Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gumball Machine

Time for a disclaimer: this isn't my project, its my mom's project, but it came out so awesome, that I had to share it with all of you!

While we were planning the Springsteen party, my mom said she wanted to get a gumball machine, only she didn't know where to buy one, and she didn't want to spend a lot of money on it. I had seen this pin on Tracy's board, and I thought it would be perfect for the party!

Because I was in Chicago, my mom (who is very crafty herself) was going to have to make it, because I was not attempting to bring it on the plane. My mom doesn't have Pinterest (although she probably should!), so when I said I found something on there, she thought I was talking about some crazy Martha Stewart project that never comes out exactly right and just makes you angry (I do love Martha, but sometimes her projects drive me crazy!). I explained that Pinterest crafts are by regular people, with nice normal instructions so they are totally doable!

After hearing that, she wanted me to send her the link to the directions.

We already had the clear glass bowl, so all she had to do was buy a pot, and some red paint (which we may have already had too...I'm not sure, I was in Chicago making pinwheels all night!).

My mom said it was super easy to make, and we both loved how this project came out! It was a hit at the party, by the end of the night, everyone was chewing gum and having bubble blowing contests!

I'm linking up with Project Pinterest today. Celebrate weekend eve (aka Thursday) with even more Pinterest inspired projects at Its on the Tip of My Tongue and Bring on the Lloyds!

The Rules: 

1. Decide which pin you'd like to recreate.
2. Create it!
3. Flop or success, create a blog post about your re-do and include the original pin's url.
4. Add the Project Pinterest button to your post so others can join in too!
5. Link up and check out other bloggers' posts!


Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok this is just way too cute-- the hot dog stand and now t his!!!! cute cute cute

sandee said...

ohhhh...just created 2 pins from Pinterest!! Will have to post them tomorrow!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) said...

This awesome! Your mom did a great job, I've been wanting to try this for something!

Sally said...

Katie, this is so cute!!! Tell your mom I love it! ;)

Schell said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome! Great job Katie's Mom!!!! Super cute :o) Hugs!

SarahinSC said...

THis is so clever! What a neat idea! Tell your mom that it turned out great!

Becky said...

She did an awesome job! That is SO cute!!!

Happy weekend eve! :)

Tracy said...

This turned out great!!!!
Awesome project Katie's mom :)
I'm a little jealous she made it before me, but with my illness of procrastination, I'm not surprised, teehee.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

How cute is that!!!!

Katie said...

Oh my golly....that is so cute!!!

Patrice said...


Kati said...

That is so cute! Your mom did a great job!

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