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Monday, September 27, 2010

Candy Corn 'Gumball' Machine

Yay! Fall is here. I sort of go all out for fall decorating. My kids love it. I love it. Matt tolerates it. More than anything, I love the memory making. When my kids think of fall, they're going to think of the smell of pumpkin spice or apple pie candles burning in the house... pumpkins every which way you turn... scarecrows and hay bales in the yard... and of course, candy corn.

We love candy corn in the Slaughter house. Well... we 'love' the white part of candy corn and 'like' the rest. Remember the white part bandit? And the apprehension a short time later? Well, hopefully that problem has been solved. And now I have a new way to serve it... a candy corn 'gum ball' machine.

I found this on The Idea Room. She is doing a fall idea link up party, and people way more crafty than me are submitting fabulous ideas. I found this one here. Again, this was NOT my original, creative thought. (I have to save all those I can for writing.) But it's super cute and super cheap, and I put it together in less than an hour.

You'll need a small ceramic flower pot, saucer, wooden ball, and glass globe. (I picked all this up at Joann's, but I believe right now the ceramic pot and saucers are 50% off at Hobby Lobby. My total bill was less than $6.) Also, you need a can of black spray paint, less than a yard of ribbon, and a bag of candy corn. (And you're still under $10.)

Paint the pot, saucer, and ball with the black spray paint. Glue the globe to the pot. (I used hot glue because I'm obsessed with it, but I assume there are many other options.) Also glue the wooden ball to the top of the saucer. Add candy corn inside the globe, top with your new lid, and there you have it....

A candy corn 'gum ball' machine. No coins required.

9 comments:

Kelsey said...

I love that!!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

what a great idea! y'all are so funny about "the white part" of the candy corn....we went to cracker barrel yesterday for lunch and one of the ladies who works there was walking around with samples of the candy corn pumpkins...which i love! but nobody else in my party was a fan. oh how i love fall/halloween/pumpkins/haybales/etc! you're right...your kids will have wonderful memories.

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sara @ it's good to be queen said...

super cute ang!!

Tyla said...

Well, that's just nifty. Thanks for sharing. I, too, love fall. It's my fave!!!

Nel said...

I love it! How cute! I love fall also!

until next time... nel

Alissa and Jordan said...

That is SO stinkin' cute! I may have to make a hobby lobby trip:) HL is actually the first store Maci went to...raisin' her right.

The Frat Pack + Me said...

okay, that is ADORABLE!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm definitely adding this to the list of things I want to make in October! ADORABLE!