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Spooky Hallowe’en Candy Dish by Nichola Battilana

Filed under Back in Stock, Christmas, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale

I completely agree with Nichola on this one: How cute is that?!

Here’s a bit from Nichola’s blog post:

I made the candy dish using the Tealight Haunted House Kit with Base. Only I didn’t use the base as a base, I used it upside down for something more important… candy corn (do not even try to debate me on the goodness of candy corn).

Not only is this project cute, but came together pretty quickly. Quick, easy and cute = extra awesome in my book.

I didn’t fiddle around with the house at all. I assembled it, added the window frames, applied a good coat of acrylic paint, then highlighted the frames in gold. To finish it off I added dresden trim, glass cabochon windows and wee plastic bat.

I love the gold paint on the window frames… it looks so rich (almost like gold leafing) but it’s just unevenly applied so the black underneath shows through a bit.

See more photos (and read more about candy corn!) on Nichola’s blog post.

Here’s Nichola’s Hallowe’en Candy Dish Supply List and learn more about the project down in the Giveaway section.

New & Back in Stock Items (ALL on Sale!)

Psst… See the Small Metallic Christmas Bulb Garland above? Design Team Member Kristin Batsel used it in a super cute Three Kids a’Gifting Christmas project for Day Three of a “Twelve Days of Christmas” series from a few years ago (see the photo at left).

Her artwork includes cute kidlets from the Little Darlings Collage Sheet; they and a Retro Bottle Brush Tree sit atop a decorated Altoids Tin (and Kristin shows examples of cards that tin could contain:
– A gift card,
– A placeholder for your holiday dinner table, and
– A Countdown to Christmas Card (shown at right in the hands of the same little elf who’s in the back row of the grouping at left). With a little chalkboard paint that sign he’s holding could be updated every day…

More info on the blog or in Kristin’s tutorial!

More Christmas ON SALE!

I just dropped the clearance sale prices on the Christmas Paper, Christmas Charms & Christmas Rubber Stamps sections to 70% off! Note: These are on the clearance site so are at a different URL. See below for a few of my picks. (And there are tons of good choices in those sections so go check ’em out before they’re gone forever! Help make room for new Christmas items!)

Hooray for the Haunted House Candy Dish Giveaway!

Lucky you: this Giveaway includes pretty much everything you see at left (ok… I don’t have the plastic bat, nor the gold paint; and you’re on your own painting the whole shebang black):

– Tealight Haunted House Kit with Base
– 3 Inch Tall Candlestick Holder
– Black Dresden Border Sampler Set
– Spider Web Glass Cabochon – 14mm

Clear glass cabs:
– 10x25mm Mini Glass Rectangular Cabochon
– 14mm Round Glass Cabochons
– 18mm Round Glass Cabochons

Chipboard window frames:
– Round Frames for 14mm Cabs
– Window Frames for Tealight Haunted House
– Rectangular Frames for 10x25mm Cabs (the extra little swirly trim above the top center window)

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Nichola’s Hallowe’en Candy Dish artwork (though “just” those listed above are included in the Giveaway).

BONUS: I’m including a set of the Decorated Coffins with Lids (which could be part of a display of Halloween candy) — and the last few coffins are now clearance priced!

To enter the Haunted House Candy Dish Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, October 29, 2018).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Miniature Picnic Basket Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Karen Wood! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, October 28th, 2018

57 responses to “Spooky Hallowe’en Candy Dish by Nichola Battilana”

  1. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Love, love, love the house on top of the candy dish!

  2. Kim Rayko says:

    What an awesome idea! Love this!

  3. BarbMac Vt says:

    Totally awesome! This would look amazing on the treats table at a Halloween party! The gold windows against the black house are eye catching and breathtakingly beautiful! So in love with this one and very excited about the 3 resin deer also!
    Congratulations to Karen! I have to admit not seeing my name as the winner brought a tear (or two) to my eyes but I am happy for Karen on being the lucky winner! Enjoy!
    TFS and Happy Halloween to all!

  4. Bobbie Kangas says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this cool project!🎃

  5. Ann Frischkorn says:

    The candy dish is “spooktacular”

  6. Dewanna Raite says:

    I love all Halloween so I think this would be fun to make

  7. Maryanne Gross says:

    I love this candy dish. I love all the things Nicola creates. This is spectacular!

  8. Jean marmo says:

    I love this creative ptproject. Would be great for a party. Than you for the opportunity.

