Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Creepy Candy Corn Jar

Decorating for holidays can get a little pricey, which is why I have started to collect apothecary and other decorative glass jars that I can use for multiple holidays, (but I fill them with the appropriate festive decor). I always try to think of very inexpensive ways to fill the jars though, because you always need more filling then you think.

A couple of years ago I was looking for something to fill my jars with for Halloween so I started looking through some decor items that I already had (cheapest way to go about it!) I came across some creepy miscellaneous Dollar Store finds and a few old bags of candy corn and thought they would be a perfect filler for the jars.

I randomly placed some plastic mini skulls, spiders, skeleton hands, and fingers into the jars and then filled the rest with candy corn. I thought it looked pretty cool and so I've been doing it for the last couple of years!

I even started bagging my old candy corn in zip-lock bags so I can re-use it for next year! Which might sound gross, but come on... people should know not to eat the candy when its being used as decoration...and if they do...well then a rock hard piece of candy corn is their punishment!

If you would like to see a more detailed How-To click below!

Creepy Candy Corn Jar
Needed Supplies
-Large glass jar
-Small creepy accessories (like mini skulls, or fake witches fingers...the $1 store is a great place to look!)
-Lots of candy corn (you can buy it on sale for next year if you want to save a buck or two!)


Step 1. Fill the bottom of the jar with desired creepy accessories

Step 2. Add a layer of candy corn

Step 3. Add another layer of creepy accessories (make sure they lay on the perimeter of the jar, or no one will see them once the candy corn is in.) 

Step 4. Pour in more candy corn and add another layer of the creepy stuff.

Step 5. Repeat layers until the jar is full. 

Step 6. Place a few creepy items in the lid to finish off the look.

Display in a desired location!


  1. Such a cute idea! I am all for saving a few bucks. I tend not to go too overboard when decorating for Halloween...but Christmas now that is when I go overboard :)

  2. This is a great idea! I love using things I already have around the house to decorate for different holidays, especially my apothecary jars!

  3. great idea!!! Love dollar store can find some great things there!

  4. Now this is one of the best things I've seen!! I love the friendliness of candy corn juxtaposed with creepy skeletons!!! lol!!!! I've not done any Halloween decorating but I think I have to now!!! :) Cool idea, thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Alright, these are just awesome! Totally pinning it! And I want to do this, but I don't have any of those jars. Any tips where I can get those fun jars for a good price?

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  6. You know- as i said before- i don't do much decorating for halloween- but a few carefully placed jars like these you've done would be absolutely PERFECT for effect!!! Love it!!! Another cool thing you could do is find a few small black photo frames, and find some halloweenie type pics to put in them to put next to the jars!! I do that for Christmas!! Easy and inexpensive to do- and easy to store for next year!!

  7. Those jars are awesome - I seriously need to shop more at the Dollar Store! I'm all for recycling the candy corn too! :)

  8. i love it i am gonna do the same thing thanks for the great idea you are so creative!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I totally just made this! I love decorating for Halloween...its fun and creepy! I like to start early... kinda like xmas, just so it can be up for awhile! LOL


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