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.