I’m so glad I held on to this little empty toy gumball machine!
It’s been sitting in our kitchen cabinet after Landon received it as a birthday party favor a few years ago, and I was tempted to throw it out many times.
But I have a hard time throwing out anything I might be able to use or reuse or repurpose at some point.
Remember when I used the twist ties from bread bags I had been saving for our container garden fencing?
I made a gumball machine snow globe!
This wasn’t my idea — I saw Kathleen’s post on Charm Bracelet Diva about it, and then she linked it up to my “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party. She was inspired by Rebecca’s post on The Crafted Sparrow. Thanks, Kathleen, for sharing this idea!
I couldn’t grab my little gumball machine fast enough to make this. I still had all of the supplies sitting around for it after making this pie tin & bottle brush tree centerpiece.
Kathleen’s tutorial is longer than mine because her gumball machine was larger, and she had to unscrew the parts.
That’s not needed if you have a little plastic gumball machines like mine. Making the snow globe took just a minute once you have all of the supplies together.
- little plastic gumball machine
- fake snow (I bought mine at Target)
- mini bottle brush trees
- glue dots
- optional: holiday sticker
I had wanted to use one of the smaller trees, but it was too tall and would’ve taken up too much space in the globe.
It fits perfectly next to my mason jar snow globe you saw in my Christmas home tour.
If you like this DIY project, pin it for later!