Friday, February 4, 2011

A Super Easy Any Holiday Craft

I have seen these cute little candy dishes all over blogland, so I decided to try my hand at making one. It was so easy, I've made three more!! Here's how I did it:

~ terra cotta pot
~ terra cotta pot tray
~ glass "fish bowl" dish (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
~ wooden knob
~ craft paint in your choice of color
~ E6000 or gorilla glue
~ ribbon

Paint your pot, tray, and wooden knob. I chose white so that I could just change out my ribbon embellishment for different holidays or seasons. You can use whatever color you want. And you don't have to leave it just one color. Polka dots would be cute. Or stripes. Or stencils. Just use your imagination.

Once the paint is dry (I painted two coats, waiting about 10 minutes after I painted the first coat to do the second coat), turn the terra cotta tray over so that the bottom is now the top. Glue the wooden knob onto the center of the tray. This makes your lid for your bowl. Turn your terra cotta pot upside down and glue the glass bowl to the pot using E6000 or gorilla glue. I wouldn't recommend hot glue for this due to the weight of the pot and bowl. It would be a mess of broken glass and terra cotta if you picked up the glass and it came loose from the pot!!! Let this dry for at least 24 hours.

Now just fill it with your favorite candy, set your lid on top, tie on a sweet little bow, and voila, you have a cute bubble gum machine shaped candy dish. These make cute little birthday gifts for friends or co-workers as well.

Until next time. . .


  1. That is really cute..Thank you for sharing...I might make some for my GD for their B D...

  2. what a cute always come up with some cute ones..This would be so cute for a church craft..I am going to show this to some gals from church..I love it..reminds me a gumball machine.if it were painted red.;)love it;) have a great weekend.;)

  3. Holy Cow something I think I can make... These are too cute... I see a craft in my future this weekend that I can do with the girls!!

  4. Clever Craft Project... Simple and easy..TFS

  5. Oh My! How cute is that?
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi Donna,
    That came out real cute. Thanks for sharing with us. I may try that one!

  7. That is just so adorable Donna!
    I think I might give it a try, it would be a darling gift!
    I hope all is well with you and your surviving this long winter!
    Big Hugs,

  8. That is just too stinkin' cute, Donna!! Thanks for sharing!!

    BTW, thanks again for all of the suggestions for our Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge trip. We ended up doing SO much of what you suggested and we LOVED it all!!

    We went to Dixie Stampede one evening...VERY neat, then we went and saw the Titanic Museum...again, very cool. And we ended up eating at both The Old Mill and The Apple Barn...both very, very yummy!!

    Thanks again for all of the suggestions!! You were so sweet for helping me out!!

    Hugs!! Carrie

  9. Donna what a cute idea! I haven't seen this in blogland. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

    Enjoy your evening,

  10. Hi there, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my mantel. I love the Willow Tree figurines so much. My husband cried when he received his (the one and only time I have ever seen him cry too). This candy dish craft is so precious! I haven't seen this done before, but yours looks so cute that now I can't wait to try one. Have a fantastic weekend!