We had our office Christmas party today, and as is our tradition, we made a Christmas craft. One of my nurses found a version of this on pinterest – I will have to look for the link. We took small, terra-cotta flower pots, a wooden ball, a glass candy dish, paint, glue and ribbon and made these fun candy dishes. I painted mine red so it looks like a coin candy dispenser, but you could do any color. Some people painted theirs black, which looked really neat.
All you do is glue the wooden ball on the upside down water catcher (saucer) that goes with the pot to make the lid. Paint the pot and lid with acrylic paint and allow to dry (it only takes a few minutes). Glue the candy jar to the upside down flower-pot and allow to dry. Hot glue on a ribbon and a bow and you are done. We had some little snowflakes on the table as a decoration and found that they stuck to the paint to make a fun accent. I made mine for Christmas, but you could make it more generic for any season. Note that spray paint did not work on the pots. It was absorbed unevenly and did not look good.
Here’s a close up of the lid. Sorry about the overall quality of the photos. I took them with my cell phone in my office.
Another tip – Apply the hot glue carefully to the ribbon and press on the base of the candy dish. Do not put the hot glue directly on the candy dish. The coolness of the glass caused the glue to almost instantly harden and the ribbon wouldn’t stick.