Gumball Machine Terrariums!

Gumball Machine Terrarium

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There’s something about gumball machines that just makes us love them. They have this sweet and nostalgic appeal and what’s even nicer is that they can be used for other beautiful purposes as well.  Like this gumball machine terrarium project!

Gumball Machine TerrariumIf you already have a genuine antique gumball machine, you’re lucky as it can be quite expensive even from antique or secondhand stores. All you have to do is arrange your little plants inside the glass bowl and voila – you have yourself a terrarium!

Gumball Machine TerrariumBut if you can’t find one or you want something really inexpensive, this tutorial will teach you how to create a vintage looking terrarium using a cheap plastic gumball machine. :)

It’s a very easy project and should only take you around an hour to finish.

You can use it as decor for any part of your house or give it as a unique gift to friends and family!

Do you know someone who’d love this idea?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Succulents
  • Stones/Pebbles
  • Succulent Soil
  • Plastic or Old Gumball Machine
  • Metallic Gold Spray Paint
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Old Cloth/Tissue Napkin

And these tools:

  • Paintbrush
  • Needle Nose Pliers

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.8-)

You can get step-by-step instructions from Molly over at Just a Little Creativity!