Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Can I steal Jenn's title? Busy, Busy, Busy!

I haven't done any writing (or reading) this week. I've been working hard to put together a party for my husband to celebrate his commissioning and the fact that he's finished all his course work for his PhD. It started off as a BBQ for friends and family and just grew and grew into a full scale party! It's going to be a lot of fun, but it's basically taken over my life for the past week.

So I'm going to share a craft idea this week that I'm having a lot of fun with. I'm using these as centerpieces for my tables at the BBQ. Sorry these pictures were taken with my phone because I left my camera at someone's house.

The party has a patriotic theme, and my husband loves treats, so I decide to make these candy dished and fill them with red, white and blue candy.

These are really easy and inexpensive to make and so cute! I bought terracotta pots and used shiny spray paint on them. Then I turn the pot upside down and use epoxy to attach the glass bowl (Walmart $4). I used the terracotta dish as the lid and epoxied a knob on top. Then I filled them with Candy. Ta da!

The votive candles have a smaller glass container inside with a tealight. In between the two glass containers I put salt in one and colored water in the other. Then I tied some patriotic ribbon around them.


  1. WAHOO!! Those look way cute! Good luck with your party and congrats to your husband!!

  2. Eeeh! LOVE these! Sheez everyone has been super busy! LOL! Well we're writing moms, when are we not? Congrats! I'm so excited for you guys and I hope you have an awesome party! Jenni

  3. Super cute! I want YOU on to show us how to do crafty stuff :) Email me! I sooo want this cute idea on my blog or any other crafty things you have hidden up your sleeve :)

  4. Those looks super cute! I love them, very crafy. Have a great party.

  5. What a milestone in your family's life! Congratulations to your husband on finishing his PhD and his commissioning. Very cute craft idea, and your own idea? Wow.

  6. Thanks guys, and Jessie, this actually was something my sister-in-law did for her kid's teacher for Christmas. I just modified it a bit, so I can't take credit for the idea. Now the salt in the votives... that was all me! LOL!

  7. Wow! Those are so cute! I am feeling quite un-crafty at the moment. Maybe if I hang around you guys enough, you will rub off on me. :)



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