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DIY Valentine’s Day candy dish

Wondering where to store all that Valentine’s Day candy? This DIY Valentine’s Day candy dish inspired by old-style gumball machines is the perfect place to keep it on display.

Valentine's Day candy dish | - Final product

Make your house a little sweeter this Valentine’s Day with a DIY gumball machine candy dish. Spice up the winter grays with splashes of pinks and reds that remind you to celebrate with your special valentine.

Valentine's Day candy dish | - supplies


  • Terracotta pot
  • Terracotta saucer
  • Glass dish
  • Large wooden beads
  • Pink paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Valentine’s Day ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Candy


Valentine's Day candy dish | - step one


Paint the terracotta pot, saucer and wooden bead on all sides with the pink paint, then set them aside to dry.

Valentine's Day candy dish | - step two


Heat up the hot glue gun. Turn the pot upside down and glue the glass bowl on top of the pot.

Valentine's Day candy dish | - step three


Glue the wooden bead to the terracotta saucer.

Valentine's Day candy dish | - step four


Cut a piece of Valentine’s Day ribbon and tie it around the candy dish where the glass meets the pot.

Valentine's Day candy dish | - step five


Fill the glass bowl with candy, then place the saucer on top of the glass bowl. Now your gumball-inspired candy dish is complete!

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