Made with the intention of storing sweets, candy jars can actually be used for a variety of other reasons beyond holding chocolates, jelly beans and hard candies.
Made in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, candy jars can be used for so many different things. Just put your creativity cap on and you can think of unique ways to use candy jars. In fact, here are some clever ideas:
Use candy jars as a storage solution. They are great for holding small items, such as rubber bands, paper clips, hair ties, paint brushes, pens and pencils and pretty much any other small item that you can think of. Just imagine how neat, organized and sweet your home office or bathroom will look when you use candy jars as storage.
Turn a candy jar into a sweet candle holder. Whether it’s a tall cylindrical jar or a short, squat jar, just place a tealight or a pillar candle in the bottom and you instantly have an attractive candle holder that will look great in any room of your home. Add some decorative details with paint or faux gemstones to make them even more eye-catching.
A vase is yet another great use for a candy jar. All you have to do is fill the jar with some water, fashion your favorite blooms into a bouquet and place them in the jar. The candy jar will add extra interest to your bouquet.
Use a candy jar as a gift holder. They are great for holding small gifts, such as a necklace, earrings, small toys, and most obviously, a gift of, well, candy. The recipient of a gift that is stored in a candy jar will surely be delighted.
Use a candy jar as a bowl. The shorter, squatter varieties are great for holding different types of food, including cereal, ice cream, soup, and just about anything else that you would serve in a bowl. Just think of how unexpected it will be to serve soup in a candy jar? Use them at a dinner party and your guests will certainly be impressed.
Just as candy jars can be used as bowls, they can also be uses as glasses. All you have to do is fill them up with your favorite beverage, add a few ice cubes and voila! – You have a super cute glass. Use water soluble paint to add some decorative details to the outside of the jars and you can completely customize them to your taste.
Do you like to make crafts using paint? If so, then how about using candy jars to store your paint. Use clear candy jars so that you can easily see the color of the paint stored inside. Screw on the top and your paint will stay fresh for a good, long time.
Candy jars can also be used as centerpieces. Place a few beads or rocks on the bottom, fill them up with water and float a few blooms and a floating candle or two on top. Place the jars into the middle of a table and you have a beautifully eye-catching centerpiece.
While they are great, of course for storing candy, candy jars have so many more uses. Put your creativity to use and you can come up with some pretty clever ways to use candy jars.