You can grab a few supplies from Old Time Pottery and make a fun terra cotta candy dish. I am going to show you four different ways to use it below. Paint it any color you desire then add in the candy or the display of your choice. This is a simple craft that is so easy to make. Be sure to pick up supplies to make a bunch as you will love having them around your home.
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Start with terra cotta pots, round glass bowls, terra cotta saucers, wood beads, glue, wood filler, and spray paint. Find elements that fit together by browsing the aisles of your local Old Time Pottery and dry fitting them before purchasing.
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Paint the inside of the saucers first with spray paint and allow to dry. In the meantime, fill one hole in your wood beads with wood filler and allow to dry.
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Attach the wood bead (wood filled side up) to the unpainted bottom of the saucers with super glue or Liquid Nails. Allow to cure completely. Spray paint the remainder of this saucer once the glue has set. Allow to dry.
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In the meantime, you can paint the outside only of the terra cotta pots the same color as the saucers you painted above. Allow those to dry completely then attach them to the round glass bowls with a clear glue like super glue or E6000. Allow the glue to dry completely before continuing.
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All that is left is to use your terra cotta candy dish in a variety of ways. Drop in jelly beans for a fun Easter display. I used an aqua paint for this version but you can paint in any pastel or Easter color you like. Make a few of these for the kids’ table for a unique display that everyone will love.
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Go more classic and display gum balls in your terra cotta candy dish. Paint the elements a classic glossy red for this version. Use in your home every day or set out at a birthday party.
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Go slightly less traditional and paint your candy dish white. You can then add on gold leaf with some spray adhesive. Be sure to seal everything with a good quality spray sealer. You can use this one as a candy dish or add in some artificial succulents for a gorgeous home décor piece.
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Don’t know if you would use a candy dish year round? You will if you also serve dip in it! This is perfect for parties and if you paint it in a neutral black or grey it can work anytime of the year.
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It is amazing what a few simple supplies from Old Time Pottery can become. Start shopping your local store for the perfect glass bowls and terra cotta pots today. You will want to make several of these terra cotta candy dishes in every color of the rainbow!

Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.
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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.

    4 Comments

  1. Terri Hughes April 1, 2015 at 2:47 PM Reply

    So many ways to use the terra cotta dishes. So cute!!

  2. simplydesigningwithashley April 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM Reply

    These are adorable!!!

  3. Donna Rodriguez April 12, 2015 at 6:08 PM Reply

    Great idea. I will definitely be making a candy jar and a mini terrarium .thank you.

  4. Melanie July 25, 2015 at 8:58 AM Reply

    I love the terrarium idea! What size pots did you use?

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