A glass etched monogram candy jar makes a great gift or simply something beautiful to add to your home decor. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
At work, we do what we call a secret friend. You have a friend for 3 months and each month you do something for them, and they are not supposed to know who their secret friend is. (That is unless they read my blog 🙂 )
My secret friend gift for this month is a glass etched monogram candy jar. I already have everything I need except the candy to fill it, and that is any fix!
Supplies Used to Make a Monogram Candy Jar
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- 1-pint mason jar w/Lid
- 1 glass candlestick
- Etchall etching cream
- 1 wooden knob
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- E6000 glue
- white acrylic paint
How to Make a Monogram Candy Jar
I cut a fancy letter C out of vinyl on my Cricut. Then I used transfer tape so I could apply it without messing up the cut-out.
Once I had that positioned on the jar where I liked it, I removed the transfer tape and the vinyl stayed stuck to the mason jar. Then I took my glass etching cream and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
While waiting for the etching to set, I started working on the lid. Glue the wood knob to the top center of the flat lid and wait for it to dry.
After it had dried for a little while I went to spray paint it. But the spray paint would not stick to the wooden knob so instead, I got out some white acrylic paint and painted it with a trusty old paintbrush - that step was not shown.
When the glass etching is done, wash off with water and remove the vinyl stencil. Look how pretty!
Glue the jar to the glass candlestick using the E-6000. This one took almost a full day to dry.
When it is completely dry, tie a little pink ribbon and the lid.
Since I couldn't give her an empty candy jar, I filled it with her favorite chocolate treat.
The next day at work while she was away from her desk, I snuck it over and quickly walked away. Since I sit really close I was able to see her reaction when she found it. It was a hit! Now, it has been almost a month and it still sitting on her desk and I have seen it filled with at least 3 different candies!
Who would you make a monogram candy jar for and what would you put inside?
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Andrea @ Sew Divertimento
great idea!!! =)
Stevie @ MooreBabies
I LOVE that idea!!
That is so original! Thanks for sharing!
Great Idea! I love your candy jar. I am going to make a few, thanks for sharing your tutorial. ;o)
That is super cute! I love the monogram.
I have yet to attempt etching cream, but I love the idea. Silly question, but after cutting, you peel away the letter, right and apply the etching cream to the void where the letter was? Thanks for the advice! Sue
Hi Sue! Yes, that is exactly right. You use the negative of the letters or image as a stencil. Stick that to your glass surface and apply the etch cream to that negative space. Thanks!
Sue ~ the world of suzy homemaker
Fab! Thanks Katie 🙂
Thank you Sue! I'm so glad you like the Monogram Candy Jar!
I've never heard of etching cream before but I'll have to give this a try the next time I'm feeling crafty. Love the idea!
Thanks for stopping by Shelley! Etching cream is really a lot of fun to play with. There are so many great ways to get creative with it.
Hi Katie, what a cute idea. I did make some candy jars from candle holders from the dollar store. I will have to try out your monogram idea. Thank for sharing your project at DI&DI.
Thank you Linda! If you try the etching cream, you'll be hooked! It's so much fun!!
I love this idea, thank you for sharing it! Can't wait to make a few!