Halloween Candy Bowls

October 23, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I’m on a spray paint kick here on Tabulous Design and I’ve come up with a couple of things I want to share with you that you can either do for your home or they would also make quick and easy gifts. I started this one with the small bowl vases I found at Dollar Tree for one dollar each, I chose the ones with the ruffled edge around the top. I thought that if these were painted black they would look like Halloween witch’s cauldrons, then fill them with a brightly colored treat like Candy Corn and you have instant Halloween candy dish. I’m using the glitter spray paint from Krylon because I thought it would be fun to have a little sparkle, this was my first time to use the product and I like it. I need some more practice because it clumped in a few spots but I actually like how it turned out, the clumps gave it a creepy and aged feel to it. I painted the second one of these ruffled jars glitter orange just to see how it would work. I’ve filled the black one with traditional Candy Corn and the orange one is filled with brown Candy Corn that is Chocolate Sea Salt. You could easily wrap these filled jars in cello wrap, tie them up with a fun Halloween ribbon and give them as neighbor or Teacher gifts. Let me know what you think and check back tomorrow when I’ll share some fun Halloween vases I made to decorate tables, Enjoy!!!

Here’s what I used for this project, 2 round vases with ruffled edges from Dollar Tree. I had three kinds of paint but ended up using the 2 cans of Krylon, Glitter Blast Orange and Shimmer Metallic Black. 

These vases are a great shape and size and I have all kinds of plans for them down the road for other holidays and events. 

I always have a flower box or two lying around from flowers I’ve done for clients so I used one of them to paint in. It took a couple of different sprayings and coats of paint to get the look I wanted. I have to warn you, this was my first time to use the spray paint with glitter in it and it doesn’t go on nearly as smooth and easy as regular spray paint. With a little patience, which I have none of, you can get the look you want.

On the orange one you can see just how much glitter there is in the paint, lots of sparkles. 

After they were completely dry I brought them inside to photograph with the Candy Corn and Pumpkins. You don’t need to worry about spraying the inside since you are going to put food in them.

I’m very happy with how they turned out, the black one looks just like a witch’s cauldron and I LOVE how the paint clumped a little to look like old metal and build-up on the outside. 

The orange vase has lots of life with all the sparkles from the glitter paint and is the perfect vessel for the deadly Sea Salt and Chocolate Candy Corn from Brachs.

I then decided to embellish a little more on the orange vase and I added a Jack O’Lantern face to it using a black permanent marker. This added some extra character and is the perfect compliment to the black cauldron. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick and easy idea and remember, these would make great teacher or hostess gifts. Just fill the vases with candy, wrap them in cellophane, add a fun ribbon and you’re done. Have a great day and check back tomorrow for another fun idea. Enjoy!!!

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