Christmas Gumball Machine

Hi friends,

I had this Gumball Machine Canister in my craft room that I got from Target a while back. I thought it was so cute, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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I decided to use it for a fun addition to my Christmas decor, so I made a quick trip to Target to purchase 3 boxes of these mini ornaments. They come in different color combinations to match any theme and are only $3.00 per box!

First, I crumpled up a piece of white tissue paper and tucked in into the bottom of the canister to add a little filler. Then I simply added the ornaments to the canister to mimic gumballs.

And now the fun part! 🙂 I pulled out some ribbons to match the colors of my ornaments and made a bow the Re-Fabbed way. After trimming it to the size I wanted, I attached the bow to the front of the gumball machine using a couple of Glue Dots. (You could also attach it with a little hot glue.)

And here it is! A simple, fun way to add a little holiday cheer!

I’ve seen similar Gumball Machine Canisters at Hobby Lobby. If you can’t find a gumball machine canister, I’ve also seen some cute empty snow globes in the craft stores that would work great for this project.

This was a really fun and quick project to create – I don’t know why I waited so long to make it! 😉

I also created another project using these mini ornaments. You can see it in this post.

Happy crafting!


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