I love to make crafts with my kids around the holidays. We like to use conventional Christmas materials to make unconventional Christmas crafts. One of my favorites this year was this Gumball Ornament. It’s so easy to make, and doesn’t take a lot of time.
My kids love this Gumball Ornament because of the fun sprinkles in it. You can also use non-pareils to make this crafts, so the sprinkles are spheres like gumballs, but they were more expensive so we opted for the cheaper version. Most of these items, if not all of them, you can get at your local dollar store.
Small Clay Flower Pot
Red Acryclic Paint
Hot Glue Gun
To start making your Gumball Ornament, plug in your glue gun and let it get hot. While it warms, use your paintbrush to paint your flower pot red. One coat should be more than enough, but if it needs a second coat of paint, wait til the first is completely dry to apply it.
Remove the hook holder from the top of the ornament carefully. Paint it red as well. Fill the ornament with the sprinkles. We found a container at the dollar store and just dumped the whole thing in. Once the paint is dry on the ornament holder, place a bead of glue around the inside of it and place it back on your ornament. This will ensure that it doesn’t come off with the added weight of the sprinkles and the flower pot.
Use hot glue to glue the bottom of the ornament to the bottom of your red flower pot. Allow the glue to dry for about ten minutes before you attempt to hang on your tree. If your tree isn’t strong enough to support this sturdy little ornament, it makes a great little decoration to pair with your other Christmas decor too!
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