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
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. . .