My niece’s birthday is falling on Easter this year, so I’m planning a hybrid birthday and Easter party at our house. As a mother of two very young children, my entertaining has gone from twice a month to maybe 2 holidays a year. So I figured a 2-for-1 would be a great way to end my year of entertaining. And it’s only April. Not too shabby.
I’d been searching for cute, simple table décor ideas and when I found a DIY candy machine craft on Pinterest, I knew it would be a 5-minute project that would look adorable on the buffet.
It didn’t really take 5 minutes, it was more like 20 after the spray painting and hot gluing. But this DIY Easter Candy Machine is one of the easiest crafts I’ve done for a party, ever. You know how Pinterest tends to make certain things seem easier and quicker than they actually are? I’m referring to those darn tissue paper poof balls and photo booth backdrops. Haha.
An added bonus for this DIY candy machine is that it’s customizable. I love crafts that I can modify for holidays and themed birthdays. I will be doing this again, no doubt.
Terra cotta pot with base
Knob (Or something similar to this, mine came from Joann’s in the wood craft department)
1. Spray paint the terra cotta pot, base, and knob. I went for a pastel pink color scheme, hoping it would match the cake.
2. Hot glue the knob to the bottom of the base.
3. Tie a decorative bow (better than I did, obviously) with the ribbon and hot glue it to the rim of the pot.
4. I didn’t secure the vase to the pot because I wanted to reuse the vase later, but if you’re going to have a lot of guests it would probably be best to glue the vase to the pot.
5. Fill the vase with candy, put the lid on, and you have your very own DIY Easter candy machine!
Olivia Glendale is a 20-something year old mother of two, both under 2 years. When she’s not busy soothing tantrums and changing diapers, you can find her blogging with sass about home décor, organizing, and DIY projects at DIY Mother.