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What to do With Empty Glass Sweet Jars?


Are you left with loads of empty sweet jars lying around? Here are our favourite used for old sweet jars once all the tasty contents have been devoured… 

  • One of the simplest, yet most effective ways to personalise a glass sweet jar is with ribbons. Simply tying around the bobble top lid is quick, easy and can turn a plain jar into a stunning decoration. To make your jar even more personal, why not colour co-ordinate the ribbon to the sweets inside? For example, if you choose pastel sweets such as Flying Saucers, using pastel ribbons would add a traditional feel, perfect for a wedding table decoration or a Christening gift.  


  • Another fun way to personalise a glass sweet jar is with glass paints. Choose your own design and unleash your creative side to add some excitement to an ordinary glass jar. Glass paints are a great way to create a unique gift for a close friend or family member. Paint their name along with a pretty design or pattern and fill with retro sweets such as Jelly Beans or Bon Bons to make a gift that is unforgettable. Or to make personalising a jar even easier, why not use stencils? For example, small glass sweet jars would make a great wedding favour. Make your own stencil with your initials and a simple heart or small design, to ensure not to block the view of the pretty sweets inside and paint away! Sure to put a smile on every guest’s face.  


  • Sweet Jars are also perfect for use at Branded Events and Corporate Functions. Here at Keep It Sweet we also have plenty of branded sweet jars and other products so you can create a sweet display to promote your brand or to sweeten up the office. Choose to print or etch any logo or message on a jar or to personalise a jar with a printed label for the perfect marketing tool or corporate gift that is sure to impress customers and clients or that will brighten up the mood in the office on a gloomy Monday morning. As well as branded sweet jars we have everything from small Sweet Pyramids to larger Sweet Hampers so you can create the perfect branded sweets or promotional tool that is sure to leave a great lasting impression. 


  • Our next way to decorate sweet jars is to create your very own snow globe. Get crafty with whatever you want to put in your snow globe - whether it be traditional festive items or even photos and pictures and then simply add distilled water, a touch of glycerin and as much glitter as you please to create a truly unique magical globe. Just be prepared to unintentionally sparkle for weeks to come if you’re using glitter! 


  • Plants are another quirky way to decorate sweet jars. Simply choose your favourite small plant and add some soil to create the perfect coffee table accessory or you could even create a terrarium in your empty jar.  To do this, simply choose a few different coloured soils and pebbles, along with one or a few small plants and layer them to create a beautiful pint-sized greenhouse that is perfect for your home or office. 



  • Glass Sweet Jars aren’t just great for storage inside, but they can also be used outside to add a fun retro twist to a garden or balcony. One of our favourite ideas is to create a truly unique and beautiful garden lights. For the simplest approach, all you need to do is add a tea light or two inside the jar for the perfect addition to a summer evening spent outside. Or if you want to go one step further, add some fairy lights or a solar bulb and hang up for the perfect garden decoration! 


Alongside our brilliant range of glass sweet jars, we also have a great selection of plastic sweet jars to choose from - perfect for if you are looking for a cheaper and safer alternative (especially if there are clumsy people about!) Ranging from bite-sized 380ml jars to whopping big 6 litre jars, we have jars to cater for all numbers and to create a delicious sweet jar display, no matter how big or small. Once you have chosen your jar and either a bobble top or colourful lid, next simply decide which tasty sweets to fill it with! Why not take a look at some of our most popular retro sweets from decades gone by? One of our personal favourites is Flying Saucers. These iconic pastel delights are a true sweet shop must have and taste simply incredible! Filled full of delicious tangy sherbet, these explosive sweets look beautiful displayed in one of our sweet jars for the perfect table centre piece or coffee table addition to impress your guests. 

Take a loot at all of our brilliant glass sweet jar range here.