This DIY Halloween Candy Dish came about because I’ve always put my Halloween candy in a bowl, and I’m tired of it. I wanted something slightly spooky and a heck of a lot more fun for my candy display, so I ran to the craft store for some inspiration and found it.
Look what I made!
The supplies you’ll need are few, and the project is easy to complete! I bought a clay pot and saucer, strong adhesive glue and some spray paint.
Incidentally, my craft store now locks up their spray paint! When I asked why, they told me people were spraying it on the store shelves to check out the paint colors. Seriously? In what universe would someone think that’s ok to do? Honestly. ?
Anyhow, social commentary aside… let’s get started making this DIY Halloween candy dish!
DIY Halloween Candy Dish
What you’ll need:
The clay pot and saucer I bought were already “clay pot” orange, but I wanted a vivid pumpkin-y color, so I spray painted them with a couple coats of a bright orange paint and let them dry.
Once they were dry, I turned the pot over and applied some glue around the bottom. Then I centered the large clay dish (open side up) over the clay pot and glue, and pushed them together firmly. I let the glue cure for 24 hours before moving on to the next step.
Now for the fun part: creating the spiderweb effect! When my kids were little, I used to paint with “webbing spray” and that was where this idea was originally born, but don’t look for webbing spray in the craft store. Apparently, it’s now called marbleizing spray. Sigh.
You know how silly string comes out of the can all wiggedy-wak and bliggedy-blam? Well, marbleizing spray kinda comes out that way too. Anyhow, it’s a little tricky to work with, so practice before you spray the project.
I’ll say it again: PRACTICE FIRST.
Once you’ve let the paint dry, spray the whole surface with a clear acrylic spray or sealant of some kind. Let that dry too.
Now load up your very festive DIY Halloween candy dish with your favorite treats!