This present was easy to make, my little girl loved helping me and my husband loved it! He is a big fan of peanut M&Ms but you could add any type of chocolate or lolly that you like! I also had my sister laminate the “saying” on her laminator but it will still work just as well if it isn’t. Only other note I would suggest is maybe have an extra bag of chocolates if your child is going to help as she kept eating them haha! (Okay maybe I had a few too!)


  • 1 glass jar
  • 4 bags of peanut m&ms
  • 1 bag of chocolate gold coins
  • 1 green paper A4
  • 1 brown paper A4
  • 1 White paper A4
  • 1 Birthday card
  • 1 double sided sticky tape


  1. Buy your items, chocolates from supermarket, paper from office supplies shop, card and glass jar from $2 shop.
  2. Type up on computer "To my slightly nutty but very sweet Dad" add a green border and print. Cut around border.
  3. Put chocolate money coins in bottom of jar. I separated all the colours of the M&Ms into bowls, then emptied one bowl into the jar at a time to make a rainbow effect.
  4. Cut green and brown paper into a thick long strip to go around jar, make the green one fatter then the brown then sticky tape onto jar. Then stick your printed saying onto the middle.
  5. Cut the birthday card into a round shape, (try and find one that just says happy birthday and is small enough to fit on your lid). Stick with double sided sticky tape onto lid.

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  • dbhall82
    • 15 Sep 2015
      4:59 pm

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  • such an adorable gift idea


  • That’s great and colourful of course only if he likes those types of sweets .


  • This is a great idea!


  • This is just sooo sweet..very imaginative and creative..well done.


  • What a simple idea for a lovely birthday present!! Definitely cost effective, but definitely a sentimental one with all the work that goes into it… Good job =) I definitely plan on following this idea for inspiration for presents in the future!!


  • Great idea this, thanks for sharing.


  • Looks great, I think I’m going to have to try this one


  • Going to do this for my husband for his birthday


  • My hubbys birthday on sunday so happy i found this. Will be making it with the kids during the week. thank you for sharing this very clever idea


  • Looks very cool! Thanks for sharing


  • Very cool! Can also use old moccona jars


  • A beautiful gift idea; thanks for sharing!.


  • We always get my husband a bag of lollies every year for his birthday, a nice way to make it more special.


  • Love this idea :D


  • this is a great idea. this is very simple and the kids will love helping/eating lol.. love the card on the front lol

    • cheers! this is the best idea, the kids want to do this for their dad’s birthday.


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