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Decorate Your House for Halloween With This DIY Candy Machine


Halloween is coming and it's time to get decorating! This easy-to-make Halloween Candy Machine will make a nice addition to your spooky decor - plus it can hold all your sweet treats!

You can find the flower pots and saucers to make this craft at any dollar store, home improvement or garden store near you, or if you already have some at home feel free to re-purpose for this project.

Fill with your favorite Halloween candy so you can grab a sweet treat whenever you like. You can also make them for different holidays by filling them with seasonal candy and decorating them with Christmas Santas, Valentine's Day hearts or St. Patrick's Day shamrocks. How you customize them is totally up to you!


The best part about making things yourself, is that you can make it look however you like or work with the materials you have on hand.

Instead of wooden knobs, you can also add fun plastic figurines to the top of your candy machine. Just make sure to paint them the same color as the lid and use hot glue to secure them in place.

You can also add stickers or make cut-outs that you can use to decorate your candy machine. Cats, ghosts, pumpkins, bats or spiders would all work perfectly for Halloween.

Check out this fun candy machine! It's painted to look like candy corn AND is filled with actual candy corn - genius!

You can get extra creative and make something like this mummy candy machine. Just add some gauze, googly eyes and white paint.

Below we have the list of what you'll need and how to make our Halloween candy machine. Let us know how yours turns out!


  • 6 inch terra cotta pot
  • terra cotta saucer (to fit your pot)
  • wooden knob
  • glass fish bowl
  • black paint (or your choice of color)
  • E6000 glue (or similar industrial strength glue)
  • Halloween candy


  1. Paint your terra cotta pot, saucer and wooden knob with black paint. Let dry.
  2. Flip your pot upside down and put glue around the bottom of your glass fish bowl. Secure to the bottom of your pot.
  3. Glue your wooden knob to the bottom of your saucer.
  4. Fill the glass bowl with your Halloween candy, place the saucer lid on top and you're done!

Do you know someone who would love these Halloween Candy Machines? Make sure to share this easy DIY project with them!

Have you made these before? Let us know how they turned out!

Check out our video below that shows you step by step how to make these candy machines.

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