I love making things for my kids, nieces and nephews. With Easter around the corner I wanted to DIY something special for them. I decided on these candy dishes. There are a lot of tutorials such as: http://www.prettydesigns.com/diy-ideas-candy-storages/
and Old Time Pottery.
Here is how I made my candy dishes...
~ terra cotta pot- (I got mine from Home Depot)
~ terra cotta pot tray-(I got mine from Home Depot)
~ glass "fish bowl" dish (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
~ wooden knob or other item to decorate the top
~ craft paint in your choice of color
~ E6000, gorilla glue, hot glue
Paint pot, tray and wood knob if you used one. Be as creative as you want to be. You can use stencils, multiple colors, different designs you name it.
Once the paint is dry turn the pot upside down so the bottom is at the top. Glue the glass bowl to the pot using gorilla glue, E6000 or hot glue(hot glue may not be the best option- I had a few bowls that wouldn't stay attached with the glue and we almost had a huge mess on our hands when I picked it up) . Turn the tray upside down so the bottom is at the top and glue the knob or item chosen. I used a hot glue gun to glue my items to the tray.
Give your item and bowl plenty of time to dry then fill the bowl with candy. Top off the candy dish with the lid and a bow and "Boom" all done!
These awesome candy dishes perfect for parties (candy bar) and gifts for friends and family.
Since my babies are having a joint birthday party I want each of their tables to be specially decorated for them. I made these giant numbers for them and now I need to decorate them. Check out how to make these giant DIY numbers here.
I was given the suggestion to decorate the 12 using streamers. since it was my first time making the numbers there were some imperfections I needed to cover.
I cut strips of streamers the length of the number then cut small slits on the streamer. I taped the streamers to the number starting from the bottom and working my way up the number.
Green and black construction paper
White paint pen
I covered the outside of the 5 with the green paper to represent grass and the inside of the 5 black to represent the street. With the paint pen I drew on the street and then hot glued cars to the street.
I wanted something different for my daughter's cupcake themed party table. I thought candy centerpieces are perfect. Tutorials for these centerpieces were really easy to find. Here's how to make a yummy Dum Dum centerpiece.
1. Some type of base, pot, or vase. I found pink flower pots that worked perfectly at the Dollar Store.
2. Styrofoam Ball- I used a 6 inch from Walmart.
3. Two 1lb bags of Dum Dums. - I used a bag and a half.
Step by Step
1. Put the styrofoam ball on top of the the container you've chosen.
2. Next start inserting the lollipops. Starting around the bottom is much easier. I inserted the lollipop sticks straight in.
3. Keep inserting the lollipops, staggering them in each round to be sure you fill in all the spaces. Do this until the entire foam ball is covered.
How easy was that? My daughter loved it! It did turn out pretty cool huh?