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Lacy Christmas Candy Dish

By: Carrol Mumford

If you're looking for creative Christmas gifts you can make and give to friends, look no further than the lacy Christmas Candy Dish from Carrol Mumford. Take a plain store-bought glass bowl to a whole new level with assorted fabrics and colorful ribbon.



  • Copy of pattern
  • Glass candy dish with lid (Size: 5” round)
  • Bottle of Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
  • Square pieces of felt (make sure the felt is the color of the lace youare using).
  • 2 spools of gathered lace (name brand: Decorative Trim, Size: 1” to 1-1/2” wide and 1 spool ¾” wide).
  • Spool wire edge ribbon (brand name The Robert Stanley Collection, 30 feet).  Choose your ribbon the same color.
  • Hot glue gun
  • 10” hot glue stick or if using the small gun the 4” sticks x 2"
  • Empty cereal box
  • Regular paint brush  (different sizes come in a pack).
  • 2 paper towels
  • Pair of Scissors
  • Pencil


  1. Copy the pattern to copy paper.  Then cut out.  Place to the side. Take your cereal box and cut it open.  Lay flat.  Use the inside of the box. Take the base pattern and lay on the box.  Use pencil to draw around the circle onto the box. Cut out. 

  2. Lay the pattern pieces on the felt and cut out 1 each.  Take your Aleene’s glue and your card board cut out and apply a nice layer of glue down.  Then lay the base cut out on top and press down.  Let dry.
  3. Take the bowl and remove the label from the bottom.  Remove any glue left behind with warm soap and water.  Use your paper towels to dry.  Now take the bowl cut out and lay flat.  Place the bowl in the center.  Turn the bowl where the base is facing you up.  Apply a nice layer of Aleene’s glue in that area.  Now place the felt down in that area.  Press.  Turn bowl on it’s base where the top is facing you.  In six different areas around the bowl in the seams of the dish apply the Aleene’s glue.  Bring the felt up and around the bowl pressing the felt into the groves.  Hold in place for a moment.  Now take your scissors and cut the very top edge of the felt where it is higher than the bowl.  Make it even with the top of the bowl.  Now add a bead of hot glue between the felt and the bowl right at the edge.  But not all the way to the top edge.  Let dry.
  4. Once dry.  With hot glue gun in hand take your longer length lace at starting at the bottom edge of the bowl start adding the lace. Leaving just a little space in between each layer.  Go all the way around layer it moving up until the entire bowl is covered.  (This should use the entire amount of the lace). Let dry.
  5. With your shorter length of lace turn the lace where the lace design is up facing you.  Hot glue in place all the way around the top edge of the bowl.  Finish the edge.  Remember, no raw edges showing.  Let dry.
  6. Cut your ribbon into 3 lengths.  1- piece 17”in. long, 36”in. long and the other 10”in. long.  With the 17”in piece fold it onto itself twice.  Place right under the lip of the bowl at the top.  Hot glue in place.  Cut off any excess.  Now create your bow.  Once the bow is complete.  Use your Aleene’s glue and place the bow right in the center where you overlapped the collar ribbon.  Hold in place for a moment.  On the left side add your 10”in. piece of ribbon right under the edge of the loop of the bow.  Hot glue in place. Fold anywhere along the length and make a crease.  Hot glue in place.
  7. Turn the bowl over where the base is facing you.  Take your felt covered card board and hot glue in place under the bowl.  Make sure to place it in the center.  Now go back and lift up the edge of the lace between the base covered board and place hot glue there as well.  Now it should be completely glued in place.  Turn right side up.

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