Sweet Candy Bottles [Free Printable]

|By Kayla Domeyer| Downloads, Gifts, Holiday, Misc

Sweet Candy Bottles - free printable labels for mason jars or re-used coffee bottles! | saynotsweetanne.com | #valentine #gifts #cute #candy #love

I’ll admit it. I have a thing for mocha. Just mocha, mind you. I don’t like coffee. I do like what coffee does to chocolate. . One of my dearest go-to drinks are the kind you buy in adorable little glass bottles at the grocery store. But what to do with those ideally sized glass bottles when you are done? Here is one of my many re-uses.

These sweet treats will stay fresh in the air tight bottles, and are so cute when displayed. Perfect for teachers, co-workers, children away at college – anyone! The two labels I’ve made are for conversation hearts (I like Brach’s) and M&Ms. They say, “Love messages in a bottle” and “I ‘M&M so glad we’re friends”! This craft is super easy and will make a great Valentine’s Gift. Plus, there’s a bonus- you get to drink the coffee first. ;D

You Will Need:

  • Starbucks or Beaumont Coffee Bottles.
  • Red or Pink Paint. (Or Both!)
  • Paintbrush
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • M&M candies or Conversation Hearts
  • Stick glue
  • Printer and Paper

How to Make it:

  1. Remove the labels from the used jars. (The Beaumont Coffee brand from Aldi is shrink-wrapped on, and comes off very easily.) 
  2. Wash bottles in dishwasher on the bottom rack with lids in the utensil tray.
  3. Use a semi-fine grit sandpaper to scuff up the metal lids. Clean the dust off, and paint with your desired paint color. (This may take several coats. If you can buy a spray paint for metal in your desired color, you may use that instead.)
  4. Once completely dry, fill the bottles with either conversation hearts or m&ms.
  5. Print the labels on regular paper. Cut out the labels and the lid decals.
  6. Using a stick glue on the back of the label, adhere to bottle.
  7. Once lid paint is dry, apply stick glue to back of lid decal and adhere.
  8. That’s it! A little ribbon and a note, and you’ve got a super sweet Valentine – or any time – gift!

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26 Comments on Sweet Candy Bottles [Free Printable]

  1. tina
    January 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm (4 years ago)

    thank you so much for sharing! ~ just found you on Skip to my Lou ~

    • Kayla
      January 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm (4 years ago)

      So glad you like them! Super easy too! =D

  2. Rene
    January 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this!

  3. Erin
    January 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm (4 years ago)

    Cute idea!

  4. Rebekah
    January 24, 2012 at 9:27 am (4 years ago)

    How adorable!

  5. Jennie Larsen
    January 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm (4 years ago)

    THESE ARE DARN “SWEET” no pun. Shared them on my COM-FB page. winks, jen

  6. Linda
    January 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Love your idea! Very cute!

  7. Erin @ Making Memories
    January 25, 2012 at 11:20 am (4 years ago)

    Oh my heck! These are awesome! We’re totally going to make these this weekend! I’ve been saving the Starbucks bottles and have a ton. Thanks for the printables!!!

  8. ShootingStarsMag
    January 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this idea!! I’m big on jar gifts lately.

  9. Linda
    February 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm (4 years ago)

    You were featured today at Show It Off Thursdays @ OrnamentPlace.com!
    Feel free to stop by and pick up an “I was Featured” button!!

    Thanks so much, Linda

  10. samantha
    February 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm (4 years ago)

    love these!! i’m having my second daughters baptism in a month and i’m dying to try this for her! do you have any suggestions for how to get the goo off the bottles though?? i’m using the starbucks bottles. thanks again!!

    • Kayla
      February 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm (4 years ago)


      From my experience, using a razor blade to scrape off the goo, and then nail polish remover to remove the rest of the stickiness works pretty well! Good luck!

  11. Tina
    February 14, 2012 at 1:37 am (4 years ago)

    I changed your love messages in a bottle to Messages of friendship in a bottle… had to do some cut and taping and some handwriting, just a suggestion for friends… my friends loved these!!!

    • Kayla
      February 14, 2012 at 8:32 am (4 years ago)

      What a great idea! Good job!

  12. Kayla
    February 14, 2012 at 10:07 am (4 years ago)

    Linked up to:

  13. website
    September 11, 2013 at 12:12 am (2 years ago)

    Hey! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to check it out.
    I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking
    and will be tweeting this to my followers! Fantastic blog and fantastic design.

  14. Jennifer
    August 24, 2014 at 4:29 am (1 year ago)

    What a great use for all those bottles. Thank You for sharing.


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