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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This is a quick project that will take you 15 minutes or less to make., but it’s Oh So Cute! The supplies are easy to find, and this would be a fun craft for a scout or 4-H meeting.
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.
Here are 65 more Christmas ornaments for you to make this holiday season. Still looking for more inspiration? Fave Crafts and All Free Christmas Crafts have pages and pages of ideas.
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Too freaking cute! Thanks for joining!
Such a cute idea!!
Joyce R Randazzo
Great Xmas gift. For grandson He has a. Big one Thank you
This is SO cute! I would never have thought to use the sprinkles like that – you really came up with an adorable ornament!
Very clever. I love the idea of a candy tree.
Such a fun cute idea. Perfect for the tree in the playroom, my grand daughter will love these.
P.S. I love your ornament, Pam!
How cute is this! I love this and I love your video.
So so cute! Totally going to try this as I have all the supplies! Pinned.
This is just the cutest thing ever! You did a great job, and yeah – what is that turny thingy? lol
This is so adorable. I love clay pot ornaments.