Topshot of risk it candy jar - The CraftablesI love candy. I know that may be obvious considering the number of posts I do about it. I simply can’t get over it. But, even I thought about this way of keeping sweets in the house multiple times before I went through with it. Because when you keep chocolate like this, you never really know what you’re going to get. You don’t get to decide what you pick- you could get a piece of dark chocolate, or you could get an toffee or you could get a stick of bubblegum. Kind of like those beans you get in different flavors. The only difference is, that all of the candy here is delicious!

In fact, now that I think about it, you can make multiple boxes and use them as party favors or return presents for a children’s party!


Time: 45 minutes

Budget: Low


  • Template for Octagon box
  • Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • CHOCOLATE. Lots of chocolates, sweets and more to fill the box with.

Risk it Candy Jar - The CraftablesTo begin with, we used the tutorial for octagon boxes we made earlier this year. After tracing out the template, we started doodling candy designs all over the box using a black marker. Since, we sell such candy jars, we decided to work a bit harder on the design. To make it look more attractive.

The only thing to keep in mind here is, that the box needs to have a dark exterior & you should not be able to see what you’re picking. That’s why, we made the flap for the box small.

Template of octagon box - The CraftablesNext, we assembled the box & opened up all the candy to plop into the box. Do make sure to keep the box in a cool area. Or everything will melt & the flavours will mash up. We would also recommend keeping small quantities of candy in it. As much as would be eaten in a short timespan.

And that’s about it! Make your delicious Risk It Candy Jar and try out all kinds of candy. You should be adventurous and try lots of flavors! Who know’s what you’ll get?

Side shot of risk it candy jar - The CraftablesHow do you like this simple idea? If you try it out, don’t forget to share it with the #thecraftablesproject tag! Have a great weekend – DA