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Winter Wonderland Gumball Machine

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It’s thrift store time again and this month of I’ve got a Winter Wonderland Gumball Machine to share with you!  I just love these mini-scenes of winter!  Living in Southern California I only see snow if we happen to get rain and I travel up to our local mountains, so I love creating little magical, snowy vinettes of winter.

Winter Wonderland Gumball Machine

If you find a gumball machine at a thrift store I highly suggest scooping it up.

Here’s what I used to make this Winter Wonderland Gumball Machine:  (affiliate links provided for your convenience)

I first cleaned the gumball machine well with some window cleaner.  Then I used a screwdriver to remove the top.  I stuffed cotton balls into the base to even out the bottom, so it would be easier to place the snow on top.

Then I sprinkled on some sparkly snow to create the magical winter wonderland.

I finished it off with a few trees and a couple snowmen.

I found that using a needlenose pliers made placing the trees and snowmen a little easier.

With just a few minutes of work, you can create this cute winter scene too.

Now check out what the other ladies have been up to this month.

 

Upcycled thrift store items by the Thrift Store Decor Team - November 2018 - with Sadie Seasongoods

1. Mid Century Plant Stand DIY

2. Laundry Room Decor and Lost Sock Holder

3. Winter Wonderland Gumball Machine

4. Pedestal Bowl Stipple Paint Technique

5. DIY Serving Tray Makeover

6. Bird Cage Winter Snow Scene

7. DIY Joyeux Noel Sign

8. Table Makeover

Winter Wonderland Gumball Machine from a thrift store find. Easy to transform into a winter scene.

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    1. I’ve been in a “toss everything” mood lately, I hope I’m keeping all my future treasures… you just never know.

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