Gumball Machine ~ Merry & Bright!


If it's red it's fair game at my house for holiday decorating not sure what it is but there is just something about old gumball machines...
gumball machine merry bright, christmas decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Thrift store are great places to get old Christmas lights, I bought a couple boxes for 90 cents each...doesn't matter if they work I just wanted the bulbs!
gumball machine merry bright, christmas decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Bet you can see where I'm going with this...
gumball machine merry bright, christmas decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I knew I didn't have enough bulbs to fill my machine so I cut a water bottle to take up some of the space, popped a hole in the bottom and slid it over the rod...
gumball machine merry bright, christmas decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
The tinsel was a last minute decision...I'm not a huge fan of tinsel but it worked!
It hid my spacer, cushioned the bulbs and added a little bling - win!
gumball machine merry bright, christmas decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
gumball machine merry bright, christmas decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
gumball machine merry bright, christmas decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Merry & Bright!

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1 question
  • JoAnn Dibeler
    on Dec 1, 2015

    Where did you find that old fashioned tinsel?! I haven't seen that for sale in years and I miss the look! Nice job!

    • RJ
      on Jan 2, 2016

      Walmart carries it - .77/box - usually .10 after Christmas when I buy it

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