Shrinky Candy Jar

This project shows you how to make a fun candy jar for gift giving. You can fill the jar with the candy from the packet for a quick gift.

Shrinky Candy Jar

What you need

Candy bag wrapper
Glass Jar
Oven gloves
Craft Glue


Start by taking your candy wrapper and placing it onto a oven tray. Some wrappers shrink better than others but it will still look great placed onto the lid.

Place the tray into a hot oven. The temperature does not matter as long as you watch the oven at all times. Make sure to shrink your wrappers in a well ventilated room.

Watch your wrapper carefully to make sure it does not shrink too small.

Once it begins to distort take it out of the oven and allow it to cool slightly.

Using the oven mitts mold the warm wrapper around the lid of the jar and allow it to cool in place.

You can secure the wrapper with glue and finish off the lid with a piece of ribbon.

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  1. I cant follow this that well…

  2. In defense of this project, I have to say that it is so hard to accurately convey some ideas in words or a few pictures. This is one of those projects. It does make a really cute decorated lid and it also recycles the packaging and keeps it from the landfill. Thanks to the author for posting, please be sure to continue posting your ideas. I loved it.

  3. lavenderbythesea says:

    I like this! thanks

  4. There are a lot of great ideas on this site. I don’t really care for this particular project though. I’m sure it’s safe if you do it in a well venilated room. I think it looks “tacky.” Not trying to be negative but it does appear to be pointless. :)

  5. In reviewing all the comments, it’s obvious one person keeps responding in the same manner attempting to look like more than one person. I feel for you because you “don’t get it,” but it’s quite obvious what you’re supposed to “get.”

    Other than ignorant people posting, this is a cute idea! And very safe if you take proper precautions to be in a well ventilated area. Thanks for the idea!

  6. I dont get the first picture, what’s it supposed to be?

  7. Individual size potato chip/Frito/Cheeto bags make great earrings using this same process. They retain their proportion pretty well. My teens thought this was really excellent!

  8. it works best if you iron it with baking paper on top, because you have more controll over it.

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