It’s apple season. I just love apples, their beautiful colors, delicious flavors and the amazing smells that come from the kitchen when I bake with them. I am looking forward to my first honey crisp of the year very soon. I love incorporating apples into my early fall decorations too. I currently have a bowl full of apples on my table and red accents on my mantle. I thought it would be fun to create a simple apple jar gift using a mason jar and one of my favorite candies, M&M’s. Who wouldn’t want to receive this red apple painted mason jar gift.
Here is what I used for this apple jar gift: Some of the links below are affiliate links.
- Pint size mason jar
- Krylon Chalky Finish spray paint in Scarlet
- Metallic gold spray paint
- Wood drawer pull
- Green cardstock cut into a leaf shape
- Hot Glue
I started by spray painting the jar scarlet red. This chalky finish spray paint is so easy to work with. I did 2 coats, about 20 minutes apart, and I ended up with a smooth matte finish that completely covered the jar. This paint comes is a variety of colors and I highly recommend it if you want to avoid brush marks.
Then I sprayed the lid and pull a metallic gold.
To assemble the lid I used hot glue to attach the leaf then the pull on top.
I filled the jar with M&M’s, I am loving the dark chocolate right now but I’m also very excited for their new fall flavors like pecan pie!
This gift would be perfect for a teacher, a co-worker, a hostess or just about anyone. It can be filled with candy or gify items and can double as a nice fall decoration too.
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Are you an apple lover? What’s your favorite kind?
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