DIY Faux Gumball Machine

If you’ve been on the hunt for the cute little Target Dollar Spot gumball machines they had out for Valentine’s Day, you’re going to love this super easy DIY Faux Gumball Machine with supplies you can grab at Hobby Lobby!

I am obsessed with these DIY Faux Gumball Machines! I’ve seen other faux gumball machines where they use terra cotta pots, but honestly I didn’t like it as much so that’s why I held off until I found exactly what I wanted to use.

DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE

Then I can across these galvanized buckets from the floral section at Hobby Lobby and I knew we had base! Next I was on the hunt for the top and I found these glass jars also at Hobby Lobby that fit perfectly on top. To top it off I grabbed a bag of wooden ball knobs, also at Hobby Lobby to add a cute knob on top of the jar.

To secure the base and the jar together I used E6000. I painted the knob in my go to paint combo and hot glued it on top. To finish it off I added a cute bow.

I also painted on to see how it looked and I love it painted to! I painted the top of glass jar and the base. I did a coat of FolkArt paint in the color Barn Wood and did a dry brush on top in Waverly White Chalk Paint. I didn’t add a bow. I was thinking of adding some cute vinyl lettering, but for now I like it simple.

If you make one too I’d love to see! Snap a picture and tag me on Instagram! Also make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a video!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • GLASS JAR FROM HOBBY LOBBY
  • GALVANIZED BUCKEET FROM FLORAL SECTION AT HOBBY LOBBY
  • CLEAR E6000
  • WOODEN BALL KNOBS FROM HOBBY LOBBY
  • PAINT TO PAINT KNOBS (AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAINT BASE AND TOP TOO)
  • HOT GLUE
  • RIBBON FOR BOW – OPTIONAL
DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE
DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE

I like to place a hair dryer over the stickers for a few minutes so they easily peel off.

DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE

Turn the galvanized bucker over so the top now becomes your base. Apply E6000 to around the bottom rim of the glass jar then place it on top of the base.

Let it sit for awhile to set and dry.

DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE
DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE

Next I paint my wooden knob. I used a combo of FolkArt Paint in the color Barn Wood and topped it with Waverly White Chalk Paint. You can use whatever color you like.

DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE
DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE

Then I hot glue the wooden knob to the top of the glass jar.

DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE

Then I hot glue a cute bow on the base.

DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE

If you want to the paint the base and top you can too. I would recommend doing this before you attach these together.

DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE
DIY FAUX GUMBALL MACHINE

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