santa’s candy jar tutorial
{from the southern institute}

by @according2kelly on November 21, 2012

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.

& the holidays are coming a wee bit earlier for a few lucky readers, thanks to our three amazing giveaways. be sure to head over to today’s featured blogger {The Southern Institute} for a chance to win a silhouette portrait, decoart paints & stencils, and michael’s gift card.

so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects.

rev up your mixers, & visit a southern fairytale for lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss.

& to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is jenny, of The Southern Institute. jenny writes…

Hi everyone! It’s Jenny from The Southern Institute, and I’m so excited to be here for another Holiday Craft Along! I’ve been having a blast following along with all of the holiday projects that have been shared so far.

I think sometimes we get fooled into believing that crafts have to be complicated and worthy of a Martha Stewart magazine spread to be legit. I just want to dispel that myth! Some of my favorite crafts are the ones that don’t require a lot of effort, but the result is super cute. This is one of those projects. With just a few simple supplies you can dress up a plain old jar and make it something festive and fun! I found these adorable Santa clothespins at The Container Store, as well as the plain lidded jar. The pom poms were already in my crafty stash. All I needed was a glue gun (which I have) and I was ready to go!

First, spread a line of hot glue on the back of one Santa and carefully apply it to the outside of the jar. I say carefully because once the glue touches the glass it is stuck there for LIFE! There is no moving that thing!

Isn’t he just the cutest little guy?

Next, add the rest of the Santas!

Add a few pom poms for a little extra decoration…

…then all that’s left is to fill the jar with your favorite Christmas candies!

Mine just happen to be peppermint sticks.

See? Super simple, but very cute. Who can resist stealing some candy from these Little Santas? Don’t worry, it won’t earn you a spot on his “naughty” list! Have fun crafting and Happy Holidays from The Southern Institute!

Be sure to stop by The Southern Institute to find more easy peasy projects like these…

(Washi Tape Thank You Cards, Giving Thanks Wreath, Ruffled Tree)

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ready for an amazing giveaway worth over $700? head on over to today’s featured blogger {The Southern Institute} for a NEW chance to win.

really want to win? every day you’ll have a new chance to win on a new blog. so be sure to come back tomorrow.

& make sure to visit skip to my lou & a southern fairytale for even more giveaway opportunities!


for more great ideas be sure to visit jenny at her blog the southern institute, & follow her every move on twitter, facebook, & pinterest.


about jenny: Jenny is a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend.  She’s a northern girl transplanted in the south. The Southern Institute is a craft blog, a sewing blog, a food blog, a family blog, a place of inspiration for her, and hopefully for you too.  It’s a place for her to write about the projects that she’s working on and share them with you, but it’s also a creative community where everyone has the opportunity to share what they have been working on.

baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #bakecraftsew.


ok, this is ridiculously cute!


Thanks, Kellie! Happy Thanksgiving!

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