Candy Jar Teacher Gift DIY

Miranda Anderson

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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.

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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:

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  1. Gather your supplies
  2. Scrape the stand pads from the bottom of the globe using the screwdriver.
  3. Follow the instructions and squeeze out one part of each of the two adhesives.
  4. Mix the two adhesives together.
  5. Spread a thin layer of the mixed adhesive on the bottom of the globe stand.
  6. Stick the globe onto the metal lid of the candy jar and hold together tightly for a few minutes.
  7. Let cure overnight before moving or pulling.
  8. 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!

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