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. Marisa says:

    So creative! LOVE IT! This is my all time favorite party site….and I MEAN IT!

  2. Becca says:

    THANK YOU! This is perfect timing…I am doing a sweet shoppe theme for my daughter's 1st bday and these would be adorable to use.

  3. Jessica Di Giacomo says:

    so simle but origina and fun

  4. PartyMom says:

    The best ideas are always the simplest. This is amazing!

  5. Lil Mama Stuart says:

    impressive – I wouldn't have guessed it was from those basic materials!

  6. Hannah S says:

    Brilliant! And so much cheaper than purchasing a glass balled one online. Love it! Now I have to think of an excuse to make one…

  7. Jana Tardeli says:

    Thaaaaaaaaaaank Youuuuuuu for your brilliant idea!!! I LOVE IT!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the idea i went to walmart and found a big clay pot for 3.00 and found the big bowl at goodwill for 2.00. the machine turned outn to be a big hit a my party. thanks!!!!!!

  9. Ariela_HvM says:

    It's Tom Servo!! I love the idea…thanks much. ;)

  10. Marilyn Stokes says:

    What size terra cotta pot did you use?