Painted Gumball Machines

2 Materials
2 Hours

I cannot get enough of gumball machines right now! I purchased some from the Target Dollar Spot and the Dollar Tree and they were so much fun to transform with a little paint during a snowy weekend.

St. Patrick's Day Black Gumball Machine

Spring Pink Gumball Machine

Before (St. Patrick's Day Gumball Machine)!

Step 1: Take the gumball machine apart by removing the top and unscrewing the plastic clear part. Put the plastic clear part aside.

Open your brushes.

Get your paint ready!

Step 1: Squirt your paint onto a paper or plastic plate.

Step 2: Place the first layer of black paint on with a brush or sponge brush! I painted three coats.

Let the paint dry.

Step 3. Place the gumball machine back together and fill it with gold coins. I found these at the Dollar Tree.

I also added a little Gold Rub N Buff to the dial with a Q-tip (optional).


Before (Pink Spring Gumball Machine)!

Step 1: Remove lid and cover paint glass part (top) of the gumball machine with blue tape and a plastic grocery bag.

Get your paint ready and place a tarp on the floor. The paint is called, Ballet Slipper!

Step 2: Spray the top of the canister.

Step 3: Turn the gumball machine upside down and spray paint the bottom. Let it dry.

Step 4: Flip the gumball machine back over and spray paint the sides and the top again. Let dry and carefully remove the tape and bag.

Fill the gumball machine with your favorite candy.

The gumball machine is transformed!

You can also change out the topper!

Bunny Ears


St. Patrick's Day Black Gumball Machine

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