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Peppermint Treat Jar

By: Linda Beeson from Crafts 'n things

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


  • 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


  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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