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.

Tracy seemed to think I made this for him... he ate all the whoppers!


  1. Tracey does seem to be enjoying it, maybe you should make a more "manly" one for him for Christmas......

    1. You are right, Kathy. But I think he would be just as happy with the box of whoppers.