Kara's Party Ideas DIY Tutorial: Make Your Own Bubble Gum Machine! | Kara's Party Ideas


Today I am FINALLY posting my tutorial on how to
make your own gumball machine!
These go with the Gumball Party I styled for HGTV here.
Photo’s taken by Lyndsey Fagerlund.
It really is quite simple…

You will need:
1 terra cotta pot {with saucer base}
1 wooden ball {found at craft store}
1 wooden doll pin stand {found at craft store}
1 tube of E600 glue OR hot glue {& glue gun}
1 round bubble bowl {you can find these at Walmart}
1 can of spray paint
STEP ONE: Paint your terra cotta pot & base, your round wooden ball and your doll pin stand with the spray paint and let dry.
STEP TWO: Place terra cotta pot upside down and apply glue to the bottom. Then attach the round bubble bowl to resemble a gumball machine.
STEP THREE: Turn the terra cotta saucer base upside down and glue the round wooden head bead to the center top and let dry.
STEP FOUR: Attach the wooden doll pin stand to the front of the terra cotta pot to resemble an opening.
STEP FIVE: Place the terra cotta saucer on top of the bubble bowl {it will act as a lid, coming on and off} and…
These would also make fun cookie jars!
Again, to see the rest of this Bubble Gum Party go here!


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  1. Heather says:

    Thank you for that! That's great! So easy!

  2. My Home Office says:

    Love the tutorial! Thank you!

  3. Vanessa says:

    What a fabulous idea! It is so simple. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sweet Tea with Cindy says:

    Fabulous idea! Precious :)

  5. Paty says:

    so gorgeous…
    thanks for sharing!

  6. The Fam says:


  7. Alex @ EEAD says:

    LOVE it! I'm totally going to have to try this out.

  8. Sector D says:

    Love, love, love!!!

  9. J. At Your Service says:

    These are AWESOME!!! I'm def going to try this. Thanks! :)

  10. Ali says:

    Such a fantastic, easy, creative idea! So great i just had to 'Pin it' on Pinterest!