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Teacher Gift Idea: School Spirit Candy Jar

Hi, I’m Teryn from Vintage Romance Style.  DIY + women’s lifestyle to help you live your happiest life. My saying is always “Your home doesn’t have to be expensive to make you happy.” Also your home doesn’t have to be a carbon copy of anything you see. Whether it be magazines, stores or even other blogs. Be unique and decorate like YOU love it!  Grab a cup of coffee or a cherry coke and hop on over to my blog to find even more home decor inspiration on a budget, recipes, crafts and beauty!

Today I am  excited to share my Teacher’s School Spirit candy jar with bling!
I love  mason jar projects and I know other bloggers have used mason jars while creating back to school ideas but, I hadn’t seen anything with school spirit! Just  general “teacher” inspired themes such as apples.



1 mason jar (the size of your choice)

1 wooden pedestal

1 wooden ball with a flat bottom

1 pack 5/8 in. candle cup with 1/4 in hole

Metallic black craft paint (I used FolkArt Sequin Black)

Green craft paint

Brown craft paint

1 white paint pen with a medium tip

Twine of your choice. (I used black and white Recollections)

1 black MDF tag

Paint brush

Glue gun

1 small faux apple leaf

Strong Glue/Gorilla Glue


Candy to match school colors


My family is the black & green BEARCATS!


-Project cost estimated $20 if you do not have any of the supplies and remember to use your Michaels coupons!

Pour your paint and hold the lid pieces in your hand and paint. Let those dry before adding a few more coats


I set the lid on the ground and paint the top edge. It will take a few coats. Let dry in between.

Paint the ball green…

Grab 1 small candle cup

Paint it brown. This will be the apple stem.

While those are all drying start painting the base metallic black.



Hot glue the candle cup and the faux leaf onto the green ball.

Then grab your twine, paint pen and tag!

Write your school mascot nicely on the tag.

Glue the mason jar on the pedestal and the apple on top of the lid.
Hot glue the rhinestones around the lid.
Tie on the mascot tag and you are ready to fill with candy when it is all dry!

Once it is all dry, have fun giving it to your child’s new teacher or keeping it for your kids’ treat jar for good grades or an after school treat!


Thanks Teryn!! That’s such a fun idea for teachers, or like you said, for after school incentives for the kids. Helping the teacher (and students) show school spirit is such a smart idea!

Teryn is so creative. I love her blog, Vintage Romance Style. Here are some projects of hers that I think are amazing, and I’m sure you’ll love them too.


This DIY No Sew Table Cloth Bed Canopy is just gorgeous don’t you think? Perfect for adding some romance to your bedroom.

And, this restoration hardware knock off is SO pretty. Follow her tutorial for making this beautiful DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier.


And her DIY Industrial Rustic Fram and Typography Sign are such a nice touch to her room. I love how she mixes the rustic elements in her home with the soft, beautiful textures too.

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  1. Phyllis C says:

    Where did you buy the wooden pedestal?


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