Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Craft

I thought I would share an idea for an easy and inexpensive craft. It seems like every holiday I decorate with candy. I have candy for eating and candy for decorating, the candy I use in these is now three years old ~ it's great, I am not tempted and my kids know it is "yucky and old" so they don't even ask.

Anyway, on to the craft.


Here are the supplies you need:
I bought these all at Michaels, I am sure you can get them at any ol' craft store. I spent a total of 17 dollars to make the following three and that is without any coupons or sales.


I don't have step by step photos or directions, I really don't think it is necessary. It is helpful, however, to have a sister-in-law who has a craft room like a celebrity and is so generous to cut the vinyl snowflakes for me. Thanks Alissa!! You really could do a million things with this, any holiday would be cute. Who doesn't love a gumball machine? If you make one, please share the finished product ~ we'd all love to see it.



24 comments:

R Clan said...

I so want to do some now. Those are so cute.

The Fuller's said...

Adorable. I think I'll make these as a gift my daugters preschool teachers. Do you remember the type of paint you used? Kindly, Andi

Krista said...

I guess since you are my neighbor I shouldn't steal the idea and make neighbor presents, huh! They are adorable.

Alison said...

So cute!!! Might attempt a copy!!

Joni said...

That is super cute and fun. I love that your sister in law's name is spelled with an "i". That is how I wanted to spell my Alyssa's name but I thought she might be correcting people her whole life. Thanks for sharing the cute idea.

Jane said...

Andi,
I just used an acrylic paint but I am sure you could use spray paint too, it may give it a better, shinier finish. I also thought of doing modge podge over it to seal it all.

Katie said...

Even cuter than I pictured!! You have done it again!!

Lorie said...

Hyperventilating over the the cuteness!! I hope you don't mind if I put those on my blog tomorrow!!

rb said...

JANE!!!!!! I am even more obsessed now that you've taken it to a cuter level!!!!!

rb said...

Jane "rb" is me, Aileen

Ocean said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I can't wait to make some of my own!!! Thanks for the GREAT idea!!!

Keira Rain said...

how adorable and clever! These will be great on the christmas dessert buffet!

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Wes and Dani said...

OMG I'm posting this on my blog. Great idea! :)

Dani
craftrookie.blogspot.com

The Rodgers Family said...

I'm in love with these !!!!!! DId you hot glue, or gorilla glue???? OMG, I can't wait till nap time to make some. Thanks for the idea :)

LadyBug Crossing said...

I do believe I will be visiting a craft store in the near future.....

Holly Ann said...

if these got any cuter i couldn't stand it... i am so making these... :-) Thanks for the idea...

The Oxford Family said...

These are so adorable! Love that they are budget friendly too! I hope you don't mind me posting a link back to you on my blog! I really only have friends and family but they were too cute not to share!

Katie said...

These are ADORABLE!!

Marci Coombs said...

Ok this idea is the cutest ever! I want to feature it on my blog. Asap. I hope that's okay! Hope you guys are having a great holiday season!

tinabears.com said...

Everything on here is simple yet created SIMPLY MARVELOUS

Anonymous said...

Love 'em! I'd like to do them for my coworkers but would need to make them transportable -- which means every piece needs to be attached securely, and the top needs to be able to come on and off to access the candy. Any ideas? Thanks!

-Jacy

Patty Fritz said...

I am very much like u with the candy. In fact I have the old gum ball machine in my kitchen for all the kiddies, but this is soooo sweeeet!! Thanks for the idea.
~~~~~ Patty ~~~~

Maria Shiyou said...

Would love to know what kind of glue you used! I want to make somebod these for Christmas 2013.

susieq said...

I love making these, I have made a few weeks ago and they were a big hit!!!!

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