Making a Flower Pot Candy Dish
Even with the mistakes, I think this was a lovely learning endeavor. I have three more I am will be making soon, but this one is all done.
Total Time: 2 hours
- 4 inch flower pot and saucer ($1.00)
- 1/8 cup paint
- 3 foam and regular brushes
- 1/2 inch wooden bead or small wooden ball
- 4 inch glass bowl
- 1 black felt marker
- 1/2 oz acrylic glue
- 6 oz candy ($1.00)
- Pour some red paint into a cottage cheese lid. I painted the pot 4 times.
- Then, I did the lid. Now, if you do this, don't use any lid that has been previously painted or worse, shellacked. I didn't have the right size saucer, so I got a planter for .50 at a thrift store. After 7 coats, I gave up and just sprayed it and went on. Lesson learned.
- I made a simple 5 cent sign and a small black decoration on the bottom of the pot base. Then I shellacked (using hairspray) it again. That was almost a disaster. I recommend you spray it and let it dry. Then, put the markings on it and leave it alone. My ink began to smear/run and it was almost unusable. But, you might want to do something cuter, as I will do on my next ones. I painted a wooden bead and then glued it on the saucer lid. Filled with candy, it's pretty cute. I can only promise they will be better from now on.
- You would think I could find gumballs in the dollar store. But the only ones I could find looked like baseballs. So, I got a bag of little candies and cut the little sleeves and poured them in.
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