Saturday, October 6, 2012


Day by day, the Halloween decorations are coming together.  For the past couple years, I've filled jars with candy because, after all, isn't that one of the things Halloween's all about?

What are my criteria for the candy I fill the jars with?  Most importantly, it has to be candy that won't tempt me much.  Yep, the last thing I want is easy access to a ton of candy I can't resist eating, right?  Secondly, it has to look nice in the jars; after all, for my purpose, the candy display is simply a decoration anyway.  And finally, it has to be cheap.

Since I have around ten jars, cheap isn't all that easy sometimes, but I went to a dollar store today during my lunch hour and bought enough candy to fill all the jars--except for one that I already had filled with cajun corn nuts--for about $15.

Here's the full display--this is in my kitchen on a small chest of drawers that I use to store holiday dishes and things.  By the way, that quilt on the wall is the Happy Jacks quilt I designed--instructions can be found in my sidebar under Quilt Tutorials (Happy Jacks Tutorials).  [Remember my tutorials may span several blog posts, so scroll down to the bottom post first, and then work your way up from post to post.]

I hope you have a fun weekend ahead!


Anonymous said...

I don't decorate for any season/holiday, but I love to look at yours. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

I always love to see your decorating. Looks great. I still need to do my decorating. Did you fix up your bedroom too with your Halloween quilt you made last year?

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I always love seeing your decorating.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Ha! I didn't realize that Carol and I said the same exact thing. LOL!