Thrifty DIY Candy Dish ~ Flower Pot Gumball machine

12/09/2011 12:00 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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My friend Leslea made me this adorable candy dish for Christmas.  The photo’s does not do it justice, I wish you could see it in personl. It is really cute!

BUT I loved it even more when I realized what she made it out of…….  Can you tell… look hard.

The base is a clay pot pot turned upside down, and painted black.  The lid to the candy pot is the base of the clay pot also painted black and turned upside down.

 

The candy dish is a fish bowl….. Looks like she used gorilla glue or something to attach it to the base.

Last but not least a wooden ball, also painted black attached to the top as the handle to the candy jar.

She made mine out of a clay pot, and a glass bowl, so I am just praying my kids do not bust it into a million pieces.  To make it a little more kid friendly you could make it out of a plastic pot and a plastic fish bowl.  Either way, I love mine …thanks again Leslea.

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7 comments
Doni
Doni

Very cute! I just "pinned" so I can remember to do this for gifts!!

judy
judy

does the lid fit snug?

melanie
melanie

I have made these with terracotta flower pots (and the saucer), and a votive cup that fit the bottom, painted white, then a clear sparkle, added little decorations , and then filled them with m&m's and attached the m&m candy poem that has to do with christmas. It is a wonderful gift.... I love making them., the ideas are endless- done up for pet treats, gum balls and candy, bouncy balls, etc.

Jimmie
Jimmie

I a totally making these formy visitng teachers ;) Thank you for sharing such a Thrifty idea and so dang cute.

Melissa
Melissa

I thought that the picture of the wooden ball was an onion! haha I was thinking,"why would you need an onion to make a gumball machine?" hahaha

Tonya
Tonya

That is a great idea! Why doesn't my mind work like that???

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