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Peppermint Treat Jar

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Fill this Peppermint Treat Jar with delicious peppermint star candies and hand them out to your neighbors and friends this holiday season.  This easy paper Christmas craft also makes a great gift for teachers and something fun to stick in a stocking. This Peppermint Treat Jar will freshen up the home with some Christmas cheer. These paper Christmas crafts are fun to make and a blast to receive. Do something different this year and decorate a treat jar that will never be forgotten.

peppermint treat jar

Materials:

  • Small paint can with lid
  • Cardstock: black, orange, red, white
  • Pink/red/white patterned: floral, striped
  • Rub-on letters
  • Red heart button
  • Brown ink pad
  • Circle punches: 1/4”, 2”, 2-1/2”
  • Computer and printer (Vintage Typewriter font)
  • All-purpose adhesive
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Trim floral paper to fit around can. Wrap, overlapping paper 1/4” at back; adhere.
     
  2. Punch 2-1/2” circle from floral paper; adhere to lid. Print “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” on red cardstock; punch 2” circle around words and adhere to lid.
     
  3. For snowman, punch 2” (head) and 2-1/2” (body) circles from white cardstock; ink edges. Cut off bottom third of body; adhere along bottom edge of can front. For eyes, punch two 1/4” circles from black cardstock; adhere to head. For nose, cut 1-1/4” skinny rectangle from orange cardstock; adhere to head below eyes. For scarf, cut 6” strip from striped paper; cut slits in ends for fringe. Fold scarf in “v”, wrap around bottom of head; adhere head and scarf to top of body. Adhere button to body.
     
  4. Apply rub-on letters to spell “noel” to right of snowman on can front.
     
  5. Fill can with treat.

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An empty formula can would be the perfect size, too!

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