I thought it was adorable!! I really wanted to make one, but I was thinking more along the lines of a traditional gumball machine in red, and maybe even on a stand. Then, I found this glass bowl at the thrift store and knew I had to do one!
It is a little bigger than the “ivy” bowls or very small fish bowls, so I got an 8” clay pot and 6” clay saucer. I already had a wooden bead for the top…thank you favorite thrift store! I let my idea set for a while because I wanted to find a way to make it more realistic with a “knob” and “flap”. When I was cleaning out my utility room, I found this small handle that had broken off of something and knew it would be perfect for a knob.
The final ingredient came to me when I was thrifting with my niece (Hi Melissa!! ) over Thanksgiving. Here is the “stand”.
I just love it when things come together like that!! I gave the clay and wood a couple of coats of red spray paint and the knob a coat of Krylon’s Matte Nickel. When everything was nice and dry, I glued the knob on with Gorilla Super Glue.
Then I used a silver Sharpie to draw on the “flap”.
When everything was dry, I put them together with a little Gorilla Glue.
I filled it with starlight mints and put the lid on!
The Clay pot fit right down over the top of the candle stand. Perfect fit!
I think I will fill it with red and green Christmas M&M’s when my grandsons come for Christmas! MMMM……
This was so easy to put together and looks so cute when it’s finished! My teenage girls were giggling……”awww it’s a gumball machine!” :-)
********Mr. Gumball Machine made the Top 10 at the CSI Painted Holiday Project*******
Thank you folks at The CSI Project for the honor and thank you to A Pumpkin and A Princess for inspiring me!
I will be sharing this at some of the weekly parties in my side bar and the special events listed below. Click on a few of them and find lots more fun ideas!
I'm entering this at The CSI Project:
And at the DIY Project
I found some new places to Party!
Some Holiday Parties