- Glass jar(affiliate link) – We got ours at Target for very reasonable prices
- Glass etching cream(affiliate link)
- Paint brush
- Candy or Snacks to fill the jar
As I’m sure you are aware, Father’s Day is approaching really quickly. My girls and I got together and came up with an idea for a Father’s Day Gift. Since their Dad really likes candy, we decided to make him a candy jar. While we were at it, we decided to make jars for both Grandpa’s, too.
As usual, I took pictures along the way and have a tutorial for you. That way you can make your own whether for a gift or for yourself.
For this project you will need:
First, you will want to decide on the wording for your jar. Then you will need to make your own stencil.
Using your paintbrush, apply a coat of the etching cream to the places you want etched. I usually like to kind of glop the cream on and leave it for about 10 minutes.
After about 10 minutes, I like to go back and use my brush to smooth the cream out. This works well to make sure I have gotten the cream in all the areas and that it is coating well. I then leave the cream for another 20 minutes. Or for hours like this project because I got sidetracked with other things. It will all work out fine! Rinse the cream completely off, remove your stencil and rinse off any remaining residue off.
You are already done! That was easy wasn’t it?! I made three jars, one for my husband, one for my Dad, and one for my Father-in-law.
I made each one to suit their likes. My Dad is a snack hound…so his needed to be for his favorite snack. My husband and Father-in-law both like candy, so theirs are candy jars.
Finally, make sure to fill the jar before you give it to the recipient. I’m sure they will really appreciate this touch!
We will be placing my husbands candy jar on the counter right near our new snack jar filled with healthy snacks for kids. It might be a little hard to see the candy right there, but having it labeled that it is Daddy’s should help them only get things from their snack jar. Let’s hope, right? 🙂
My girls are so excited to give their Daddy his new candy jar. I think he will really like it as well. What do you think?
What are your plans for Father’s Day? Father’s Day gift ideas?
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