Friday, December 9, 2011

A Merry "Kiss"mas Candy Jar

This candy jar has been on my to-do list for a while. It was an exciting project to do.
Here is how I made it:
1. THE BASE - I used a 5 1/2 inch terra cotta pot, spray painted it with semi-gloss black - about four coats. 

2. THE BOWL - bought a glass bowl from a dollar store. It was really good (thick) glass, which made the candy jar very impressive. I bought two bags of kisses - but to fill the bowl, I would have needed four bags. I glued the bowl on to the upside down painted terra cotta pot with epoxy glue. 

3. THE LID - I used a 5 1/2 inch terra cotta saucer. I spray painted the saucer with semi-gloss black. The  handle on the lid is a drawer knob that I spray painted black, and glued on with epoxy glue. 


I tied a bow on the dish to make it festive. 
Give this with a card that says, Merry "Kiss"mas, and you have a sweet gift.

I gave this gift out yesterday and the recipient was thrilled about it!
Gotta like that!

Thanks for stopping by!


10 comments:

  1. Oh that's gorgeous it looks really professional!

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  2. Very impressive or as we say in french "bluffant" !!!
    Congratulations !
    Mirevan from Chambéry

    www.mirevan.canablog.com

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  3. I have a question... I have had a really hard time finding a bowl. I first had a Betta bowl that my Betta fish was in but found it too small for the 5 1/2-6" pot/saucer. So, I found a bigger bowl at HL but this one seems too big for the above mentioned size. Can you tell me what size your bowl is?

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    1. Hi! I am making another one tonight too - so I have the bowl in front of me. Unfortunately, since it was from a dollar store it doesn't have a measurement size on the tag. The height of it is 4 3/4 inches. The circumference at its thickest is 18 inches. The width of the flat bottom part is 2 5/8. I am not sure if you have any Dollarama stores around where you live??? That is the store I purchased it from. It was in the section with the vases. It was a $2 bowl. I would take the terra cotta pot with you to find a good fit. I hope this helps!!

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  4. I made small ones with a 4" terra cotta pot purchased for 98 cents, and then I got the glass bowls to fit from Dollar tree. They stand 8" tall completed and are simply adorable and don't take up to much room.

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  5. Do you have another link to the tutorial because the link you have doesn't work.

    Thanks in advance!

    Love this idea!

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  6. Walmart has the bowls in different sizes. sometimes Goodwill and other thrift stores have the bowls as well.

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  7. Wal-Mart has the bowls in various sizes. I have found the bowls at Goodwill and other thrift stores.

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