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« on: May 13, 2008 11:33:56 AM »

This is a gumball machine that I made a while back. I saw this post and thought I should post mine https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245731.0.

It is made out of a TerraCotta pot. I used acrylic paint (it seemed like a million coats), then I sprayed it with polyurethane. I can't remember what type of glue I used to glue the glass bowl to the terracotta. The top was a lucky find, it was already the blue color i wanted...all I had to do as glue my wood knob to it. I also painted a yellow line on the top where there was some white.
I wish I still had it but I gave it away at a church picnic. It looked so cute full of jelly beans. Now I really want to make more. I love how this one turned out. I want to make one for my desk at work, but I need to find smaller pots.

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 11:50:47 AM »

i love this idea! everyone will get a kick out of seeing one on your desk at work!

OH i bet it would look pretty neat making it traditional looking by painting the little plastic/metal door where the candy would come out and a coin slot. oh, you have my brain racing!

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008 02:06:01 PM »

yeah it was supposed to have the door and coin slot but I never got around to painting it. My next one will have one!

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008 04:21:18 PM »

I posted some like these last year...they're soooo much fun https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=206233.0

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008 10:05:57 AM »

i made one of these when i was younger from a little insructional sheet at michaels, yours however turned out much better than mine (being only seven years old it was covered in pink glitter)

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