DIY Alien Candy Container and Decoration (Easy to Make)

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This DIY Alien Candy Container is amazingly cute and would make a great Father’s Day gift for a dad who loves Sci-Fi. This fun DIY Candy Dispenser is easy to make and would make a great alien spaceship decoration for a desk. This candy gift box gift can be made with reused items and a few inexpensive materials from the craft store. This also makes a fun DIY flying saucer craft.

Here is a video showing step-by-step instructions on how to make this alien spaceship gift box.

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Why I Made this DIY Alien Candy Container

Every since I was a kid, I loved watching old Sci-Fi movies with my older brothers. This was before 3D animation or CGI. I remember seeing alien spaceships that looked like flying saucers with a dome on top and colorful lights around the rim. They must have been hanging by a string because they were shaky and didn’t fly smoothly. As a kid, I didn’t know the difference but to me, that was a flying saucer.

When I was preparing for a Father’s Day TV segment at NBC Affiliate, WBAL, I wanted to make an interesting candy container that held jelly beans. As I was drinking a frozen coffee, I looked at the domed lid with a hole where the straw was inserted and it came to me. It reminded me of the top of an old-style flying saucer that I used to see in the science fiction movies I watched as a child.

I instantly envisioned a retro flying saucer spaceship with a dome top and a cute, little green alien peeking out to see where he had landed. The bright colors of the jelly beans would simulate the energy powering the ship.

DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

DIY Father’s Day Gifts TV Segment

Here are some of the DIY Father’s Day Gifts and Crafts I showed in my TV Segment.

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