Creations, Painting Popcorn and Popcorn Treat Bags

Everybody loves popcorn, it’s fun to make, fun to eat, and easy to paint!

painting popcorn

All you need are 3-4 colors, white, yellow, dark brown and black for lettering and accents


load a brush with a little yellow and a little white and let the paint mix as you apply it


Adjust as you go, making irregular dots in groups of 3s, 2s and singles


Leave some almost white, some deep yellow, all a little different


The color variations keep things interesting


By using both yellow and white on the same brush, natural shading occurs, giving your “popcorn” depth and shape


Paint some text with a fun font that doesn’t have to be perfect*

popcorn bowl 1

You can add little white or yellow  dots for even more “Pop!”

popcorn movie bowl

Add some dark brown dots here and there for the kernels

popcorn bowl

And a message in the bottom of the bowl


You can paint individual bowls or bags

painting popcorn 4

or even mini buckets!

popcorn bowl and bucket

Adding candy to the mix is always welcomed

popcorn party

A Popcorn Bar would be great for the Super Bowl  🏈

popcorn bags

And popcorn goodie bags would make great Valentines  💝

popcorn goodie bag

You could even paint some hearts on your bags too!

abstract heart

Juicy Details

*for tips on freehand lettering see Monogrammed Frame mat here

black dot bucket and galvanized mini bucket are from Target’s bargain bins.  You can find lots of buckets in all sizes at Home Depot and Lowe’s in the painting department, and they are great for painting.  You can see a lot more painted buckets at Shrimp Bucket here


You can see more about making a Popcorn Bar here

popcorn bar

You can use any kind of paint for the buckets and bags, but you must use paint made specifically for painting glass if you want to paint on bowls or other glassware.  I use Liquetex Glossies.  Once the piece has been painted, dried and baked, the paint is cured and you can wash your pieces by hand or in the dishwasher

for the tutorial on Painting Hearts and Valentine Cards click here

2 hearts

Create away!


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18 Responses to “Creations, Painting Popcorn and Popcorn Treat Bags”
  1. So cute! Popcorn is a frequent treat around here. The grandkids would love the decorated bags!

  2. Patricia says:

    You are one very talented lady. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. I always enjoy your blog.

  3. Lynn says:

    The bowls are cute Jenna! I think a popcorn bar is a fun idea:@)

  4. Emily says:

    Everyone loves popcorn here and this is such a cute idea Jenna. Love all your painted containers too. What fun to set up a popcorn bar for a family night. Fun post……….

  5. So cute! Special ideas like this always makes me happy.

  6. Rosie M. says:

    You are too much, Jenna! I LOVE those bowls and snack bags (especially the “all gone” at the bottom of the bowl) I would love to try this idea, although a paint brush is not really a friend of mine! Thank you for the ideas!! Rosie
    P.S. love the idea of a popcorn bar!

  7. hollybertone says:

    Hi Jenna – I absolutely love popcorn – it’s my favorite! This bowl is adorable and especially the fun “all gone”! Hugs, Holly

  8. Beverly says:

    Love the popcorn bowls and bags. You are very talented.

  9. Kim says:

    Another great painting tutorial. The popcorn is adorable, Jenna. I love the dotted lettering, too. Thanks for sharing your technique and your idea. A popcorn bar for Superbowl is wonderful…think I may have to use that! 🙂

  10. You are so clever, Jenna!! I love everything!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Project Inspire{d}!!

  11. Mary says:

    Cute, cute, cute Jenna! Love the bowl and fun bags for snacking! I can’t resist popcorn and a bar makes it that much more festive 🙂

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