Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hugs and Kisses Gumball Machine

Hi friends! First I just wanted to say thank you SO much to all you sweet girls for making me feel like I'm not alone on the momma guilt wagon last week! Your thoughts and kind words were so encouraging and I realized 2 things:

1. I don't need to be so hard on myself all the time and
2. I shouldn't write blog post while under the influence of heavy medication.
'Nuff said.

Sooooo....how bout a little PINK to perk you up?! This was the perfect little project for me this weekend to get me out of my *rut*...I mean how can chocolate not heal you?!

Want to whip up one of these for yourself, or a friend or neighbor? Here ya go!

I found this idea through Pinterest, and it's originally from the blog Dandelions and Dust Bunnies, but when I saw it I thought a Valentines version would be so cute!

-4" terracotta pot ($1-Michaels)
-terracotta saucer(.79-Michaels)
-glass bowl ($1-dollar store)
-wooden doll head ball (.25-Michaels)
-1 bag of Hershey hugs and kisses (about $2.50-Walmart)
-Spray paint in color of choice (already had mine, but it's about $3 a can at Home Depot for the Rustoleum brand-my FAVORITE!!)

First I painted the pot, saucer and ball pink. I almost went with red for the "gumball machine" (like I was shakin' it up getting ready to spray my pot and almost had to flip a coin because I couldn't decide), but decided I wanted it to be a little more light and flirty, so I went with Rustoleum's Sweet Pea-eeeek love!

I used some scrapbook stickers I already had in silver and red (purchased from Hobby Lobby) to write out
Hugs & {kisses} on the pot (and make sure to flip the pot upside down!).

Then I just used some E6000 to glue the glass jar to the upside down pot, filled it with some hugs and kisses and tied a pink, grosgrain ribbon bow around the middle.

Then I glued the wooden ball to the underneath side of the saucer and stuck the "lid" on the top of the glass bowl (I guess you could glue the lid to the bowl but I chose not to-I have to be able to access my chocolate! :) )

And that's it! A little something simple and cute to add to your decor, or a cute gift to give to a friend!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I'm so so SO happy you're here! Talk to you soon!!


cnelson said...


Tonii said...

Oh this is too cute!! I love gum ball machines..then to add the kisses...LOVE!!

Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

This turned out super cute!! I love the spray paint color you chose!! Great job!

Jenn said...

Such a cute Valentine's version!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

So darling! I love how you added the words "Hugs & Kisses" on it.

PS. Does this also mean I shouldn't write post under the influence of wine, either? Because sometimes that is my form of meds...LOL

Unknown said...

This is adorable! I love it for every day decor too in a kids room or my room. Whatever, lol.

Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to link this up to my party tomorrow.


Tiff said...

Wow..wow..Love it!! Ur so creative. I will have to make a couple of those as sweet thank u gifts. Thank you and God bless.

Stefanie's Blissful Happiness said...

What a fun idea! I've been working on fun gifts for friends for Valentines! This will be a hot hit! Thanks for the sharing!


Jessica :) said...

So, so cute! This could work for so many different things! Birthday parties, gifts, decor {for probably any holiday} and entertaining! Man, I love that you share your projects! :) {PS - glad you're doing better.}

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Angela,

This project is so cute!!!!


April said...

This is so so cute! I hope you will link up with me here:

Stephanie said...

That is so cute! I love the glitter stickers you used! I would have a hard time keeping my hands off of that yummy chocolate!

Estelle Grace Tudor said...

That is so fantastic! I am so doing a version of this, thanks for sharing! New follower via show and share linky x

dee said...

Absolutely adore this! I shared it on Pinterst and my CraftBliss Facebook page and linked back to you.

Thanks for creating and sharing!


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Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Oh my - so cute!!! Love it. Pinned it and following you!

Jennifer @Miss Maggie's Place said...

This is too cute. My daughter would love it for her room. I'm a new follower.

That Cute Little Cake said...

Such a cute idea, thank you ! Found you through Under the table and dreaming party.

Kim said...

This is AMAZING! I love it! This gumball machine is sooo cute.

ealldredge5 said...

This is adorable and a lot cuter than most of the candlestick/jar candy containers I've seen it on Pinterest. I hope you will stop by my February Link Party and link this up along(eventhough you posted it in Jan, lol)and anything else you would like to share.

Unknown said...

Tooooo cute!! Those little terracotta pots are so versatile, aren't they? Love this project! Glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

Michelle Paige said...

Absolutely precious! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! I'm so glad you did!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

nooooooooo way that is so sooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe how clever this is! You rock my friend :o)

Nikki Monet said...

I featured your post on my Bedazzle Me Monday: Valentine Top 10 on Facebook!! Thanks for linking up :) http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Everything-Under-the-Moon/290147087666273

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Beautiful Mystery said...

I love this! . . Totally gonna try this for my secret pal!

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