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Patriotic DIY Candy Dish

As summer is quickly approaching, so are all the patriotic holidays! It’s time to start touting the red white and blue! For a really cute, and incredibly cheap and easy, way to decorate for the 4th of July or any other patriotic holiday, you can follow along and make your own Patriotic DIY Candy Dish! Or, use this tutorial as inspiration to come up with your own spin with your favorite colors!

Patriotic DIY Candy Dish

You’ll need:
  • Glass dish
  • Glass gems
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue
  • Candy!

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I found my really cute star candy dish and the two sets of glass gems at Dollar Tree. I would look at whatever dollar store might be local to you. This whole project cost me just $3! I picked up two sets of the glass gems, because I wanted the variety with the larger stones and smaller stones.

DIY Candy Dish

Now, just apply hot glue to the back of the gem, and press it firmly against the outside of your glass dish until the glue starts to cool and harden – about 10 seconds. Continue placing the gems close together as you move around the dish and fill in all the empty sides.

Patriotic Candy Dish

When you’ve finished making your way all around the glass dish, you can step back and admire your personalized creation! I really love all the blues and how they work together to make it look very patriotic against the deep red splash from the hot tamales I loaded into my DIY candy dish.

DIY Candy Dish

This whole project took about a half an hour to complete and has held up really well! I did have to reapply one gem that didn’t have enough glue to hold it on a slightly rounded edge, but the rest have stayed out beautifully. It feels like an expensive candy dish, now, on a budget!

How will you customize your DIY candy dish?

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Lisa Brown

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Great idea; those stones are so pretty.

Sandy Klocinski

Tuesday 14th of July 2015

What fun! It looks like something my nieces and nephews could do. I will have to try this

Nina Lewis

Friday 3rd of July 2015

I'm dropping by from the SITS Girls link up party. This is such a clever idea! I've got a star dish so that means it would be way easy for me to make this candy dish. Wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing.

I have a link party that I'm trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea (and a couple of others) at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party at My readers would LOVE this idea, too!

The party goes from Wednesday through Friday at midnight so it ends tonight Mountain Standard Time. I know it's late on Friday. I know that tomorrow is the 4th of July. But, maybe you could still make it? I hope you can drop by and add your link before it ends. If not, you can participate in next week's link party.

All the best, Nina

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Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Super cute idea!! Thanks for sharing your post at our very first #LivingwithStyle Linky Party! I hope that you will link up again next Wednesday! [email protected]


Tuesday 30th of June 2015

Love the cheap DIYs!! Pretty, and patriotic too! CAn't beat that!

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