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Easy Ornament from a Dollar Tree Gum Ball Machine

Learn how to make a simple DIY Christmas ornament from a Dollar Tree gumball machine.

Y’all know I love to find a good craft idea from the dollar tree. It’s almost a game to me to find something to repurpose as I walk through the store. Oh the possibilities of crafts with items that only cost one dollar! Today I’m sharing one of those ideas that hit me as I strolled through the dollar tree. It involves an easy ornament from a dollar tree gum ball machine!

Easy Dollar Tree Ornament from a Gum Ball Machine

I’m all about creating memories for holiday season with easy and fun crafts the entire family can do.

Speaking of fun crafts, I recently created a DIY snow globe from a mason jar. My kids had a ball creating their own.

Let’s get back to creating our own dollar store craft with a gum ball machine I found for one dollar!

dollar tree gum ball machine

I snagged the last red one!

dollar tree gum ball machine

How to make an ornament from a Dollar Tree Gum Ball Machine

  • The first thing I did was take it apart so I could spray paint it white.  Red would have looked good too, but I was going for a more neutral look.
Easy Dollar Tree Ornament from a Gum Ball Machine
Easy Dollar Tree Ornament from a Gum Ball Machine
creating an ornament from a gum ball machine
  • After it was spray painted white it was time to add the fun stuff.
  • I used a hot glue gun, cotton balls, and an old tree we had from our snow village.
  • Glue the cotton ball on the inside base of the gum ball machine
  • Glue the tree (or any festive item) to the inside above the cotton ball
  • Add a hole to the top of the globe and add wire so it will hang like an ornament
  • Add glitter inside the globe if desired (this was my 3 year old daughters idea)
  • Place the globe over the base and viola!
painting gum ball machine
adding Christmas tree to gum ball machine

DIY ornament from a Dollar Tree gum ball machine

Easy Dollar Tree Ornament from a Gum Ball Machine

With a little creativity, the craft ideas from dollar stores are endless! One day I plan to write a blog post (or maybe a series) on craft ideas from repurposed items.  Would you enjoy that? Let me know in the comments if you would.

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Easy Ornament from a Dollar Tree Gum Ball Machine

Now it’s time to share a few other very talented bloggers ornament transformations from the dollar store! Click on their blogs to check out their crafty DIY Ornaments too!

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  4. This is such a cute ornament! I love gumball machines! Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party!

  5. Carol says:

    This is so brilliant. I absolutely love it and am featuring when my link party opens up tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  6. angie says:

    what a fun idea, I love that is frugal in nature as well. Thanks for sharing
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  8. Amandela says:

    These are awesome! I am in the spirit this season, but I am lacking unique decorations. I love the fact that I can make something really cute and not spend a lot to do it. Thanks for sharing!

  9. K. Elizabeth says:

    How cool! I would have never thought to use a gum ball machine as an ornament. And adding the mini Christmas tree inside just gives it a more christmasy touch.

  10. What a fun idea! I love Dollar Tree projects!

  11. Candice says:

    These are so creative and cute! I saw those little gumball machines at Dollar Tree and wondered what I could do with them. Now I know! Darling!

  12. Sarah says:

    This is so cute, what a clever idea. I think i like the tree inside the best 🙂

  13. Virginia says:

    Great project! Thanks for sharing.

  14. This is absolutely adorable! My boys love gum ball machines so I can imagine they’d think this is AWESOME!! So creative – love it 🙂

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