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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chalkboard Cauldrons

If you didn't get a chance to see the instructions for these chalkboard cauldrons at Pretty Cute Party, here they are.  I know I'm a little biased, but I think they're totally cute, and you've still got time to put them together before the holiday.

You'll need:
Small glass bowls (I found these in the candle section at Michaels, the shape is perfect and they were just 99 cents each!)
Chalkboard spray paint
Filling (candy, etc)

Start by spraying the bowls with chalkboard spray paint.  It does stick to the glass, but you'll want to make sure to do several very light coats instead of trying to cover it in just a couple.

Let it cure for 24 hours.  Rub chalk all over it and wipe clean.

Tie ribbon around the top of the bowl and add names.

Then fill with candy or even small little toys and set them out for your Halloween dinner.

How cool would these be with some dry ice bubbling some water, making smoke pour out!  (You'd just want to make sure that little kids didn't try to touch the dry ice)

These would also be great glued on top of small painted candlesticks to label goodies at a Halloween buffet.


  1. First of all, I love those little cauldrons!! What a creative idea! I swear I have seen those glass bowls at the dollar store. Second, YES! I would love to be involved in a Portland area meet-up!! Definitely count me in! E-mail me with the details when you know more about who is interested :) -Sarah

  2. Those little cauldrons are adorable! Had to say hi, because I'm pinning them. :)

  3. What a brilliant project and such fun too!

  4. Wish I lived in Portland. I would love to meet fellow bloggers and shop at Ikea.

    Those cauldrons are brilliant. What a great way to make over a boring glass bowl and add character and be able to personalize it as well. Love it!

  5. Oooh a meetup would be super fun! weekend afternoons work best for me (I work in the AM). Let me know!

    The Craftinomicon

  6. These are really cute! I'd love for you to share these and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!


  7. OH MY WORD! Those are BEYOND adorable!! YES I am dying to do a get together! I am stoked! I have never heard of Scrap??!! Weekend Afternoon would be great! Then my dear sweet hubalub would be home with the kidlets! I love me some Ikea in a hard core way! Also have another blogger buddy who may be interested especially in Ikea! We can get cheap lunch and cinnamon rolls...what more can a preggo ask for?! lol! You have my email right?! britchesnboots@gmail.com Are you going to PNW?? Nov 3rd. Have a great day darlin'!

  8. Steph these are FANTASTIC! Love em. Want em. ;)

    Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party!
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  9. These are such a great idea, Steph! I love anything with chalkboard paint and these are perfect for Halloween. So glad I found your blog through Sugar Bee Crafts! And I love your blog name :)

  10. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

  11. Too cute! What a brilliant idea!! I hope you will stop by and link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already. Thank you so much!

  12. You are a STAR! Featuring you today. Love these Cauldrons. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina