I'm Loving These Really Cute Gumball Machine Ornaments and You Will, Too!

Gumball Machine Ornaments are EASY, FAST, FUN and GORGEOUS! 

There are a lot of them online all over the place but I still wanted to make them, too. They are so cute and with sprinkles inside, they are unstoppable. Enjoy.

 However, I thought this was a fun thing to make and really fairly easy, glue this to that and fill clear ball with sprinkles. Done. AND it looks so festive, so fun!

There really is nothing to making these at all.

You need:

1. A Clear Christmas ball ornament

2. A small clay pot

3. Some sprinkles of any kind, the more varied the better

4. Hot glue, ribbon for the top, the pop off top of a can of soda

I put a festive bow on the top of the red one. It makes it super cute, I think, anyway.

Fill the ball with sprinkles. 

Paint the clay pots in different colors.

Hot glue the ball to the clay pot. I painted little sprinkles on this white pot to make it more interesting.

Glue the soda can tab to the front of the clay pot.

If you want, use a magic marker to fill in the bottom hole of the soda can top to make it look like the chute where the gum pops out of a gumball machine.

I used a little piece of pretty paper to circle the top of the ornament as shown in the picture.

Really easy. Really fast and fun ornament to make.

Best wishes for Christmas and all blessings in the New Year.

My other ornaments I made this year are:

Featured at:

This guy isn't an ornament but he's pretty popular.


  1. So cute and clever. Thank you for ALL of your posts and parties in 2021. Happy New Year

  2. Adore these ornaments. Please share with us at Funtastic Friday. I could see them bigger for VDay.

  3. Linda, those are absolutely adorable! I love them. They are each so cute, and I love all of the different sprinkles.

  4. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  5. I absolutely ADORE these! How perfect for Valentine's Day and I have clear ornaments in my Christmas stash. Featuring when my link party opens tonight!


So happy you came to visit today. Everyone is so busy but if you would like to leave a note for me, I would love it!!


I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

google ad

Flannel Gift to make

Flannel Gift to make
Fabulous Flannel Gifts to Make

Handmade Gifts for Boys

Easy Fleece DIY

Awesome DIY Cork Projects