It’s hard to believe that school is just around the corner. As much as I love summertime, I get giddy stocking up on new crayons, fresh notebooks, and sharp pencils for the kids. I also love thinking of fun back-to-school gifts for the new teachers each year. Any teacher would love a pretty candy jar, filled with treats from around the world, and topped with a mini globe cap. There are so many fun candies to try, and this DIY project is simple enough for anyone to create.
Because I used a welding adhesive, the globe stays tightly fixed to the metal lid even with lots of little hands pulling and twisting. Whether in the classroom, or on a desk at home, this candy jar will be a sweet reminder of how teachers open up the world for their students.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Vintage Style Candy Jar
- Mini Globe
- International Candy (I chose pre-wrapped candies)
- Welding Adhesive
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Gather your supplies
- Scrape the stand pads from the bottom of the globe using the screwdriver.
- Follow the instructions and squeeze out one part of each of the two adhesives.
- Mix the two adhesives together.
- Spread a thin layer of the mixed adhesive on the bottom of the globe stand.
- Stick the globe onto the metal lid of the candy jar and hold together tightly for a few minutes.
- Let cure overnight before moving or pulling.
- Fill the jar with the candy, tie with an “I’m excited to explore with you this year” note, and give to your child’s favorite new teacher!