I originally saw this idea here. One thing led to another and I eventually stumbled across many Valentine's Day Gumball Machines on Pinterest, such as this one.
Easy enough, right?
I hopped on over to Hobby Lobby and picked up some materials. I'm pretty sure everything I bought was either 40% or 50% off. In total, it probably cost $10 a Gumball Machine.
Ok...so let's talk about spray painting the terra cotta pot and saucer. Not easy. It took a ton of paint! I even primed everything. If I were to make this again, I would try acrylic or regular house paint. However, in the end, after many coats and a lot of patience, the paint job turned out well.
I used E6000 glue to adhere the glass bowl to the pot and the wooden ball to the saucer.
I made 2 Gumball Machines.