Layered Valentine Candy Jar
by Jane Lake
Use a small, narrow jar for this Valentine’s Day gift in a jar idea – fill with layers of jelly beans, cinnamon hearts or your favourite Valentine candy, then decorate with heart shaped lollipops, heart shaped candy and tiny roses.
Candy Jar Materials List:
- narrow glass jar with tight fitting lid
- red and white jelly beans, or other appropriate Valentine candy
- red heart shaped lollipops
- 5 or 6 miniature roses
- two heart Valentine candies (brand shown is “swizzler”
- small white or red paper doily or decorative fabric
- gold braid or thin ribbon
- glue gun and glue sticks
Layer the jelly beans in the jar and secure the cap tightly.
Decorate the lid by attaching a red or white paper doily or a circle of decorative fabric. Secure with a rubber band, then cover the band with thin gold braid or ribbon, tied in a bow.
Attach two or three miniature roses to each heart shaped lollipop, using the wire stems of the flowers to secure in place at the base of each lollipop.
Decide on the appropriate placement on the jar for the first lollipop, and hot glue in place with a small dollop of glue under the clear cellophane wrapper. Repeat with the second lollipop, crossing it over the first as shown.
You may need to secure the lollipops with a small amount of glue at the cross-over point on the lollipop handles.
If using the “swizzler” love heart candies, or another decoration, position above the roses, and glue in place on the cellophane sucker wrapper.
Suggestions: A heart shaped bottle would make a nice variation. If you know someone who likes cinnamon hearts, substitute those for the jelly beans.