This sky blue and happy sunflower candy dish is a cute way to brighten up any area. Use a clay pot, clay dish, fake flower, fake leaves, paint, and some glue to create a shallow dish on a pedestal. Fill it with candy, potpourri, decorative rocks, or just about anything. You can even skip the pedestal part and just make a dish.
Clay pot – 4 inches tall, 5 inches wide
Clay Pot Dish – 5 inches wide, about 2 inches deep
Fake Sunflowers – 10 – about 1 and ½ inch big
Fake Sunflower Leaves – 10 – about 2 and ½ inches long
Sky blue paint
Light blue paint
Hot glue gun and glue
Candy Dish Instructions:
1. Paint the inside of the dish a light blue. Paint slightly over the top of the rim, so that the paint just covers the rims of the dish, as shown in the “Step 1” picture. Let dry.
2. Flip the dish over, as shown in the “Step 2” picture. If you’re making the pedestal pot part, now would be a good time to paint it blue too. Cover both with an even layer of the sky blue paint. By placing the dish down, you’re creating a natural straight line between the light blue and the sky blue. Since the flowers and leaves will be covering most of this area, it’s OK if the line isn’t perfect. Let the paint dry.
3. Get the hot glue gun warmed up and glue the leaves around the outside of the dish, as shown in the “Step 3” picture. Glue them on in a high-low-high pattern, again as shown in the picture. Cover the dish all the way around. Let leaves dry.
4. Now it’s time to glue the sunflowers over the leaves. Glue the flowers on in a “low-high-low” pattern. So if you have a low leaf, glue a high sunflower over it. If you have a high leaf, glue a low sunflower over it, as shown in the “Step 4” picture. Cover dish as shown, and let flowers dry.
You can just stop with this step and use the decorated dish alone. If you want to add the fancy clay pot sand, follow the instructions below.
1. Turn the clay pot over and paint it the same blue as the dish, if you haven’t already Let dry. If you want a decorated pedestal, use the light blue paint and make small dots on the body of the clay pot, as shown in the “Sunflower Candy Dishes“ picture. Let dry.
2. Paint a yellow stripe at the beginning of the pot rim, as shown in the “Sunflower Candy Dishes“ picture. You can glue a yellow ribbon around it instead if you need to make things easier.
3. Glue candy dish to pedestal, as shown in the most of the pictures already. Let dry.
Depending on personal taste, this craft can be a simple candy dish to sit on the table, or a fancy candy dish with a stand. It’s also perfectly suited for potpourri, decorative stones, beads, gems, and even works as a jewelry dish.
The best paint choice is waterproof, shiny, craft, spray-paint. It goes on quickly and evenly, and doesn’t need a sealer or varnish. If you choose to use plain craft paint, you might want to waterproof the dish and/or pot before decorating them. This way you can clean them with a damp rag.
The reason the candy dish is already sitting on the pot in many of the pictures is because it makes a better picture and displays the dish much better. So don’t worry about when you glue the pedestal on, just remember to paint first.
by Aysha Schurman