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Gumball Machine Snow Globe DIY
I made a gumball machine snow globe. The red gumball machine is perfect for a Christmas themed design. The snowy winter wonderland I created in the globe part of the machine makes me smile.
Gumball Machine Snow Globe
Those little snowmen looking out of the globe are so sweet. I had a time getting them to stand up straight but all is good now. I’m sharing all my little tips and tricks just in case you are inspired my my project and want to create something similar.
The gumball machine snow globe is sitting on my rustic wood trunk turned coffee table. Showing off one of my vintage Christmas angels in this little vignette.
This is the red gumball machine I posted about earlier. I bought it at the Nashville Flea Market for $10. It wasn’t a steal by any means but I’ve been looking for one so I could make a snow globe.
I was wingin’ it on the makeover. I first took the top of the gumball machine off and looked inside. The JTS and I talked it over and discussed several ways the project could come together.
I finally decided to remove a few of the pieces completely but leave the center pole inside. It kind of holds everything together. I found a piece of cardboard and cut a circle to fit right down into the lip where the globe sits on the red base.
I put the plastic ring on top of the cardboard and put the globe and red top back on to see if everything would fit together okay. And it did. I hot glued the cardboard to the base of the macine.
Next I gathered my supplies for the snow scene. The mini snowmen, mini green trees, and fake snow came from Hobby Lobby.
I needed room at the base of the globe to build up a little snow so I hot glued a few wood chips to the cardboard base to raise the snowmen and a couple of the trees to varying heights.
I glued all the trees and snowmen to the base. In the photo above you can see what I’m talking about. The snowmen would have been buried in the snow when I covered the white bases of the trees.
I put the globe over the display just to be sure it would fit. Everything looked good and I was ready to move on to the next step.
I poured the “snow” into the globe and screwed the top on. I tilted the newly made snow globe this way and that until I got the snow piled up just right! That was it. The top holds everything in place.
The project was a lot easier than I thought it would be. It took no time at all. I had all the supplies on hand. Or I should say, I used what I had on hand.
DIY Gumball Machine Snowglobe
What do you think? Maybe I will take the snow scene out and make a display for Valentines Day. Hum.
Have a great day! Kathy