Mason Jar Ghost Candy Gift

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This mason jar ghost candy gift is the perfect Halloween treat for friends and family.

Jars painted like ghosts.

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Halloween, oh how I love thee. I don’t know what it is specifically, maybe it’s the candy, or the influx of pumpkins, or just all the fun activities that surround the holiday. Whatever it is, I have passed the love on to my kids. Major’s birthday is mid-October so he sees the holiday as an extension of his birthday celebration. At the our house we have already been busy crafting and testing out new candy and it’s not even October! My friends think it’s just a little crazy that my decorations are already out and the kids have their costumes.

Bags of Candy

When we were at Target picking out costumes I couldn’t miss stopping by the seasonal Halloween section of the store. We found these fun M&M’S Boo-tterscotch and DOVE Milk Chocolate Ghosts that are exclusive to Target on the end of the aisle and of course I couldn’t resist bringing a few bags home. I am a sucker for anything Boo-tterscotch and how adorable are those chocolate ghost wrappers?!? 🙂

This mason jar ghost candy gift is the perfect Halloween treat for friends and family.

After seeing the DOVE Milk Chocolate Ghosts at Target, I thought it would be fun to use the ghost theme and make ghost candy jars for a few of my neighbors. It is something they can use for decoration during the Halloween season and the best part is the jar is filled with yummy candy. I wish someone would bring me a gift like that!


For this ghost mason jar candy gift you need:

  • glass jar
  • white and black acrylic craft paint
  • black pen
  • foam paint brush
  • fine tip paint brush
  • fabric squares (approximately 5 inch squares)
  • ribbon
  • M&M’S Boo-tterscotch and DOVE Milk Chocolate Ghosts

Steps to making ghost mason jar. Jar, paint, sharpie

1.) Begin with painting your jar using a foam brush with white craft paint. I did one coat and let dry over night and then did one more coat and let dry completely. It is important to let the paint dry completely so that it does not come off the jar.

2.) Once the white paint is dried, use a pen and draw an outline of eyes and a mouth for the ghost. Fill in with the black craft paint and fine tip paint brush. Let paint dry.

These mason jar ghost candy gifts are the perfect Halloween treat for friends and family.

3.) Once the jars are completely dry, fill with candy. I did a mixture of M&M’S Boo-tterscotch and DOVE Milk Chocolate Ghosts.

Mason Jars filled with candy

4.) Place a fabric square on top of the jar and then screw the jar lid over the fabric. Tie the ribbon around the lid and you have a great Halloween gift.

Painted ghost mason jar

If you try making one of these fun and festive mason jar ghost candy gifts, tag me on Instagram or put your picture in the comments. I love seeing everyone’s creativity! Don’t forget to stop by Target and check out the seasonal Halloween section and check out the Target Cartwheel savings app for saving on all Mars Halloween Products. Target is a great one-stop shop for all your Halloween essentials!

3 ghost mason jars with candy


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