|Tracy seemed to think I made this for him... he ate all the whoppers!|
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Handmade gift ideas.. Candy Dish from flower pots
A friend of mine (hey, Teena!) made some of these candy dishes and I thought they were adorable! I decided to give it a try and make some of my own. I could not find any terra cotta pots at our local WalMart and because I was not willing to drive 30 miles to the nearest Home Depot, Hobby Lobby or Lowes -- I made do with the supplies I could find locally. I bought these pots already glazed blue and found the fish bowl dish at Dollar Tree. I got frustrated because I could not find a wooden knob for the top saucer. However, as I was browsing around WalMart, I did find a pack of 4 rubber chair boots and thought... hmmm., that will work! I glued the glass dish to the bottom of the pot and the knob to the saucer. ( I used E6000 glue found in the craft department). Next I wrapped a pretty ribbon around the knob and neck of the bowl, added some vinyl circles I cut with the cricut, added some felt around the inside of the saucer so it would not break the top of the bowl, added whoppers to the bowl --and it was done! Easy and cute gift idea. This one is a Christmas gift for my niece.