Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mason Jar Candy Dispenser

Have you ever had one of those projects that you really wanted to try, that once you started was more of a challenge than you thought and you weren’t sure you could pull it off? Well, that’s what this project was for me!
I hope that when you DID try it and it WORKED you just jumped for joy and did a happy dance around your house – because that’s also what I did!! This whole week I have had wood parts, mason jars, a craft saw and sandpaper all over my house and my boys kept asking – WHAT was I making? I kept it a surprise until I finished it {and got it to work} before I finally revealed to them that it was a candy dispenser! And here she is:

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The story behind this project:

I went to a friend’s house and saw this super cool candy dispenser made from a mason jar. You pulled the knob and candy slid down the ramp from the mason jar! She said it was her roommates and she didn’t know where she got it. It looked homemade. I took one look at it and said ‘I HAVE TO MAKE THIS!’ and then took about a bazillion pictures. I thought it would be such a fun gift to make for my boys and would be something cool and unique to have around my house. After one day, I can tell you- it already is! I'm so glad I took the time to make it!
The directions to make this project are somewhat extensive, so I’ll share them in a future post. For now, I thought you’d like to get a glimpse of how it works:

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My boys are already enjoying the benefits of this project! {hee hee}

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The jar and dispenser is perfect for m&m’s, skittles and other such small treats. Holiday candy will never be in an open dish in our house again! What do you think? What candy would YOU put in your mason jar candy dispenser?

I'm sharing this project at some of my favorite places!

6 comments:

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

FUN!

Sarah Kil said...

Wow! That is amazing! :) Can you share some of those m&m's virtually? :)

The Sherman Four said...

I love it!!! SO clever! and good for you for copying and getting it right the first time!!

eclecticlamb said...

Great project!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

My kids would love this!

ferrellgraph-x said...

How cool is this! It reminds me of something I had to make in wood shop back in high school. I was forced to do it back then. Lol! Now I'd do it because I can! Ha
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

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