DIY monster pedestal jars

I shared our new Trick or Treat Halloween party collection weeks ago (blog post, collection in the shoppe) and I mentioned that my monster pedestal candy jars were my favorite craft project. And this morning I’m going to tell you how I made them. It’s super easy!

You’ll need glass glue, sharp scissors (these are Martha Stewart brand), black vinyl (I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby),

candle stick holders from the dollar store and you may even get lucky and find your glass jars there. I picked all of mine up at a nearby Dollar Tree with the exception of the Jack-o-Lantern bowl. It’s a bit larger and I picked it up at Target. And last but not least, you’ll need lots of candy! You may recognize my orange gumballs, green and white sixlets and mini marshmallows from my DIY monster cello bag treats in Monday’s post. They were left overs. {grin}

Just attach the candle stick holders, cut out the self-adhesive vinyl in simple shapes, stick them to your bowls/jars,

fill with candy, give them fun names like Frankenstein bolts, ghost mist and pumpkin seeds and serve!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1
    Carmela Vazquez says:

    totally love it!!!!! thanks for sharing

  2. 2

    what a fun craft to have the kids help with…who doesn’t love to fill bowls of candy?!

  3. 3

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I ran right out to the dollar store and found all the stuff. My craft store didn’t have any vinyl so I’m going to improvise and use black electrical tape from the dollar store a well. We’ll see how that works. Thanks again!

  4. 4

    So glad you like them! And Shannon, fabulous idea with the electrical tape. I’d love to see a pic of your creation! :)

  5. 5

    Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 6

    I made these today for a kids birthday candy bar. They are just the right size for their little hands

  7. 7

    what an awesome idea, they’re so cute!

  8. 8

    I was wondering where I can find the self adhesive black vinyl. I went to Hobby Lobby and they said they don’t have it. Can you tell me what section of the store it might be in? Also, where can I find the orange gumballs … is that something I buy thru a company on the internet? ~j

  9. 9

    I have 2 cases of the jars used for the frankenstein from my wedding, now I know what I’ll be doing with them!

  10. 11

    How did you cut out the vinyl so perfectly? I cant cut that straight to save my own life.

    • 12

      Robin – sure you can! I used a cricut to cut out the circles/ovals, but the triangles and jack-o-lantern mouth I just freehanded. Thanks for stopping in!

  11. 13

    These are darling! Can I ask where you got the small clear scoops? Also, what about the bags from the monster bags? Thanks so much!

    • 14

      Mandi – the scoops came from Oriental Trading several years ago and the the pretzel cello bags are available at your local craft store. So glad you like my crafts!

  12. 15

    Where did you find the clear plastic scoops?
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