Today, we wanted to show you how we made the over sized Gumball Machines you see on our dessert table, styled for Universal’s HOP DVD.
We found this easy tutorial from Kara’s Party Ideas – it is such a clever concept, we knew we had to include them to show off our Easter Candy Decor!
We bought the largest terra cotta pots possible to give that grand illusion of massive gumballs!
Terra cotta pot with base (any size you like)
Glass bowl (fish bowl)
Permanent glue (we used hot glue)
Gumballs (we love Candy Warehouse)
1. Spray paint the terra cotta pot, base and wooden ball – we sprayed several coats
2. Once wooden pieces are dry, set glass bowl on top of upside-down pot. (We did not glue glass bowl to terra cotta pot, so we could remove & store easier)
3. Add base to the top of the glass bowl, and glue wooden ball to top of lid.
Voilà! A Gumball Machine in minutes!
Add matching gumballs, multi-colored jelly beans or any other various candies… what a great accent piece or focal point for any birthday party!
Are these gumball machines, fun or what?? So simple, and yet inexpensive as well.
Don’t forget – GO TO TARGET THIS THURSDAY (3.23.12), to get your copy of HOP and download our HOPPY EASTER PRINTABLES!!!