This tutorial is Part 1 of 3 for the December 2019 Craft in Style Subscription Box. Part 2 is How to Make Snowflake Placemats. Part 3 is How to Make a Holiday Mini Hoop Decor.
The holidays are here! So let’s make something fun, sweet, and totally extraordinary. And today we’re making a Gumball Machine Snow Globe. This is a miniature version, but you could also get a vintage gumball machine like this and make one that is large and high end. Those gumball machines range from about $50 – $200. I love miniature everything so this is just perfect! It’s around 12 inches high and is perfect at your desk, on a shelf or on your bedside table.
So let’s get started!
Supplies to make a Gumball Machine Snowglobe:
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A Gumball Machine
Chunky Glitter & Sparkly Things
A Combination of Your Choice:
Bottle Brush Trees
Pine Cones + More!
It’s a lot of supplies but luckily it’s a versatile project so you don’t need everything – just the things listed above that are your taste.
To get started, open the top of your gumball machine. Look down into the machine to make sure the hole where your gumball will drop through is not open. If it’s open, when you pour in the snow it will just fall straight through.
The first supply to add is the faux snow. You can make it billowy and full if you like! Or just add enough to the cover bottom of the snow globe. If you want to even out the surface of the snow, use a spoon or any tiny instrument to smooth it.
I made my snow look like a hilly landscape! That effect is made by leaving the surface of the snow uneven and creating your own hills inside.
Next, begin to add the pieces you love! You can add deer, woodland creatures, snowy flowers, or anything you like. If you have trouble getting your items to stand push them into the snow for support.
If you have trouble placing your items inside the gumball machine because the opening is small, use a small pair of pliers, tweezers or try a kitchen utensil.
And viola! You have your very own Gumball Machine Snow Globe! You can place this on a shelf or on your mantle to create a holiday scene. It’s perfect in the office too. The best part is, the trees, pine cones and all your items can be moved and rearranged. You can add new pieces and take old pieces out to change the scene again and again!
And here’s a super fun trick: Your Gumball Machine can be turned into a gumball machine terrarium for summer. So cute!
If you want to make a Gumball Machine Snowglobe for yourself, be sure to get the December 2019 Craft in Style Subscription Box. With this box, you will get unique craft supplies to complete cool projects! This box is a monthly and it’s a surprise every time!
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