Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament

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November 29, 2020

Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament - two completed ornaments, one with pom poms and one with plastic beadsI saw this idea at a craft boutique and since I had the supplies to make one, I made my own version.


Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1


  • red paint and paintbrush
  • 1 small flower pot
  • 1 plastic or glass bulb
  • black permanent marker
  • wing nut
  • nut
  • Gorilla glue
  • painter's tape
  • beads or pom poms
  • 9" piece of Christmas ribbon for hanging


  1. Paint the terra cotta pot with red paint. Fill bulb with round beads or pom poms.
  2. Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament - pot painted red
    Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament - ornament filled with white, green, and red pom poms
  3. Using Gorilla glue, glue the bulb to bottom of the pot.
  4. Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament - bottom of the pot
  5. Using painter's tape, hold the bulb in place until it's dry. Remove the tape. Glue the wing nut to the base of the candy dispenser and using a black permanent marker, draw and color in a circle. Add ribbon to the top of the ornament for hanging.
  6. Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament - attaching the ornament to the bottom of the pot
    Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament - threading ribbon through the ornament hanger, with the ball held in place with painter's tape until glue dries

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