Cupcake Gift Jar

I love Martha Stewart products!! And today I cannot wait to share a fun and easy tutorial using some amazing Martha Stewart Paints and stencils.

This next project was one that I saw in magazine and looked easy peasy. I knew I could do my own version very easily and wanted to make a little printable to go along with it. Not only is it inexpensive but it’s easy to do and can double as Cupcake Gift Jar and a Christmas Candy Jar!! Consider this Gift #2 that you will find from me in the coming weeks that can be made for under $10. :)

Before I get started I need to show you the awesome products that were sent to me from Plaid, with all the amazing Martha Stewart Paints. You better believe I will be using all these goodies over the next few weeks to get my craft on for Christmas. I already have so many ideas in mind, and I can’t wait to share them with you!!

If you would like to make these cute Cupcake Gift Jars/ Candy Jars, here is what you’ll need:


– Jar (got mine at Hobby Lobby for half off for only $1.50)

– Twine, ribbon or jute

– Printable Tag

– Cupcake or Candies

Martha Stewart Paint (I used Red and Wedding Cake – White)

Martha Stewart Stencils

Dauber Set


1. Gather your supplies.

2. Paint the top of your lid and let dry.

3. Use your stencil to paint on a Christmas Shape. I did a snowflake since they’re so fun and festive! Let dry.

4. Save your printable tag by clicking on the image above, and then right-clicking and saving. Open up in a program like Word and size it to however big you need it. Print and cut out.

5. Tie your printable tag around the rim of your jar.

6. Place your cupcake on the inside lid of our jar and twist jar lid on.

Voila!! Now you have a super cute way to hand out some fun and festive cupcake treats in an inexpensive but cute way!

And that’s not all!! Once they are done devouring their cupcake, they can use it as a cute Christmas Candy Jar. Or if you want you can ditch the cupcake, turn the jar right-side over, fill it with Christmas goodies and deliver it this way!!

Easy…. but cute, right?!

I’m all about super cute but cheap gift ideas, and this one is perfect for that!!

If you want to find out more about Martha Stewart Crafts and Plaid, be sure to find them here on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

And for more Martha Stewart Paint Projects, check out these links below:


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and The Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.

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  1. 1

    that is really cute!
    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more recently posted..Christmas Coal, Peppermint Patty’s in DisguiseMy Profile

  2. 2

    That’s not just adorable, it’s also creative, ingenious and totally fun. I can imagine making these using teeny, tiny figures and objects that create a scene, sort of like turning the whole piece into something reminiscent of a snow globe. You know, a snowman, his igloo and other touches that will put color into it. This would work very well with Halloween themes (during Halloween, of course) as well as for other holidays. But for the holidays, I can picturre Calvin and Hobbes on a sled or something cute like that with pine trees around. That being said, we’d either have to make the miniature figurines or find them somewhere!
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  3. 3

    oh my gosh I LOVE how the cupcake looks in there what a fun idea. cute cute cute!
    marissa recently posted..Bring it on Breaking Dawn AKA CGI Renesmee Party TimeMy Profile

  4. 4

    I am so in love with this. Not only do I llllove cupcakes but this is just so stinkin cute!!
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  5. 5

    Kristyn, get outta here! This is crazy cute! LOVE! Hope you’re having a great day my friend! Smiles, Jill
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  6. 6

    Ahhh! I was dying when I saw this on Instagram this morning! Just Pinned it. Love it. Want it. Might copy it :) These would make darling neighbor gifts! Thanks for sharing with us!
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  7. 7

    Love the idea!! very cute!!

  8. 8

    oh my goodness! super cute! love it!!!
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  9. 9

    So cute, Love it!
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  10. 10

    This is ADORABLE! I’d love for you to join my “Do Your Thing” link party!
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  11. 11

    This jar is adorable both ways!

  12. 12

    What’s not to love about an individually wrapped cupcake – love this and pinning!

  13. 13

    Your idea is so cute! Im pinning to save, thinking about making some for gifts this year! =)

  14. 14

    I just tried to recreate this because it is so incredibly adorable, except when I painted the lids of jars, it doesn’t look as neat and perfect as yours, mine looks streaky. Is there any tips you can give me on how to achieve that perfect painted look on the lids. Thank you

  15. 15

    sweet! i love how it looks like snow globe. i think i would add a dollop of frosting to anchor the cake. next year, yes! thank you.

    • 16

      Loved the guest towel cupcake; I am going to make them for all ocaisscons and for my bathrooms. I have seen so many other videos, but you are the best. Thank you so much.

  16. 17

    Wow! Such a great idea. This is perfect gift for this coming holidays..

  17. 18

    i had a quick question – since i live far away from friends and family and would like to send something like this, how long will they last? how long will the cupcake stay fresh…?

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