New This Month


Splatter Paint Bowls and Candy Wrappers

Splatter paint adds a touch of artistic flair to almost anything it's applied on. Case in point? These two simple crafts! Here's how to take your candies and decorative bowls up a notch.

Photography: Chelsea McNamara

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2016


  • Craft paint (Multisurface acrylic craft paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from $2.50 each,
  • Tissue paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Thin cord or ribbon


  1. Thin paint slightly with water. Working over a tissue paper–covered surface (layer multiple sheets), dip brush in paint mixture, then use a flick of the wrist to aim paint at a bowl or tissue paper.
  2. Continue spattering until desired look is achieved. Let dry completely.
  3. To make candy wrappers, cut tissue paper into 5-by-5-inch squares. Roll small wrapped candies inside squares, making sure painted sides face out. Tie ends with small pieces of cord or ribbon (as shown).

Reviews Add a comment