If you liked our DIY Candy Jars tutorial, you’ll love this DIY Candy Dish. It takes a few more steps than the candy jars, but it turns out beautiful and looks way more expensive than it really is!
Supplies you’ll need
- Glass bowl and candleholder (shown below). I purchased both from the dollar tree store, but I was only able to find the candleholder online, in order to link to it.
- Valspar clear glaze
- Food coloring powder (we used pink)
- E6000 glue
- 1″ Paint brush
- Small container for mixing clear glaze and food coloring powder
DIY Candy Dish Instructions
Glue the candlestick to the bottom of the bowl with E6000 and let dry for the amount of time listed on the E6000 instructions.
The amount of glaze you’ll need will depend on how big your bowl and candleholder are. To start, pour about 1/4 cup of the clear mixing glaze into a small container, then mix a small amount of food coloring powder into the glaze. Keep adding powder until you get your desired shade. I recommend keeping track of how much coloring powder you add, just in case you need to make more glaze, that way the two different batches will match in color intensity.
I don’t recommend mixing the color straight into the original container. Even if you purchase a very large bowl, it’s unlikely you will need all the glaze. By portioning out the glaze into a separate container, you can always make more candy dishes (or other colored glass items) in different colors.
Using your paint brush, brush the colored glaze on both the OUTSIDE of the candlestick and bowl (only brush the outside of the bowl since the glaze is NOT food safe). Do not over-brush or you may end up with brush marks in the glaze as it dries a bit while you are working with it.
Let it dry overnight. Then place it in a cold oven, set the temp to 175 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn off the oven and leave the candy dish in the oven until the oven completely cools. Make sure you are using glass products and not plastic. Plastic bowls and/or candle holders will melt in the oven. The glaze is water soluble so it should not come into contact with water. If you need to clean the dish, clean the inside only otherwise you may wash it off.
We love how this dish turned out and we think our peeps are happy!
Author: Nicole Bolin