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)
- gumball machine
- cotton balls
- mini trees
- mini snowmen
- mini cars (also would be cute)
- mini trucks (also would be cute)
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.