While the labels come off pretty easily after soaking in warm soapy water, often times glue is left on the jar. To remove the glue, mix cooking oil (vegetable, caonola, etc.) with baking soda in a 50/50 mix. Apply the paste over the glue and let sit for a few hours (or overnight), then scrub off.
For the lids, all you have to do is spray paint those. If you have a smuckers jar and like the plaid-ish design on the side of the lid all you need to do is tape the side to protect it from the spray paint. Then spray the top to cover the word “smuckers”.
A pack of colorful magnets can be used for the lid tops. Some people use drawer knobs and they do look nice, but the magnets are cheaper and they don’t require any drilling or gluing because they stick right to the metal lid.
Another cute option is to create a candy dish using a candlestick and bowl. You can pick these up from the Dollar Tree for $1 each. Glue the candlestick to the bottom of the bowl (we used E6000, but any craft/tacky glue should work). Purchase some Valspar Clear Satin Latex Clear Glaze from Lowes. Mix a small amount with food coloring (we used pink) and brush it on both the outside of the candlestick and bowl (only brush the outside of the bowl since the glaze is NOT food safe).
Let it dry overnight, then put it in the oven at 175 degrees for 30 minutes to completely dry it. We think our peeps are happy!
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