Make a gumball machine snow globe. This is a sponsored post.
I get so excited when I find heavy, old items like this gumball machine at Goodwill San Antonio. Even if they don’t work they make great decorative pieces! This one wasn’t rusty or in bad shape, so all I had to do was wipe it down and then put in on the shelf. I like to alternate what’s inside this gumball machine depending on the season and the holiday. This is what I did with it for winter.
Supplies Used to Make a Gumball Machine Snow Globe:
- Large Gumball Machine (from Goodwill San Antonio)
- Miniature houses
- Miniature Trees
- Miniature Snowmen
- Styrofoam round
- Poly Pellets by Fairfield World
- Fake Snow Filler
- Hot glue gun
- Texture Paste
Spread white texture paste by DecoArt on the roofs of the miniature houses. This will look like snow when it dries!
Disassemble and clean the gumball machine. Take out any pieces (if there are any inside the base) that will get in the way of the display.
Select a styrofoam round that will fit inside the gumball machine.
Hot glue the houses to the base.
Next, Hot glue the trees and snowmen to the base as desired.
Place the styrofoam base on the machine, and place the glass cover over it.
Fill the gaps around the styrofoam base with the fluffy faux snow filler.
Pour Poly Pellets into the display to add the “snow” to the scene.
Once you are happy with your snowy scene, replace the top of the gumball machine. I added a snowy tree to the to, and even placed a tiny little snowman inside the dispenser, just to “up” the cuteness factor a little more! This fun gumball machine snow globe will make a great addition to your holiday decor this Christmas!
Love this idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
I’m so glad you like it. Thanks!
Hi, after you take the metal rod out of the center, how do you keep the bottom metal base and the glass globe & the red top part all on?
I used hot glue on the bottom of the glass to keep it from sliding around. The top just rests on the glass. I’ve never had issues with it moving. I just lift the top and change whatever is inside each season/holiday.