DIY Gum Ball Machine Ornament Tutorial

gumball machine ornament


-Glass ball ornament – If you want to add real candy or gum balls, make sure the opening is large enough (this one is large: 3 and 1/2 inches in diameter)

-Candy, mimi gum balls, beads or clay balls to look like gum balls

-Red and Black polymer clay

-Knife or blade

-Rolling pin

-Ball point pen

-Toilet paper roll and scissors

-Super glue (I would suggest rhino glue)

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Form the clay onto the paper roll.  The cardboard can be baked along with the clay!

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Make sure the ornament sits nicely on the base.  Then remove the ornament and bake the base separately.

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Use a ball point pen, or any other tool, to make a pattern on the black clay.  Even the simplest dots and squiggles look really cool!

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Be very careful when dropping the candy into the opening!  The glass breaks easily!!!

If you don’t want it to be an ornament, you can put the ball on upside down.

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After the base is baked, use super glue to attach the ornament.

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Please like the PolymerClayWorkshop facebook page and check out this other adorable ornament tutorial in my etsy shop.

gingerbread PCD

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