Arise and Shine Forth Treat Jar

We like to have a small treat to recognize the young women who are working on their personal progress every week. Anyone who has worked on an experience or project can come to the front of the room and grab a goodie from this little jar filled with light.

I wanted a container for our goodies that goes along with the mutual 2012 theme: “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5). I found inspiration in hot air balloons, lighthouses, and all kinds of sparkly things (check out my pinterest board).

I finally decided to put a battery-operated tea light in the top of a glass apothecary jar. I used a couple glue dots so I can easily remove or replace the tea light. Each month as the value theme changes I will just tie on a new ribbon and fill with different candy.

Our January value is Choice and Accountability, which is orange (obviously). I made stickers that connect the mutual theme to the value: “Arise and Shine Forth by choosing good over evil and accepting responsibility for your decisions”, and stuck them on the candy packages.

Don’t the candy corns almost look like little flames of light? You can download the file for the stickers I made here in English. Also in Portuguese.

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3 Responses to Arise and Shine Forth Treat Jar

  1. Audrey W says:

    I just love this idea. I posted about it on my lds/yw blog (! I can’t believe that I didn’t think of this myself! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. Karla Douglass says:

    Love the jar! We’ve been using it and our girls look forward to it. Will you be posting future ideas with sayings and candy? Would love to have them.
    Thank you so much for all your wonderful, creative ideas.

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