If you’re planning a candy buffet for your wedding, you’ve probably already looked at the apothecary jars many brides use. That means you know how expensive those suckers can be! Well, you can save a lot of money and make your own color-coordinated candy buffet jars on pedestals. They cost only a few dollars each to make. Here’s how:
Save jars (with lids) from spaghetti sauces, or other various products you use each day. You’ll need one jar for each type of candy.You can also purchase jars like these for about a dollar each. You’ll also need to visit your local dollar or craft store and pick up some wide pillar candle holders. Finally, you’ll need spray paint in your wedding color or colors.
How to Create Them
Start by spray-painting the candle holders as well as the jar lids in the color or colors you’ve chosen. Allow them to dry for at least a few hours. You can also hot glue the bottoms of the jars to the candle holders but you don’t have to. However, if you don’t, you risk having the jars topple off the candle holders at your reception. To hot glue them, simply coat the bottom of the jar with hot glue (quickly) and then firmly press the jar down onto the candle holder.
Making Them Super Pretty
Now that you’ve created the DIY candy buffet jars, you can make them super pretty in a lot of different ways. Tie a ribbon around the jar in a coordinating wedding color, use glue to put glitter around the lid of the jar, or use raffia for a more simple, uncomplicated look. You can also create paper tags that tell guests exactly what sort of candy is in each jar. Finish it off by picking up scoops (one for each jar).
This is a really cute idea and it’s much cheaper than the expensive apothecary jars. Plus, it can be a lot of fun to create them