Are you looking at my photos wondering what exactly you are looking at? Well, this is a great little project. It would be fun to work on with children as well, what child doesn’t like the idea of a candy dish?? If you haven’t cheated already and read down, yes we used super glue and a pickle jar.
Here is a list of the supplies you will need:
- Black spray paint
- A few washers
- A finial or some cute dresser knobs
- Super glue
- Jar with lid
- Metal candle holder
The first thing is to make sure your jar is spotless clean and free of any odor. We ran our pickle jar through the dishwasher several times including the lid. We filled it with baking soda and let it sit on the shelf for a few days after. Test it after a few days, if it still has the smell of its original content, leave it a few more days. While it’s defunking, you can get started on the rest of the process.
Apply the black spray paint to the candle holder, make sure you get it thoroughly coated. Turn it every angle and give it a few more passes. When it’s coated well, let it dry.
Next, super glue the washers to the lid to add some more dimension to the piece. Then add your great finial or knob drawer pull to the piece using the super glue.
Let the super glue dry for a few hours. Spray paint your creation with a nice even thin layer of paint. Make sure you turn it over and get the bottom lip on the lid, but don’t get the inside of the lid. The inside of the lid should be kept paint free, because it will have access to food. You want the inside to stay food safe by not making changes to that.
Now collect that perfectly clean jar and center it onto the candle holder. We glued ours with Beacon’s Glass Metal and More. You will have to let the adhesive cure for several days before you can use the dish. We left our dish alone for about a week. Your kids will be glad to see the candy pedestal full of his favorite snack and that will make the long wait for assembly well worth it for them.