I’m so glad I held on to this little empty toy gumball machine — I turned it into a gumball machine snow globe!
It had 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 turned the gumball machine into a snow globe with just a few supplies, and in literally 5 minutes!
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.
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DIY Gumball Machine Snow Globe Supplies
- little plastic gumball machine
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.
I’m so glad I found a cute way to repurpose this little toy gumball machine!
It fits perfectly next to my mason jar snow globe you saw in my Christmas home tour.
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