  9. Debbi Decker says:

    Oh! This is wonderful. I could see using little extras all year long to adorn it and keep it out with seasonal candy!

  10. with Christmas around the corner, I can see a house decorated for the holidays and make it a Christmas candy dish

  11. Debrah Hensley-The says:

    I’m in love! Winning this would really lift my spirits!

  12. Luanne Shoup says:

    so many ideas, so little time!

  13. Debora L. says:

    Clever idea! I do like the haunted house 😀

  14. Barb A says:

    wow….talk about thinking outside the box! Another great project.

  15. Barb O says:

    The house is adorably spooky! turning it into a candy dish is genius!

  16. Nadine says:

    Wow, What a wonderful project!

  17. Nancy O says:

    Nichola’s creations never disappoint.

  18. Jo says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Halloween Houses! So CUTE!!!

  19. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Very cool. I love the windows.

  20. KIM says:

    Would love this candy dish for my granddaughter .

  21. Marilyn Ray says:

    This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. And I agree with her that candy corn is awesome. I would love to see something like this in a Christmas theme as well.

  22. I love this haunted candy house it is awesome!

  23. Nancy AT says:

    It amazes me to always see such inspiring pieces on your site. Talented partnerships; supplies and artists to use them.

  24. Lynne says:

    This is spooktacular! And, yes, candy corn.

  25. Pauline Martim says:

    I really want this to go with the Haunted House. I love it.

  26. Jill Maccartney says:

    This is such an awesome idea!! You are so creative.

  27. jackie says:

    Haunted Houses are so great…and even better when they are cute like this one.

  28. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is awesome!! Love the gold trim!!!

  29. I’m stunned by Nichola again. Loving all the ideas this site offers. Happy Halloween

  30. Sandie says:

    Another great giveaway. Such an awesome project. Happy Halloween everyone.

  31. How cute an idea this is. Perfect to sit on a Halloween table.

  32. Karen Ann says:

    OH a dish for CANDY and such a sweet display it is.

  33. The candy dish project is just spooktacular! Love it!

  34. Dianna says:

    Cleaver idea! Happy Halloween!

  35. Pauline P. says:

    This Halloween house is so Great I hope to make it.
    Happy Halloween everyone. Don’t eat to much of the candy.

  36. As always, a clever use of materials from your site. I agree with one of the other posts-So many ideas, so little time. Love it, love it, love it.

  37. Leah Spalding says:

    How clever! I especially love the patterned paper with it, and the gummy worms at the bottom make me laugh!

  38. brian hughes says:

    That candy dish/house is Spooktacular. Can also see as Christmas scene. Happy Halloween Alpha Stamps.

  39. Cat Insley says:

    Hey, Y’all! Loves your art to pieces (of candy corn!)!!!!! I’m making one last ditch effort to win this rockin’ haunted hawwwwuze!

    Big Booo hug, cat

  40. trudy a widner says:

    Love the gold around the window frames!

  41. Congrats Karen. So cute, really like the gold too. Thanks for all the wonderful things you share.

  42. Nancy E says:

    Really neat way to display your Halloween goodies!

  43. Barb Antol says:

    I absolutely love it! What a wonderful, creative idea. The gold around the windows is such a nice highlight! Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Celia says:

    The Haunted House Tea light is so versital!

  45. Roe says:

    What a great idea. I always being able to use things in a way that was not initially intended.

  46. Denise Bryant says:

    LOVE the haunted house candy dish! What a fun project! It would look fabulous on my buffet!

  47. Carla says:

    Love this project! The haunted tea light house is adorable!

  48. Rhonda S says:

    I have been looking for a cute Christmas countdown project!

  49. Jennie Ingram says:

    So stinkin’ CUTE!

  50. Mary Mac says:

    The candy dish is just so cute.

  51. Teri Steele says:

    This was a very clever idea. Love it

  52. Anne Williamson says:

    I would love to make the candy dish. And then I would have to host a party!

  53. Marykay says:

    I look forward to your wonderful ideas!!

  54. Laura Callies says:

    This is one of my favorite times of the year and for the creative ideas from Your products.

  55. Jeanine says:

    Love the candy dishes. My favorite is the bat paper on the upper tier. Really cute idea!

  56. Peggy Manning says:

    barely under the cclock!! Sure good looking candy dish. Please send me one even if I don’t win it. I’ll even pay for that kit. Thanks, Peg