The Christmas season is knocking at our door. I know a few people who are already putting up their Christmas Trees. I won’t be ready to decorate mine until after Thanksgiving. I like to enjoy my fall decorations for a little bit.
I have worked on a few Christmas craft projects though. Sometimes, you have to plan those early while the supplies are still available in stores.
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Supplies Needed For Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament
- Small clay flower pot
- Small glass or plastic clear Christmas Ball
- Red craft paint
- Multi color nonpareils or sprinkles
- Silver Paint pen
- Very Fine Tip Micron Pen
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Piece of paper or a tiny funnel
Use craft paint, paint your clay flower pot red. I did two coats to make sure I had good coverage. Make sure to paint the bottom of your pot, because it will show when it’s hanging on your Christmas Tree.
To make the flower pot glossy, I added a coat of ModPodge over the red paint. You can also spray it with acrylic sealer.
Using a hot glue gun, attach the clear Christmas ornament to the bottom of the flower pot. It’s challenging to get it centered so that they hook is perfectly centered.
You’re ready to add the “gumballs”. Remove the metal lid from the ornament. If you have a tiny funnel, use it to get the nonpareils into the ball. If you don’t have a funnel, folding a piece of paper into a cone will work.
Add hot glue to the metal cap before replacing it the Christmas ball so the gumballs don’t spill out.
Using a silver paint pen, draw a coin slot, turny thing (what that heck is that called???), and the gumball chute. Using a thin micron pen, add .25 to the coin slot and a dot in the center of the “turny thing”.
You’re done! Hang it on your Christmas tree. How easy was that?? I don’t recommend this for small kids, but I think older kids and preteens could make these.
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