Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft ~ A simple and fun to make mosaic valentine candy jar craft is perfect for all ages! It is also a great gift to give for Valentine’s Day!
I love crafts that don’t take a lot of expensive hard to find materials, are not complicated to make and result in a fabulous looking product. This mosaic valentine candy jar craft is definitely one of those projects.
What I really like about this project is that it starts with buying the valentine candy. I bought red and pink Smarties™, Hershey Kisses™ and Conversation Candy Hearts™. I used my iPhone to photograph each type of candy and then edited the image using the app Snapseed. It is the cut up photographs of the candies that were used to create the mosaic look around the mason jar. Then I filled each valentine candy jar with the type of candy that was photographed on the outside of the jar!
Here are the details showing how to make it…
Materials For Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft
- Snapseed photo editing app (or one that is your favourite)
- 1 to 1 ½ cup valentine themed candy
- 8” x 11 ½” plain printer paper
- 1-pint (500 ml) mason jar with screw on lid and snap lid
- spray paint
- Mod Podge
- paintbrush with about a ½ to 1-inch bristle
- about 12” (30 cm) ¼ inch ribbon
- plain white tag
- about 6” (15 cm) embroidery floss
Instructions For Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft
Photograph the candy using either of the following methods:
- Method A: Arrange candies in straight lines (best when working with Hershey Kisses™)
- Method B: Spread out candy so it is not overlapping or showing open spaces (best when working with Smarties™ or Conversation Heart Candies™).
Line the camera closely and directly over top of the candy to create a top-down perspective.
Here is an example showing how to photograph Hershey Kisses™…
Here is an example of how to photograph Smarties™…
Here is an example showing how to photograph Conversation Hearts™…
I actually used this same photograph in another Valentine’s craft titled DIY Valentine Cards Using Photographs.
Use Snapseed or a photography editing app of your choice to edit the photographs.
Print the photograph on plain white 8-½ inch x 11-inch printer paper. One photograph will cover each pint jar.
Cut the printed photograph into about 1” square pieces. Exact measurements are not necessary. However, I did cut the photograph of the Hershey Kisses™ into about 1½ square inch pieces because I thought the larger size looked better.
Now it is time to apply the square pieces with the Mod Podge. Start at the bottom of the mason jar and work your way up row by row up to the rim. First paint some Mod Podge along the bottom edge in sections. Apply one square and then paint a layer of Mod Podge over it. Apply another square by partially overlapping over the previous square and paint another coat of Mod Podge over this square. Keep working around and up the mason jar using this method.
Here are photographs showing you how I made step-by-step the Smartie™ valentine candy jar craft:
Use your fingers to smooth out any bubbles or creases as they arise.
After the jar is covered set aside and allow to completely dry. Apply one more coat of Mod Podge all over the mosaic squares. Let dry completely.
In the meantime spray paint the screw top rim and the snap lids in a coordinating colour. I used a white spray paint for the Conversation Hearts™ and Smartie™ valentine candy jar. I used a silver spray paint to match the Hershey Kisses™ valentine candy jar.
Attach a coordinating ribbon secured with a bow.
Attach a tag secured with some coordinating coloured embroidery floss. I labeled the following greeting for each of the candy jars:
- Smartie Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft: “Smarties for my Smarty!”
- Conversation Hearts Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft: “Sweet hearts for my sweetheart!”
- Hershey Kisses Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft: “Kisses just for you!”
You of course can create your own fun greetings.
Fill the jar with the candy and secure with the screw top rim and the snap top lid.
This is what the mosaic valentine candy jar craft looks like when it is finished…
Keeping It Real In Regards To This Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft
Cost is always a concern when making a gift/craft like this. I just wanted to let you know that the Conversation Hearts™ were the least inexpensive and the red and pink Smarties™ were the most expensive.
Variations For This Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft
This craft doesn’t have to be just a valentine craft. When you think about it any kind of candy jar can be made for any kind of occasion.
Children can make this easy craft with some adult guidance. Wouldn’t it make a great make it/take it project for a birthday party or activity centre for a family reunion gathering?
I do have to share an anecdote about Hershey Kisses™. I learned the hard way to keep them out of reach whenever they are brought into the house and when you happen to have a pet dog. We used to have a delightful Welsh Pembroke Corgi named Brooks. This dog really loved his food as well as any people food he could get. I had purchased a bag of valentine chocolate Hershey Kisses™ for my daughters for Valentine’s Day. I hid them on the floor in the back of my bedroom closet thinking this was a great hiding place that my daughters would not know about. But I forgot about the dog. When I came home from work one day and opened the door I could smell right away that we had a serious sick dog situation. Brooks had somehow found the chocolate treats and must have spent quite a bit of time opening up the sealed package and unwrapping the foil from each chocolate to get to the candy. He ate every single chocolate in that package but nicely arranged the foil in a pile nearby. We all know that chocolate is like poison to dogs. He did survive but he was quite sick for a few days afterwards till everything got out of his system and it took me hours to clean up the mess in the house.
I do hope you have fun making this Mosaic Valentine Candy Jar Craft. It uses inexpensive easy to find materials, it is creative and unique and the end result is a fabulous project and/or gift. Just keep the candy away from the pets… LOL!
Here is a pinnable image for sharing and for pinning for future reference…
I also posted a similar project idea using photographs in this post titled DIY Valentine Card Using Photographs that you might be interested in as well! It to is so easy and so much fun to create!
I also shared a similar craft for Mother’s Day. This How To Make A Votive Candle Holder For Mother’s Day uses cut up tissue paper. It is amazing what you can make from a mason jar, tissue paper and some pretty ribbon!