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Terra Cotta Pots?? - Gumball Machine Candy Jar

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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.
 
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Step 1: You will need:

Picture of 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

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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.



http://www.allfreecrafts.com/homemade-gifts/gumball.shtml  If you click here you will find a printable faceplate. (for a more traditional look)
Nixen_Blue3 months ago
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
mookittie3 months ago
VERY cute idea!
WUVIE1 year ago
Cute, cute, cute!
bajablue1 year ago
Very nice work!!! 

Adorable, too!!!
danlynne07 (author)  bajablue1 year ago
thank you. my kids are liking the candy in their reach,but of course they have to ask to eat it. : )
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_kian1 year ago
Great work, I like the style you choose
danlynne07 (author)  lord_kian1 year ago
thank you.it 's hard to beleive this is made out of terra cotta pot, don't you think?
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)  Lkymama1 year ago
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 candy.lol ; )
it doesn't look like terra cotta kinda look like metal
danlynne07 (author)  lord_kian1 year ago
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. : )
rrkrose1 year ago
This is really cute! I couldn't even tell that it was made out of pots at first.
danlynne07 (author)  rrkrose1 year ago
thank you.since you made that comment i decided to change the name so people would know.lol.thanks
Yes, I also didn't know, and looked twice one you changed the name!
danlynne07 (author)  scoochmaroo1 year ago
Good, then I am glad I changed it. thank you for letting me know that you noticed it too.
danlynne07 (author)  rrkrose1 year ago
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?
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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