How to make a Vintage Gumball Machine Ornament from upcycled materials
I have dedicated
this year to trying to craft with my existing stash of supplies as often as I
can, so a upcycled a ribbon spool, some glass ornaments I found in the closet and my
Tombow Adhesives inspired this Vintage Gumball Machine Ornament!
Happy Saturday and welcome to the Creative Christmas blog hop hosted by Cassity at Remodelaholic There are 26 fabulous designers sharing their #creativeChristmas projects this week. So, after you scroll through my Vintage Gumball Machine ornament projects, please click on the links below to view all of the other projects! It's going to be a Great Week!
spool. Sand away the glue and rough edges with a nail file. Remove
the sanding dust with damp paper towel, let dry. Color with Tombow Dual Brush Pen #847 Crimson.Note: you could also use a section of a paper towel roll as well, just select a smaller glass ornament!
apply red acrylic craft paint and set aside to dry. Fill with 200 (7mm)
assorted color pom poms.
ornament. Cut a 3″ by 3″ square from red cardstock. Apply Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue to
bottom rim of ribbon spool. Attach to cardstock, let dry.
scroll label from silver metallic cardstock.
draw on the coin handle and the gumball slot. Attach to base of gumball
machine with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.
Remember, Xtreme is 5 times stronger than regular adhesive runners, so
you have to roll to apply and swipe to the side to get a clean application.
MONO Multi Liquid Glue to top edge of ribbon spool. Attach pom pom filled
glass ornament, making sure that it is straight and centered. Set aside
circle from red cardstock and apply “25¢” silver stickers. I didn’t have
a cent sign, so I created one with a lower case “c” and “l”. Attach to
front center of Gumball Machine with Tombow Xtreme Tabs.
These Tabs are strong and clear, so the adhesive won’t be seen through
the glass ornament. Thread through a 10″ length of red and white bakers
twine, tie in a knot and hang on your tree!
Machine Ornaments are quick and easy enough so you can craft up a batch of them
with your kids for their Teachers, Family and Friends this holiday season!
purchased fairly inexpensively at your local craft or big box store.
Now it's time for the FUN stuff!
Follow the links below to get a close up peek at what all of the other talented designers have created for the #creativeChristmas blog hop! I was blown away by the creative inspiration! And NOW is the time to get crafty for Christmas!
DIY Christmas Trees and Ornaments
Wintry Silver Dollar Store Christmas Tree Decor | Remodelaholic
Marbled Christmas Ornaments | Doodlecraft
Scrap Wood Inlay Ornaments | The Ugly Duckling House
Woodburned Wood Slice Ornaments | Sisters What
Flocked Pine Cones | Practical and Pretty
Abstract Monogram Ornaments | Domicile37
Concrete Christmas Ornaments | The Palette Muse
Wood Slice Deer Ornaments | Our Crafty Mom
Vintage Gumball Machine Ornaments | Beth Watson Design Studio
Etched Glass Ornaments | Just Call Me Homegirl
Unicorn Inspired Christmas Tree | The DIY Mommy
Driftwood Reindeer Ornaments | Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY Christmas Gifts and Decor
Christmas Pine Hoop Wreath | This Mama's Dance
Gingerbread Man Candles | Nourish and Nestle
Wire and Glass Chandelier | Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline
Christmas Scroll Wall Art | Grace In My Space
Lighted Wood Trees | Frazzled Joy
Crocheted Christmas Hat | Luz Patterns
Christmas Card Photo Display| Hertoolbelt
JOY Porch Sign | Ginger Snap Crafts
Folding Bar Cart Table | Everyday Party Magazine
Wood and Burlap Christmas Sign | Leap of Faith Crafting
Wood Block Snowman | Anika's DIY Life
Holiday Candle Wrap | Dragonfly & Lily Pads
Christmas Pom Pom Pillow | Small Home Soul
Hand Lettered Wall Art | Smiling Colors
YouTube inspiration can be found here: