DIY,  Home Decor

Snow Globe/ Gumball Machine

Always wanted to make a Gumball Machine or a Snow Globe but could never find a right size of a glass container until now ….so I thought


Things you need

  • Terra Cotta pot with its matching saucer (actually 2 saucers)
  • Glass container
  • Wooden bead
  • Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun with glue sticks
  • Paint brush

Learn how to make MacKenzie Childs like Snow Globe Gumball machine out terra cotta pots!

I like to use Chalk paint for almost everything but you can use anything you have around the house. Cover your terra cotta pots with one coat of paint and let it dry



As I was waiting for paint to dry I decided to finish my Dollar Tree leaf project that was already ready for last step. Have to tell you it turn out awesome!

If you like to know more details about that quick DIY check HERE

Turn your Dollar Tree leaf into MacKenzie Childs like fall home decor accessory. #falldecor #dollarstoreleaf #falldiy

Time to come back to my snow globe gumball now. Original plan was to just paint and decorate with a bow, some wooden beads but now I changed my mind ( thanks to a leaf project I mentioned earlier) Let’s make some patterns!! Black and White patterns! So chalk paint will not be enough for what I had in mind now. I am going to use Decor Art -Gloss Enamel as it shows below.

Learn how to make MacKenzie Childs  like Snow Globe Gumball machine out terra cotta pots!

Pencil lightly your pattern and go for it. Remember don’t be intimidated …it doesn’t have to be perfect. All at the end will look awesome! This is actually my top!


Learn how to make MacKenzie Childs like Snow Globe Gumball machine out terra cotta pots!

It may not make a sense looking at the pictures and all those different patterns but rest sure I am making only one gumball /snow globe. Have to admit that I had soooo much fun coming up with different patterns.



I also used that paint to go over white portions of my pattern but it is optional.


Now it is time to take care of wooden parts of our project. Gold always stands out beautifully with black and white. Spray paint was my only option at home.


Learn how to make MacKenzie Childs like Snow Globe Gumball machine out terra cotta pots!

You may wonder where do I got those random pieces of wood from. Some of them came from Hobby Lobby box of scrap wood, some were collected from woodworkers shop that I visited durning the summer. I made so many projects with them!


Here are couple of the projects I used them in but there are more



Gold accessories are dry so it is time to assembly them!


Learn how to make MacKenzie Childs like Snow Globe Gumball machine out terra cotta pots! #gumballmachine #snowglobediy #Mackenziechilds

Wow!! They look really good!! Don’t you think so?



Just because, all started to really look soo good … ( I am not bragging but I am myself surprised how all beautiflly came together) my dollar tree glass container was too small to handle all that design. Thank goodness I have succulent glass bowl that is big and it seams to be a perfect fit for all those patterns.


Learn how to make MacKenzie Childs like Snow Globe Gumball machine out terra cotta pots! #gumballmachine #snowglobediy #Mackenziechilds

Learn how to make MacKenzie Childs like Snow Globe Gumball machine out terra cotta pots! #gumballmachine #snowglobediy #Mackenziechilds

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