Monday, March 11, 2013

Pot O' Gold Candy Dish

Lately I've gone a bit craft supply crazy. I've scored some amazing deals on paper, punches, glitter, stamps and anything else you could imagine. But as my drawers and shelves quickly filled up, I realized (with more than a little help from Michael) that I was actually going to have to start making some projects.

So I cooked up the idea for this little St. Patrick's Day candy dish. I filled mine with Rolos but chocolate coins, Reese's cups, or Hershey's nuggets would look equally cute. If you're not a chocolate person, Werther's hard candies would also work. The dish itself is made from a little box (from a doughnut batter dispenser) that was 4x4x8. I covered the whole box with green patterned paper from the K&Company Primary Paper Pad but forgot to get a picture of that part. I made the pot shape by welding together an oval and a round cornered rectangle.

The grass patches are from the Create a Critter Cartridge and the shamrocks are from the Word Collage Cartridge. I used Martha Stewart glitter in Peridot for the dark green shamrocks and Wow! neon glitter (by American Crafts) in Grass for the lighter ones. In arranging the foliage, I used adhesive foam circles to add some dimension.

 The rainbow and bigger cloud is from the Sesame Street Seasons Cartridge. The smaller cloud is from Create a Critter. I used Martha Stewart iridescent glitter in Cherry Popsicle and Wow! neon glitter in Lemon and Tangerine for the rainbow. It's hard to see in the pictures but the clouds are flocked with Martha Stewart  white glitter flocking powder. To make the smaller cloud pop a bit more I used adhesive foam circles.

I had planned to put this out on my desk at work but decided having so much candy within reach all day every day was probably a bad idea. Instead it's sitting out at the front desk of our apartment building, hopefully getting all our neighbors into the St. Patrick's Day spirit!


  1. Hi, I love this St.Patrick candy dish. I would like to try to make one if you don't mind. Thank you for sharing some of your creativity with us.
    Have a great day :-D

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