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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bubble Gum Machine

One of the most clever Christmas gifts I received this year was this faux gumball machine. I love that my friend even added some vinyl that says Hugs and Kisses and then filled the jar with just that.


I have seen this idea on several blogs and also found a couple tutorials here and here if you're interested in making your own.


The Dollar Tree carries the glass bowls just as a heads up.

Updated:  I have gotten lots of questions about the lid.  A smaller saucer is glued to the underside of the bigger saucer so the lid doesn't slide off.  Here are a couple pictures to give you a better idea.

 

55 comments:

  1. Such a fun idea!! I nominated you for the STYLISH BLOGGER AWARD over on my blog! Check it out!

    ~Renee@ Shabby-Chic-Charming@blogspot.com

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  2. Is that from Pauline? Turned out really cute. :)

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  3. Very cute, have been wanting to try making my own for awhile now (it's on the to-do list). What is the black piece on the underside of the lid inside your bowl? I do not see that piece listed on the "how to" instructions. Thanks!

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  4. The underside of the lid is the smaller saucer (3 in) so the lid (4 in) doesn't slide off. Just glue in upside down to the bigger saucer and then paint.

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    1. where do i find the directions to make this..

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  5. I love it , so cute <3 I also made this project and Linked you upto my post so others can see your Great version on this Super Cute Project I hope you stop by and see mine http://www.getouttamyheadplease.com/2011/10/pinterest-copy-cat-project-1-halloween.html

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  6. How adorable. I am putting this on my bloggy facebook page!

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  7. Did she paint Hugs and Kisses on the vinyl or did it come that way. Is the vinyl all the way around the pot?
    Thank you! I love this idea.

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  8. I love this project! I found it via Pinterest! Too cute! I am a new GFC follower. Would love for you to visit me@http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com!

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  9. No I don't sell them, but if you live in Utah you can purchase them at the Festival of Trees Nov 30-Dec 3 at the South Towne Expo

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    1. i bought mine yesterday @ Joann Fabrics. They were very cheap.

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    2. Home Depot sells them for under $1.

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  11. Do you have suggestions for putting the words on the pot? I love the "Hugs & Kisses" saying. What to make a few for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. You can order the vinyl saying "Hugs & Kisses" from Utahvinyl.com.

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  13. Wow, that looks really nice! I love that they used Hershey kisses.

    Thanks for linking to our tutorial.

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  14. Is there only one saucer? On this one, cause the ribbon. Or can I just not see the other los saucer? Thanks

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  15. what size pot did you use?. Luv this! I'm gonna make as valentine gifts!

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  16. Super cute! Would you mind telling me what the name of the font you used is?

    Thanks!
    Kirsten

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  17. did you put something on the inside of the lid. I made these for valentines for my kids. The top sort of slides a bit. I was just wondering how you did yours because it looks different from mine. I'm brand new to the blogging and Pinterest ( which is how I found your site. my email is jennstep52@hotmail.com. Thanks

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  18. Where did you find the sticker hugs and kisses. I can't seem to find them.

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  19. Where did you find the sticker hugs and kisses. I can't seem to find them.

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  20. what did you use for the knob/handle on the top?

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  21. What kind of glue do you use to glue all this together?

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  22. What did you use for the knob on top. The circle handle ?

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  23. That is just so adorable. This would make great Christmas gifts. Thanka for sharing.

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  24. Adorable. Must try. Thanx for posting!

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  25. What is the ball on top of the lid?

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  26. Mary WhitescarverJuly 26, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    How tall is the lettering for Hugs & Kisses, working on my Christmas presents and want to order the lettering.

    Thanks so much

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    1. All together it's about 3 inches tall. The capital letters are about an inch. You can order the vinyl from Jill at www.utahvinyl.com. She may still have the template since she is the ome that cut the vinyl

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  27. Mary WhitescarverJuly 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Thank you Kathy!

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  28. Did the gumball machine you received have a saucer under the ribbon, like the one in the instructions?

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  29. what is the knob made of or what did you use for the knob?

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  30. This is so cute and who wouldnt want one of these?

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  31. You can get the knobs in the wooden section at Hobby Lobby. They come in a bag. You will need to paint them.

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  32. Making 3 of these right now for christmas gifts cant wait to see how they turn out

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  33. Just made this for my mom for Christmas ;)

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  34. i really loved this i am making a valentine one havent got it completely done bu it is cute so far.

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  35. What is the dimensions of the bowl? I guess if I use a larger bowl, I'll have to use a larger pot as well.

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  36. What an idea...i really like it.Thanks for sharing.

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  37. My daughter and I made one of these for her boyfriend a few years ago and bought a monogram Letter for His first name and put on the front.It turned out great! We just set the lid on top cuz it fit the bowl we bought.Then filled it with gumballs.He loved it!

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  38. Love love them. They will be a gift for everyone. TY

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  39. Nice post.Thanks for sharing good information.

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  40. Hi.
    I am trying to make these for a benefit. Do you have all the detentions?
    Ball
    bowl
    pot
    lid- and under lid
    Is there another lid between the pot and the glass bowl by the ribbon? .

    Thank You so much.

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  41. Going to try this next :) So neat!

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  42. On the glue can you use a hot glue gun?

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  43. Love this! I included it in my latest "Massive List of Links" post (http://itsemmaelise.com/post/78652228099/massive-list-of-links-part-10). Thanks again for sharing!

    ♥emma
    www.itsemmaelise.com

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