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Edible Arrangements: Make Your Own Easter Candy Terrariums

A candy terrarium is an easy, fun way to add a little color and sweetness to your Easter holiday decorating. And, you can upcycle a collection of jars, which makes this craft green. Happy Easter!

Overview

A candy terrarium is an easy, fun way to add a little color and sweetness to your Easter holiday decorating.  And, you can upcycle a collection of jars, which makes this craft green.

Happy Easter!. 

Materials

You’ll need a collection of glass jars in various sizes, a hot glue gun, a couple of small farm figurines for the tops of your jars, primer, gloss acrylic paint, a paintbrush, paper Easter grass, decorative ribbon and, of course, lots of colorful Easter candy. 

Decorating the Lids

Begin by hot gluing the farm animals to the tops of your jars. 

Priming the Lids

Next, paint a coat of primer over the surface of the jar lids, including the animal figurines.  Allow to dry.

Painting the Lids

Paint several coats of gloss acrylic paint over the primed lids.  Allow an hour of drying time in between coats.

Once completely dry, add decorative ribbon, securing with a dab of hot glue.  Note: To achieve pastel colors, add 2 or 3 drops of colored paint to 3 tablespoons of white gloss acrylic paint.

Filling the Jars with Candy

While lids are drying, fill jars with candy.  For bigger jars, add a layer of Easter grass at the bottom.

You can use larger chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps or white chocolate animals.  In the smaller jars, add candy in colorful layers.

About the Author

Jessica Begum is a crafty momma of three living on the west side of Los Angeles. Her blog Hipster's Tea Party, www.hipstersteaparty.com, is mostly mom- and kid-friendly crafts, partly ideas for more ambitious projects and a sprinkle of art and recipes thrown in just for fun. As well as being crafty, she is classically trained in fine art and loves to paint with watercolors and oils.

Photo Credits

  • Jessica Begum