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The Dreamiest Treat Jars

When the visions of sugar plums are finished dancing in your head, no longer will you be disappointed. Martha Stewart Crafts has given you all the tips you need to create The Dreamiest Treat Jars. These sweet jars look nice on the counter top and look even nicer filled with your favorite candy. This tutorial will teach you how to paint glass so that it looks neat and cheerful and good enough to want to eat. Use them as a special place to stash rewards for your children, but make sure you paint a special one to keep all to yourself.

The Dreamiest Treat Jars



  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Patterning Tape
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Sans Serif Alphabet Paper Stencils
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Spring Pasture
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Pool
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Chipotle
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Wedding Cake
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Paint Brush Set, 5pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Patterning Tape
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Adhesive Stencils - Classic Serif Alphabet
  • 3 Apothacary Jars in desired sizes
  • Small liner brush


  1. Clean glass thoroughly with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Tape off the bottom of jars using the image as a guide. With the largest pouncer and Wedding Cake, solidly cover the base of each jar as shown.
  3. Tape off the small ball on each lid. Paint the lids solid, as shown, using spouncers. Let dry.
  4. Use an exacto-knife to score tape before removing. Remove tape.
  5. Paint small balls on lids as shown. Let dry.
  6. Add accent stripes with small liner brush.
  7. Following directions on the stencil package, stencil using spouncer and colors as shown.
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I adore the colors of these treat jars. I get a retro vibe from the colors used here. I agree with Delphine Bryant, there could have been more detailed directions for this project. For some, the stretch of the imagination may be enough.

Love the idea but the directions are really sparse.

gave me ideas..take small flower glass vases and glue onto glass or painted candle holders.

What a great idea to decorate some jars to make them look nicer than just plain jars and I can see them used in so many different rooms for different things. You can decorate some for a babys room and put in pins, cotton balls, q-tips etc..,a sewing room with supplies a kitchen and then the candies the liist goes on. A great tutorial on how to do them and so easy to do. Thanks.

Perfect jars for kiddie parties! I love that these jars come in different sizes. You can use them at home or for parties.

I love The Dreamiest Treat Jars. They are adorable and would look really cute on a dining room table, a change from the flower arrangement. I love spring flowers, so I think I'll make a smaller arrangement to work with the jars when I get them made!

What a very cute idea. I have seen these jars for sale but never know what I could do with them. This is just the ticket. I would like to get the smaller ones to put into my bath room. Then put the words cotton swab, puffs, etc. on them. I can paint them to match the colors in there. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea.

#bestideaever-The best idea I can give you is make sure that when you give us a recipe that it can tweeted or googled or facebook and etc.. sometimes it only be printed and everyone doesn't have one.


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