September 05, 2023 / by Emma Jones

How do you make a special occasion extra charming? By sweetening it up with some chocolates and candies. While looking quite simple, candy jars or glass jars offer so much versatility for decorations that you can easily incorporate them into any type of celebration. From weddings to birthdays, Valentine’s Day, or other holidays, you can use these jars to add some sparkle and beauty. And when the day is over, save them and repurpose them as home décor pieces.

Glass Jars as Beautiful Wedding Decorations

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Creating a lolly jar for wedding decorations can add a touch of sweetness and charm to your special day. Here are some ideas and tips to help you create beautiful and memorable candy jars as decorations for a wedding:

1. Candy Selection: Choose a variety of candies that match your wedding color scheme and theme. Consider a mix of colors, shapes, and sizes to create an appealing visual display.

2. Jar Selection: Select a range of jars in different sizes and shapes. You can use glass jars, vintage containers, or even decorative vases. Make sure the jars are clean and in good condition.

3. Labels and Tags: Create custom labels or tags for each candy jar. These can include the name of the candy, a brief description, or even a sweet message for your guests.

4. Personalization: Add a personal touch by incorporating the couple’s names, wedding date, or a monogram onto the candy jars. You could use stickers, decals, or even have them etched onto the glass.

5. Themes: Consider a theme for your candy jars that ties into your wedding theme. For example, if you’re having a rustic or vintage-themed wedding, opt for mason jars and classic candies like gummy bears and candy sticks.

6. Dessert Favors: Instead of traditional wedding favors, let guests fill small bags or containers with candies from the candy jars as they leave. This adds an interactive element and gives guests a delicious keepsake.

7. Lighting: If your wedding is in the evening, consider incorporating LED lights or fairy lights into the candy jars to add a warm and inviting glow. Or, place some candles in a jar with sand or stones for elegant and romantic lighting. 

8. Signage: Place a decorative sign near the candy jars with a fun and inviting message like “Sweeten Your Day” or “Indulge in Something Sweet.”

9. Candy Scoops and Tongs: Provide scoops or tongs for guests to easily and hygienically fill their containers with candy. This also adds to the overall visual aesthetic.

Display Ideas

Once you have the jars ready, think about how you want to display them to achieve the best effect. Here are a few creative ways you can do that:

• Candy Buffet: Set up a candy buffet table with all the jars neatly arranged. Use different heights (using boxes or platforms) to create visual interest.

• Table Centerpieces: Use smaller candy jars as table centerpieces. Surround them with floral arrangements or candles for an elegant look.

• Hanging Display: If your venue allows, hang candy-filled jars from tree branches or ceiling fixtures. This can create a whimsical atmosphere.

• Escort Card Display: Combine seating assignments with sweet treats by using candy jars as part of the escort card table. Attach guest names and table numbers to each jar.

Remember that the goal is to create a visually appealing and enjoyable experience for your guests. Your candy jar decorations can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like, depending on your wedding style and preferences. Have fun getting creative and adding a touch of sweetness to your special day!

Holiday Décor 

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Holidays are the ideal opportunity to get creative with interesting and unique decorations. With some tasty candies and imaginative quotes, you can an everyday object into a perfect ornament. For Halloween, fill a big jar with sweets and add a spooky label on it. A scary polaroid inside to fit the theme will certainly attract attention. Make it a personalized Valentine’s Day gift by hand-picking the best chocolates and an intimate note with a message for your loved one. 

You can use a cookie jar as a Christmas table décor, or a delicious present for friends and colleagues. Easter eggs in a jar are bound to make the youngest ones happy and can also make beautiful décor pieces.

Should I Save Glass Jars?

Whether you have apothecary jars or mason jars, they can be easily repurposed and will make a great DIY project. Glass is safe for storing food, has an unlimited life and can be reused endlessly. You can use them to organize and display jewellery in a stylish and functional way, or place ornaments related to the holiday season. 

Fill them with greenery or petals for wonderful centerpieces on the dining table, or if the jars are bigger, put some fruit in them and place them on the kitchen counter. For a beachy vibe in your home, fill up a jar with sand, seashells, and starfish. This can be an interesting ornament for the bathroom or the porch. 

Many love to use jars for organizing their supplies. From buttons to yarn, brushes, or stickers, the clear display saves time and nerves. Storing almost anything in a jar can look nicer, even the most ordinary objects. And if you decorate it a bit or put a ribbon, you can have a unique package for a present.

Final Thoughts

Glass candy jars are versatile and timeless. There’s so much you can do with them to make your space more organized and attractive. They go with every style and theme and can be used for different purposes. Choose from a variety of sizes and shapes and explore the options for your needs and crafty projects.