Dec 21, 2011

I Want Candy (DIY Gumball Dish)

I made another gumball-style candy dish this week. 
Here is the full tutorial on how to put it together. 

DIY Gumball Machine

It's simply just a clay flower pot with saucer, wooden ball, and round bowl.  This time I used a bowl with more detailing on the sides and a plain mouth.  The fluted mouth of the other bowl made it difficult to set the top on level.

DIY Gumball Machine

This time I also added a 1/2 inch wooden disc to the bottom to give it balance.  It's kind of like adding fancy baseboard moulding to your room - it's just looks finished.  And it isn't as top-heavy as before.


I painted this one with gold acrylic paint as I have somone in mind for it and she likes "spah-kles".  She's also a lover of chocolate so I found cookies & cream kisses and mini peanut butter cups to fill it.  I used a blue and silver ribbon for the bow to match the candy inside.  If she decides to change up the candy it's easy enough to just change the ribbon.


Even the sewing machine in the background matches!

DIY Gumball Machine

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Linking up here this week!

14 comments:

Mixed Kreations said...

Love the candy dish, sooo cute. You are very creative. Thank you for sharing.

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Holly @ bellanest.blogspot.com said...

I love this, Barb... What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! =) 

BKWilliams said...

This one is pretty too...this is such a creative idea. Love your blog and all the awesome tips.

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Sue said...

I recently made one of these too - they are so much fun! I love to see the spin others put on them. Yours turned out fabulous! Saw you on Lil Luna

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Maria. I hope you had a great Christmas.

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Now THAT"S creative!
You could wreak havoc at the local Goodwill making all sorts of things.

Thanks for sharing this with us at our Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!
~ Dana
Cooking at Cafe D

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Hilary Richards said...

Aw, this is so cute! I think I just got inspired to do one for Valentine's Day! I'm following you back :)
















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BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Maria said...

This is such a neat idea...it is so pretty and looks great with the blue. I love blue and bronze together!
Wishing you a VERY merry christmas!
Lots of love!
Maria

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