You only need two materials to create this Faux Mercury Glass Candy Bowl!
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Sometimes I get craft ADD when walking around Michaels. So many materials and ideas and my mind starts working at a million miles a minute. The boys have started refusing to come with me. LOL The other day I came across the halved foam pumpkins. They were designed for easy hanging purposes. But they were laying there almost like bowls in this huge wire bin. (Do you see where this is going?) I thought, “how cute would that be as a bowl?” All you need is two things to create this Faux Mercury Glass Candy Bowl!
Yup! Two materials. The halved foam pumpkin and a bottle of chrome spray paint. (Well I guess three materials if you count the candy…HA!)
Start with the opening facing down.
Lay down a piece of cardboard or newspaper to protect the floor. I always spray paint in the garage.
Holding the can about 10 inches from the pumpkin, spray a light coat of paint. Allow to dry (about 15 minutes). Repeat process until all of the pumpkin is covered.
Once the outside of the pumpkin has dried completely, flip it over to paint the inside.
Repeat the above process for the inside of the pumpkin.
Once the pumpkin is dry, it’s all set! I don’t know why no one has thought of that!
Of course, you probably should not use unwrapped candy in this bowl since it is coated in spray paint. But it really does create a cool effect!
This Faux Mercury Glass Candy Bowl can be used all fall instead of just during Halloween! I mean, who doesn’t love candy all year round? I have it in the middle of the kitchen island with little goodies in it for my boys.
Don’t you just love an easy project!?