Introduction: Terra Cotta Pots?? - Gumball Machine Candy Jar

Isn't this a cute way to display chocolate? Or gumballs? Or __________? (insert your favorite candy here) This was a simple fun project. It would be  a wonderful gift for any candy lover. Paint it any color and fill it with any thing to customize it to your liking. Here's how...

I copied the pic of the merry kiss mas jar,then changed it up a bit. so it wouldnt be so seasonal.

Step 1: You Will Need:

6" clay pot
6" clay saucer
5" clay saucer
glass bubble bowl
acrylic paint
1 (one) Wooden Ball – 1 1/4″
1 (one) Tube E6000 Adhesive or epoxy

Step 2: To Get Started

Just paint all of the pieces (besides the glass bowl) your desired color. This would be fun for your kids to help you do.

Step 3:

Now just glue the pieces together. But do not glue the top piece to the bowl.The wood ball will be your handle to take off the lid . Now you can either paint words like "merry "kiss"mas" or you can modge podge a picture on there.I painted a piece of paper with gold acryllic paint with  a very like light coat and then used a permanent marker to write "mommy loves kisses". LOL. It has two meanings because I would love the chocolate kisses or kisses from my beautiful kids. Then I modge podged it on. Voilla, cute.  If you click here you will find a printable faceplate. (for a more traditional look)


Nixen_Blue (author)2014-01-02

This was a super cute project (: my best friend and I made these together and it was so fun. I use it to store all my bright Kandi Kuff bracelets I've made and they look so cute in there, like candy :D THANKS FOR SHARING

mookittie (author)2013-12-29

VERY cute idea!

WUVIE (author)2012-12-19

Cute, cute, cute!

bajablue (author)2012-07-28

Very nice work!!! 

Adorable, too!!!

danlynne07 (author)bajablue2012-07-28

thank you. my kids are liking the candy in their reach,but of course they have to ask to eat it. : )

MommaB22 (author)danlynne072012-08-20

Great Idea, I think I would use a Plastic bowl, because I work with G. Scouts (Daisy) and decorate the inside first, Great Work.!!

lord_kian (author)2012-07-29

Great work, I like the style you choose

danlynne07 (author)lord_kian2012-07-29

thank 's hard to beleive this is made out of terra cotta pot, don't you think?

Lkymama (author)danlynne072012-07-30

i think it is brilliant! I can't wait to start for all the teacher gifts...thank you for your creativeness and sharing!

danlynne07 (author)Lkymama2012-07-30

you are welcome. thank you for giving me the idea to give them to teachers too. i might write on the label something like "teachers like smarties" and then fill it with the smarties ; )

lord_kian (author)danlynne072012-07-29

it doesn't look like terra cotta kinda look like metal

danlynne07 (author)lord_kian2012-07-29

yeah, that's because i used glossy modge podge to put the "mommy loves kisses" but maybe next time i will use the metallic spray paint. : )

rrkrose (author)2012-07-27

This is really cute! I couldn't even tell that it was made out of pots at first.

danlynne07 (author)rrkrose2012-07-28

thank you.since you made that comment i decided to change the name so people would

scoochmaroo (author)danlynne072012-07-28

Yes, I also didn't know, and looked twice one you changed the name!

danlynne07 (author)scoochmaroo2012-07-28

Good, then I am glad I changed it. thank you for letting me know that you noticed it too.

danlynne07 (author)rrkrose2012-07-27

thank you.I plan on making these for christmas gifts, well this and the cute family coaster tray that i just published. did you see it?

rrkrose (author)danlynne072012-07-27

I had seen it but hadn't clicked on it yet. Just clicked on it and the coasters are really cute!

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Bio: I make cake for my friends and family occasionally as a hobby. I also enjoy crocheting.
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