How To Make A Gumball Machine Snow Globe
How To Make A DIY Snow Globe out of a Gumball Machine: Easy Christmas decoration using a mini gumball machine and turning it into a waterless snow globe.
It’s Christmas time, and time to decorate. I’m loving all things white, vintage and cute this year, and this little project ticks all three boxes. This might one of my cutest ideas ever. Let me show how to make a DIY snow globe using a gumball machine.
- gumball machine
- mini Christmas tree
- hot glue and hot glue gun
- faux snow
How To Make A DIY Snow Globe
1. I started out with a little plastic gum ball machine. I’ve seen them at second hand stores, and traditional red would be cute for Christmas too. I wanted a little white one. I found this one, recommended as a wedding favour, in white for $2.88 I like the mini size -this one is about 12 cm tall.
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The plastic top comes off, so it’s easy to make a little snow globe scene inside. Since it’s a real gum ball machine, I used a little white paper to make a base for the tree.
2. I decorated a little bottle brush tree with a few pretty beads, just glued on with some hot glue. Then I glued the tree onto the paper base. It’s great to be able to create that vintage feel, with the bottle brush tree. It would be cute in other colours too.
3. Next I added the clear plastic piece back in place, over the tree. Then I removed the white top to add in some faux snow and some glitter (because Christmas needs a little sparkle).
Then, just twist the white lid back on. So simple. So sweet.
I love how the beads I used look a little gumball-ish too. We’ve had a light dusting of snow here, yesterday afternoon, and there’s still some on the ground this morning. This little snow globe seems perfect for today.
With a pretty DIY snow globe like this for Christmas, life really is a party.
Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?
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Love this idea!
This is such an awesome idea D…super, super cute ! will share later on fb…xo
This is so cute! I would never think to turn a gumball machine into a snow globe but now I kind of want to…
Found you through the Linky Party and my 13 yr old daughter and I fell in love with project!! She collects snowglobes and now we have another project to work on. So glad to have found you. Thanks.
Very cute!! Great idea!
This is adorable! Love it!
That is just delightful! I love the whimsy and the white!
Now this is a cute “spin” on the homemade snowglobe!
I love it…. so cute – and such a unique idea…. now I have to search for a gumball machine….
Wow! That is so cute! Great idea!
awww so sweet!
how stinkin’ cute!
so freaking adorable!
So cute. Thanks for sharing!
Aw, that’s cute – very clever of you!
What a great idea! This is so cute. I’m hosting a pillow cover giveaway that you should enter. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/michelle-dwight-designs-pillow-cover.html
So cute! I love that it’s a little different.
Very sweet idea… and original!
This is soooo cute! Pinned and shared on fb!