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DIY ST. Patrick’s Candy Dispenser Craft

Create your own festive St. Patrick’s Day Candy Machine with this easy and enjoyable DIY craft! Fill with your favorite St. Patrick’s Day sweets and watch as friends and family delight in this whimsical, homemade treat dispenser. It’s a fun project that adds a touch of Irish charm to your celebrations! Great for your desk, offices, and teachers!

Materials Needed:
4″ Clear Acrylic Snow Globe Jar
Small Terra Cotta Flower Pot
5/8″ Black with Gold Edge Satin Ribbon
Shamrock Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Unfinished Wood Knobs for Cabinet Furniture Drawer Pull Handles
Four Leaf Clover Shamrocks
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

Step 1: Grab your desired paint color that you wish to be the base color. You will then paint a nice coat covering all of the terra cotta pot. With this being for St. Patrick’s Day, i chose to go with ourShamrock Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint.

You will then grab your ‘snow globe’ jar and take this apart. Take the lid and the insert piece. You will then want to paint this in the same color used for the pot.

  • With this being plastic, the paint was having a hard time sticking. I did not have a primer on hand, so i went to the next best thing – HAIRSPRAY Worked Great!

Once all the paint was dried, i came in with a coat of our Mod Podge to help seal. You can spray again with the hairspray before and after. This will then help give it more security and not peeling!

Step 2: Grab your choice in ribbon. I went with our5/8″ Black with Gold Edge Satin Ribbon. I hot glued this in place alongside the rim of the lid and the insert that was inside the ‘Snow globe’ jar.

Step 3: Grab the insert piece that fit in the opening of the jar. You will want this piece glued onto the bottom of the terra cotta pot. You will glue the insert top against the pot. This will have the concave portion facing upward, which will create a “seat” for the jar to sit on.

  • You will want to apply the multi purpose glue, like E6000 in the center and then with the hot glue gun, apply a circle around this to help hold into place.

Step 4: Grab your globe. Once you are ready, apply a layer of hot glue on the rim of the plastic insert piece that the globe will sit on. Then attach.

With some of the hot glue showing, i came in with some twine and wrapped around about 3 times and tied off. This helped give a ice touch, but also hid that glue.

Step 5: Here you will have the options for a few finishing touches. I wanted to attach a topper to the lid for the globe. So i grabbed our Unfinished Wood Knobs, painted this in the same green and then hot glued in place on top.

We had these adorable shamrock accents, so i glue one right onto the terra cotta pot to give it more of a St. Patrick feel.

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DIY Coffin-tastic Display or Treat Package for Halloween

Elevate your Halloween decoration and treat package 🦇 🍬

Let’s get your spooky on with this coffin-tastically display for your Halloween decor! This is a great piece to set along with your other decorations or fill with your favorite goodies for those Halloween parties! Such a FUN and SIMPLE craft!

Needed supplies:

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Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

Step 1: Applying the Paint

Apply a layer of black apple barrel paint inside and outside of the coffin.

Once you get to the lid, you will just paint the sides and the inside of it black as well.

I wanted to give the top of the coffin more dimension. I applied a purple color down on the surface of the coffin lid. Once this dried completely, i then applied a thin layer of crackle medium.

I let that set and dry for a good hour. Came back and applied a thin coat of black paint onto. Here is where the magic was suppose to happen. 😝 … The crackling did have an affect but not as much as i would of liked. With this i came in with a baby wipe to help wipe up some black to really have some purple shine through.

Step 2: Add the Decorations

I found a great size dollhouse picture frame to add on top of the coffin lid to really add that spooktacular effect to this craft. The gold was a little much, so i came in with a small amount of black and added a very thin layer. Enough to really just cover the surface.

Once this was dry, i came in with a multi surface glue and hot glue gun to adhere this in the top center of the coffin.

Step 3: Make the webbing

This is where the fun came in. I really was having a hard to time finding accessories that would bring this piece together besides the bats.

Looked around and found a dry piece of baby wipe next to me. I started pulling it apart, and just like that i had my spider webs! It worked wonders!!

I placed my webbing in the areas I desired. Took mod podge and was able to glue them into place!

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