Farmhouse Style Fall Candy Buffet
Create Fall feels in your kitchen with a simple and easy farmhouse Fall Candy Buffet you can set up quickly.
When you come across a vintage wire canning rack and you are currently crushing on farmhouse-style everything, you simply must buy it, right?
I came across a vintage canning rack while browsing an estate sale. Of course, it brought back fond memories of my Mom teaching me how to can fresh vegetables in the summer.
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These days we love using Mason jars for home decor so I thought, why not make a fun fall candy buffet using Mason jars and the vintage canner pot rack?
Table of Contents
- How To Make A Farmhouse Style Fall Candy Buffet
- Plan Your Fall Candy Bar for your Kitchen
- More Fall Ideas
How To Make A Farmhouse Style Fall Candy Buffet
This is one of the least expensive, easy upcycle projects I have done. I just love it as part of our kitchen fall decor this year and there’s candy involved!
- Vintage canning rack (I got mine at an estate sale for only $1)
- 6 Pint size canning jars with rings and lids
- Can for the middle section
- Decorative craft paper
The canning wire rack I bought at an estate sale has plenty of patina so I decided to use it as is.
The two contrasting pieces of craft paper were free. My daughter cleaned out her craft stash and gave me a big tablet of fall craft paper!
How To Decorate Mason Jar Lids
In order to have the circles as close to the same as possible on every lid and centered, I had to place each lid as shown in the photo above.
There is wasted paper when you do it this way, but I got the look I was going for. I simply drew around the lid with a pencil and cut it out.
I did the same technique for drawing and cutting when using the chevron print. The result was a good match of the designs on each lid.
How to make a centerpiece for the fall candy buffet
I decided to cover an empty can with matching craft paper for the center of the canning rack rather than use another mason jar.
The addition of another fall color to the center made for a good contrast in the look of the candy buffet. I used Mod Podge to glue the pretty craft paper to the can.
Cut the top section as shown in the above photo. Making slits along the edge allows the paper to lay flat and be glued to the inside top of the can.
You see my cat, Hobblee trying to take a nap. He is always by my side in the craft room and sometimes he tries to help, especially if I’m painting.
The craft paper is not glued to the lids. I just placed the paper onto the lid, set the lid on the Mason jar, and added the ring. Easy peasy!
Now I can repurpose these Mason jars again after we are done with our Fall Candy Buffet in the kitchen.
Types of Candy in the Farmhouse Style Candy Buffet
I am not a chocoholic like my sweet hubby. I’m a giant fan of all things caramel so there are two caramel selections including those Goetze’s Caramel Creams which almost didn’t last until the photo shoot and caramel squares which will find their way into a recipe soon.
See my recipe for Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bar Cookies.
Did you know that marshmallows have zero fat? Our Mini marshmallows will find their way into a cup of hot chocolate pretty soon.
See my Hot Cocoa Bar ideas with lots of goodies.
Here is what I did with the canner pot this rack came out of.
Plan Your Fall Candy Bar for your Kitchen
First, decide how much space you have on your kitchen counter and where you want to stage your Fall Candy Bar. Close to the coffee maker is always a good location. Some of the candies are delicious melted into a hot cup of coffee.
What types of candy should you include in your candy buffet?
Choose traditional Fall candies that your family members enjoy. Caramels, butterscotch, and candy corn are always good choices.
What containers should you use for a kitchen candy buffet?
Mason jars are always good because you can close the lid to keep the candy fresh. They are cute and add a dimension to home decor at the same time.
These candy jars with lids I found on Amazon are also a good choice and they are adorable.
We have grandsons who love sunflower seeds so those are essential to our candy bar. I know they aren’t candy but they are for my sweet grandsons.
What would fall even be without candy corn in the house?
Make your own Fall Candy Buffet using a vintage canning rack, some Mason jars, and pretty craft paper to add color to the lids. What kind of candy will be in your jars?
More Fall Ideas
27 Ways To Make Fall Pumpkin Decorations
Farmhouse Style Fall Tablescape Ideas
DIY Fall Wreath with Mums and Pumpkins
Ideas For Decorating An Entryway Table for Fall
Make This Rustic Fall Centerpiece
Scarecrow Fall Wreath easy tutorial
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Hi Shirley. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m planning to re-design my old farmhouse and this candy bar is perfect as one of the designs. I’ll definitely try to do this as well. I’m a fan. Thanks.
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Love this vintage spin on a fall candy bar. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!
What a sweet idea (yes, pun intended 🙂 ) Your candy bar is so charming. Congrats, you’re featured this week at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.
I love this idea so much . Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.
Love this idea! Super cool and fun for the kiddos! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing at Dishing It & Digging It. We enjoy seeing your creativity each week! 🙂
This is awesome & I am so bummed because I just threw one of these out-like literally one week ago!
This would be such a dangerous thing to have at my house…lol. My kids LOVE sweets and I would need to add a lock and key. I do something similar with fast food condiments and put them in jars on our table for quick grabbing, so I love this idea.
Love this idea! Your Fall snack station would look so cute on a kitchen counter. Creative thinking with your up-cycle!
Shirley, this is ADORABLE! I love how you covered the tin and added the paper to the mason jar lids. What a fun and clever idea…who doesn’t love a candy bar! 🙂
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I do like a project that combines vintage charm with a bit of fun.
This is an absolutely adorable idea! I can’t believe you thought of this from a canning rack! Genius!
I love your vision. I probably would have walked by the canning rack. Now I won’t. It is so adorable and I love how you decorated the can and jars.
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What a cute and delicious fall centerpiece too! Great idea!
I just love what you did with that canning rack! And what a bargain too! Pinning and hope to find a rack like that to repurpose.
I would have taken that canning rack home too Shirley!! Love the idea of your candy bar.
Now that is really a cute center piece for the table or counter. It looks great with the jars full of candy goodies and sunflower seeds. No I didn’t know mini marshmallows didn’t have fat,
Wonder how many of those canning racks I have passed by at flea markets?
This is one of the most creative candy bars I’ve seen. My grandsons love those sunflower seeds too, so they are definitely a great addition to a candy bar. This just screams fall and that vintage canning rack – yes! Perfection!