Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spooky Candy Dish

Okay, okay, back to real posts. I really did lose my glue gun yesterday and had a all day hunt for it, I also had to have some fun with it!!

This is a combination of the gumball machines and a Halloween project I saw at Michaels. I went to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Walmart gathering supplies. Walmart has the glass bowl ($1.97) cheaper than Hobby Lobby ($2.99) by a dollar. Michaels had the pots for a total of $3.00 but I thought that was expensive so I tried Hobby Lobby. The total cost for the pots there was $1.50. A BIG difference! This took about and half of an hour to make and overnight to completely dry. I would like to have filled it with more candy but no one really has a good selection of candy out yet.

Acrylic paint (I used black, gray, green, and purple)
Sponge paint brush
2 - 4" clay saucers
1 - 4 " clay pot
1 glass bowl (Walmart sku 3100927117)
1 - 1 1/4" wood ball (flat on bottom)
E 600 glue
1 plastic hand (Dollar Tree 12/$1.00)

1. Paint everything (not glass) with a basecoat of black paint.

2. Use brush apply to apply green paint sporadically over pot. While still wet, do the same with the gray and then purple paint. Be sure to blend each color with the other colors.

3. Assemble pots: Glue glass bowl into saucer. I used my finger to spread the glue around the bowl for good coverage. Next I glue the ball to the saucer that is going to be the lid. Then I glue the saucer with the glass to the upside down pot. I leave it to set for 10 minutes and then I come back and glue the hand on the knob. (Do not glue lid to glass bowl)

4. Let dry overnight or several hours for proper curing time. When dry, fill it with spooky Halloween candy.

Just to clarify: The lid does come off so you can add candy or take a piece.


Amanda said...

Oh this is too cute!! I'm a Halloween nut so this is awesome. Would you allow me to reprint this on I will of course give you credit and a link back to your blog!

Amber said...

Wow! Sure! That would be wonderful!! Thanks so much!!!!

Amanda said...

I'm sorry, I forgot to check the email update box on this post, luckily I saved your blog url and came back to find this. Glad you responded! Thanks for letting me reprint this, it's too cute :) I will let you know when it's live and send you the link!

Amanda said...

Hi Amber! I have loaded the craft and wanted to say thanks again for letting me use it :) Here's the link

If you send me your last name I can adjust the author name under the craft title.


Anonymous said...

So Halloween cute! I'm going to see if my nieces would like to make some with me. Thanks for sharing. And congrats on getting published.