Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament

Turn a few recycled materials into an adorable gumball Christmas tree ornament. This is a great craft for kids to try at school or while they are at home during the break. You could make a few and give them as gifts.

Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament

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Gumball Machine Christmas Tree Ornament


  • Small terracotta pot (See Notes)
  • Small clear plastic ball ornament
  • Jumbo multi-colored nonpareils sprinkles
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Soda can tab


  • Paint the terracotta pot red and allow it to dry completely.
  • Remove the top from the plastic ornament. Place the ornament in a bowl to catch any extra sprinkles. Pour the sprinkles inside then place the top back on and set aside.
  • Once the red painted pot is dry, place it face-down and use a hot glue gun to add a thick circle of glue in the center. Immediately place the bottom of the filled ornament on the glue.
  • Add a thin layer of hot glue on the back of the soda can tab and place it centered on the side of the pot.
  • After the glue is set, add a ribbon or ornament hook to the top and hang on your Christmas tree or give as a beautiful handmade gift!


Terracotta pots can be heavy sometimes. You can also use a red Solo cup or a plastic pot. You're painting the pot red, so you won't be able to see what your base is truly made of, so just have fun and be creative!
Meghan Cooper
Meghan Cooper
Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.


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