Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Crafts--Clay Pot Candy Jar

Sophie adores her preschool teacher so I wanted to give her something special for Valentine's Day. We were searching Michaels for ideas when Sophie picked up the clay pot and a round styrofoam ball I had in my cart and said "Look mom, a gumball machine!" Brilliant! Just goes to show you that you never know where inspiration may come from:)

Anyway, that got my wheels turning and after finding a candle holder that fit the pot, the Clay Pot Candy Jar was born. It was cheap and easy to make and Sophie is very excited to give it to her teacher. What more could I ask for?

Here's what I used:

Clay pot and base
Round candleholder
Gorilla glue
Valspar Satin Spray Paint in Thistle Field


Spray paint the clay pot and base and let dry completely.

Attach the candle holder to the clay pot using Gorilla glue.

Fill with candy, add ribbon and add the lid.

Easy, right? Enjoy!

I'm linking up at some of these great parties and Savvy Southern Style, Debbiedoos, Between Naps on the Porch


  1. That is sooooo cute! I am going to make those for my 3 boys' teachers! I think I will let the boys decorate it too. So cute! THanks for the tutorial. I may highlight this on my blog and link back to you, if that's okay! Love it!

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    1. Lisa, I have no idea why your comment was removed. Sorry about that!

  3. How cute is that. I was a teacher and I would have been honored to receive that as a gift. Your daughters teacher will love.


    1. Janet, that is so sweet of you to say. Thank you!

  4. Love this!! Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Oh my gosh, I never would have thought of this! What a great, creative idea. I would love to have you share this at my link party today. Hope you can make it!


  6. Hi Katie! I've been meaning to make one of these cuties - it'd be fun in all sorts of colors for different holidays and events. Love the pink!

  7. Such a cute idea!! This would be cute any theme!!!

    Stopping by from Delicate Construction

  8. really nice......will see if I can find all the items to make one...