This project was first seen at See Vanessa Craft on October 1st.
Although it was first shared during 20 crafty days of Halloween, I wanted to share this project here just in case you missed it. Because I think these reusable Halloween Treat Jars are just so cute and a perfect gift to give away this Halloween season. You know why these are reusable? I made the faces using dry erase markers. That way they can be wiped off and reused for something else once the treats are gone! Genius!
treat to fill jar
dry erase or washable marker
First lets start with the jars. I love the shape of these jars. And the roundness automatically made me think of a pumpkin. Perfect for Halloween. I found these jars in 3 different stores. They all cost about $1 a piece.
After spending time going through bags of m&m's to get the right colors, I filled my jars.
I decided to try using 2 different types of markers on these for the faces. I just happen to have a package of washable markers (which are the only way to go with toddlers) and wanted to see how both the washable and dry erase marker would work on these jars.
I drew a face on each of the jars.
I used the dry erase for the ghost and for BIG green in the back. Here's a close up.
I used the washable marker on the pumpkin.
I think they turned out pretty cute for a little free hand drawing. Plus if I messed up, I just erased and started over! This would be a fun project to get the kids to help with too.
Once the treats are gone the jars are easily washed off and can be used for another treat or to hold buttons, tacks, spices or anything! It's a perfect gift that your friend/neighbor/teacher can use all year and not just for one holiday. I love things that I can reuse over and over.
They even look cute with one of these free tags attached to it!
I hope you will give your dry erase markers a try and free hand some fun halloween characters on your glass jars.