“For the Birds” Candy Dish

Darice’s Wooden Model Kit Bird Feeder, of course, makes a wonderful bird feeder -but how about a candy dish?candydish_6

I love candy dishes, the more unique the better!



I first began by taking all the wooden pieces out of their packaging.candydish_1

Then I chose several different colors from Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.  I love Core’dinations you can, “sand, tear and antique the cardstock to reveal the “core’dinating” core color hidden beneath the texture.”candydish_2

I decoupaged each wooden bird feeder piece, except for the thin sides on the smaller wooden pieces.candydish_3

After the decoupage dried I painted the sides and lightly painted the paper with iridescent gold paint.  Once, the paint was dried I lightly sanded the edges and top, of each piece.  When I sanded the paper I also took some of the Mod Podge off, however, because I did not sand the entire piece or sand it deeply the paper stayed on just fine.  If you are worried about the pieces you can add another layer of decoupage once you have sanded the paper.  Next, using tacky glue I assembled the bird feeder.candydish_4

Lastly, I attached Darice Finishing Accents with hot glue.candydish_5

The I added candy to the bird feeder tray to be used as a candy dish.candydish_6

This is a fun craft to make and give to your children going off to college, make for a teacher, or even give as a hostess gift!

About Sarah Forhan

Sarah Forhan writes craft tutorials and craft reviews on her blog at Sewing and Crafting with Sarah.

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