini candy jar into etched Halloween decor!

DIY Etched Halloween Candy Jar



  1. Make sure the surface of your candy jar is clean and dry.
  2. Follow stencil instructions to apply the spooky eyed Halloween stencil to the surface of the candy jar.
  3. Apply a generous amount of etching cream with your brush.
  4. Wait 15 minutes, then fill jar with candy or other Halloween goodies!

DIY Etched Halloween Candy Jar
DIY Etched Candy Jar

I love that this jar can be used for so many things!  I put a flameless candle in it to make a spooky luminary.  Then, I wanted to see how it would look holding some creepy, plastic spiders.  Of course, you can always use it for its original purpose and keep Halloween candy inside of it.


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