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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: My first official fall inspired project---a candy bowl

Monday, September 12, 2011

My first official fall inspired project---a candy bowl

Well friends, it is amazing to me how quickly summer turns to fall---or at least our weather here in Wisconsin does!!! 
Soo naturally I am left fighting the change of season but enjoying it all at the same time.
I am sad to see the beautiful summer go, but wow am I enjoying sleeping with the windows and doors open!  And I have to admit I just adore hot apple cider...soo I will embrace the change that is in the air--crafty and decor wise as well!

Anyways on to my project!


I wanted to make my own fall themed candy dish.
I used my all time favorite crafty material---vintage encyclopedias 
and chose words have to do with parts of fall that I love.
(You will most defiantly find football amongst the fall events that I love---I think you can make that out in the picture below too)!
I just love to make things special and personalized!


anddd of course it holds my favorite fall candy 
oooh candy corn I LOVE you!


and in case you want to make your own here is my little sweet and simple tutorial.

What you need:
-clear dish
-sand paper
-vintage thin paper of your choice (I used encyclopedia paper and I picked fall themed words/pages)
-mod podge
-spray paint


The first step is to mod podge your paper onto the bowl
I then sanded the edges or rim of the bowl to give the paper a finished look.
I also sealed the paper with multiple layers of mod podge to make sure a little water wouldn't hurt it!
(that is a good point I should mention I would only spot clean this guy on the outside.)
(at this point you could for sure stop....I thought that the bowl looked unfinished so I decided to spray paint the outside.)



Don't ya think the spray paint just adds something?!

Here is how I did that part---


can you believe that I have my very own "spray paint cardboard" that I always use when I am doing projects!?!
I guess that is one way to know you are an official DIY dork!


I must add I usually multitask with my spray painting :o)
But I just flipped it and sprayed it and it worked fine!



Happy Happy fall my friends!


I am linking up at a few of these parties-click here to check them out!!

23 Comments:

Blogger Josie said...

MMM! Candy corn! My friends all make fun of me b/c I love candy corn so much! You make projects look so easy, btw. & it's so funny that you have your own cardboard for spray painting cuz I do too! Mine isn't as pretty as yours though-it's about ready to retire haha! Thanks for sharing. Send some of that Wisconsin fall weather to Florida, please! Our "fall" doesn't start cooling down 'til November *ahhhh*

September 12, 2011 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

This is adorable! I love the whole look you created. I can't wait to start getting my holiday decor out. You've inspired me, friend!

September 12, 2011 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

I love what you did - & I have spray paint cardboard, too. You must be my long-lost DIY dork sister!!! lol

Cheers!

September 12, 2011 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

How cute! I love it! And ever since a college roommate introduced me to candy corn mixed with salted peanuts, I always leave a dish of them out during the fall (which I think I eat singlehandedly). Have you tried that combo? So delicious!

September 12, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Lauren Anslee said...

I am in LOVE and I am doing it this weekend. Thank you SO much for your tutorial!

September 12, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Just Jaime said...

Cute! Love the news print!

September 12, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

This is so so adorable! I love it! Please link it to my Fall Craft Challenge...pleeease?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-1.html

September 12, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Oh my gosh! I love this, I'm definitely going to try this one!

September 12, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

I love it!! How easy:)

September 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

First ~ I agree with Rachel, you have to try the candy corn with peanuts...YUM-E. I also have 3 or 4 or 5 pieces of cardboard used as my spray paint base. And I also have one of those..what do ya call it? Fruit bowl? Haven't got around to painting mine...yet. My only questions is the bowl food safe? Just curious but it is definitely beautiful!

September 13, 2011 at 4:40 AM  
Blogger Heather {Simply Cottage Love} said...

Oh my goodness! I love this!! Sometime I have got to find the time to make one of these! Thanks for the inspiration! You are going on my pinterest board : )

September 13, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger I am LOVD said...

Absolutely L.O.V.E. this!!!! Now I know what I'm doing with my fall scrapbook paper - I'm getting excited and I'm not kidding. I {heart} the spray paint finish - it does add something you are right!

Thanks for the idea!

September 13, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Sylvie Créative - Créations Ma Déco Maison said...

It's really cute your candy bowl! I'm dreaming about the Mod Podge ;)

September 13, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Deborah March said...

NICE idea Dr Jaime!!

September 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love it! Also love candy corn, my favorite candy. Ever try it with dry roasted peanuts? Salty sweet deliciousness.

September 13, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger WristCouture said...

This is clever. Loving it! Visiting from Lolly Jane =)

September 14, 2011 at 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Meredith Resnick said...

Looks great. I am a big fan of using old books... awesome!
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking A Mother Seeking...

My City Backyard Garden

September 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

As usual jaime.....great project!

September 16, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Amber *SaltTree* said...

Lovely! I think the black on the outside really finishes it off. I think you just added a new project to my unending list!

September 16, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Debb said...

Oh, my goodness.... after spray painting some things on my saved, used and abused cardboard last night... I see that you have your "own" spray painting cardboard, too. Who knew.... I need to invest in some more spray paint cause my cardboard is mostly black, red and yellow. My outdoor projects for the summer were very bright with black for the Ooomph. Love your blog.

September 17, 2011 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love it! Love that you used fall inspired pages!! And girl! I have a spray paint cardboard too!! :)
Thanks for linking to Southern Lovely's Show & Share!! Hope we'll see you tomorrow!

September 20, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

Such a great idea! thanks for sharing!

September 23, 2011 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger WhyCuzICan said...

I've never done a bowl before, Jaime, but you make it look slick and simple enough to try.

Thanks for the encouragement! (not to find a clear SMOOTH bowl that isn't all carved and stuff)

Thanks for sharing :)
Visiting from Midwest Sewing Girl's Everything Halloween Linky Party,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

October 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM  

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