an olympic rings candy bar is my fave

July 25, 2012

Today’s Olympic themed party idea is from Kelly of Studio DIY.

Melanie and I share two faves. Target, and the Olympics. This super simple DIY project puts both together, and adds candy. BAM! If you haven’t yet discovered the Target Dollar Spot, you are really missing out. It’s my favorite go-to place for party supplies because they have great items and, yes, they are only a dollar! One thing the Dollar Spot really does well are cute containers. Pails, baskets, boxes, they’ve got it all in awesome colors and patterns that are constantly changing and updating to keep you wanting (err… buying) more. I spotted these mini pails and with the Olympics on the brain, instantly thought “Olympic Rings!” And then my mind went to sugar, as it often does, and this DIY Olympic rings candy bar was born. Now zip on over to Target, pick up your supplies and get ready to celebrate the Olympics!

Five Dollar Aisle Mini Pails (I purchased a blue, black, yellow and two silver ones from Target)
Craft or Spray Paint (In red and green to finish out the Olympic colors!)
Candy in Olympic Ring Colors

Assuming you found the same colors I did at your local Target, start by painting your two silver pails (inside and out) one green and the other red. I used craft paint because it’s what I had on hand but spray paint would work great as well. Let dry completely. Fill each pail with it’s corresponding candy color. Please note! Since you are painting the pails, I recommend using candy that comes in individual wrappers, like I did, or carefully lining the pail with food-safe wax paper first. Arrange your pails in Olympic Ring order (Top row: Blue, Black, Red; Bottom row: Yellow, Green). Gather some candy bags and let the party guests go to town!

Who’s throwing an Olympics party!?

See more swell ideas from Kelly on Studio DIY


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