A couple of years ago I saw my friend Kelli from Random Thoughts of a Supermom make these great Candy bottles.
I loved them, but at the time I had no Cricut to make the letters. Then I got one for Christmas from Daddy D and it was one of the first projects on my list. Then I couldn’t find bottles that were nearly as cute as hers and not massive, as in taking oodles and oodles of candy to fill them for each holiday season.
But there it sat, in the back of my head, for years now. Then I got this amazing box of Martha Stewart glass paint and stencils for a sponsored post that is coming up next week. While looking through the box of fabulous products I came across the glass paint, monogramming stencils, painting tape and pouncers (sponges for painting stencils with).
Off to my favorite craft supply store I went, also known as the dollar store. I picked up a simple glass vase with straight sides and set to work. I used the painting tape to help me get a straight line to place the monogram letters on.
Then I put some of the glass paint onto a disposable paper plate and got out my smallest pouncer
When using a pouncer, after dipping it in the paint be sure to use it a few times on the plate before putting it on the stencil. Then lightly pounce and fill in the stencil.
Once the stencil has been gone over twice, remove the stencil while paint is still wet.
After it had a chance to dry, I then used the brackets to add a bit more detail to the sides…
The Martha Stewart glass paint takes 21 days to completely air cure, or heat set it in your oven according to directions.
Fill with candy of your choice for the appropriate season…
and you are done!
I love how it came out and it was very easy to do!
I can’t wait to change out the candies for different holidays, and I am sure it will be a big hit with da boyz!
I received the craft products used in this tutorial free of charge. All experiences and opinions expressed are my own.