Bubble Gum Jar for You and Your Kids to Craft

super simple bubble gum craftThis faux gumball machine makes a colorful gift for a child’s birthday or as a birthday party centerpiece.

Supplies and tools:

Terra cotta pot with coaster

1 1/2″ – 2″ wooden ball

Paints (acrylic) and brushes – I used purple, white and yellow

Round vase with a small mouth

Black Sharpie

Hot glue gun and glue sticks


Super simple instructions:

Paint terracotta pot and coaster. Let dry.

Paint wooden ball. Let dry.

Paint white area as shown. Let dry.

Write cost of gumballs with sharpie as shown.

Turn pot over and use your glue gun to affix bottom of vase to bottom of pot. Let cool.

Glue wooden ball on the bottom center of the coaster. Let cool.

Fill vase with gumballs.

Close with coaster lid and a painted wooden ball glued on as a handle.

Now you are ready to party!


Many Uses for Vintage Trinkets

Vintage Trinkets by Prima

It is super simple to use Vintage Trinkets (made by Prima) to help your child make a cute necklace or package tie for a boxes gift for a special Aunt or Grandmother for Valentine’s Day! The bezels come already embellished or you can add your own. The domes help make the photos you use stand out.super simple with terri o

  1. Just place the pre-made dome on a photo you printed out and trace around the edge.
  2. Cut out slightly inside the circle.
  3. Use Elmer’s Glue to seal the image and dome in place.
  4. Add a bead dangle and/or ribbon.super simple with terri o vt3

These would also make adorable scrapbook adornments! For anyone still taking down their tree and packing the ornaments, these sweet little trinkets could also be darling ornaments—and you have started to prepare for Christmas 2014! You head starter, you!

vintage trinkets super simple with terri o

Flowery headbands you can make


hair clips
glue gun or E-6000
silk or paper flowers
beads or jewelry parts
jewelry pendants
acrylic paint
shoe laces

Instructions for shoe laces:
I used the end of a brush to make the dots. Just remember the dark laces are a bit more difficult. The paint absorbs right into it, so you may have to do it twice.

Instructions for hair clips & headbands:
I bought mine at the dollar store. I covered the headbands with ribbon and added flowers. For the hairclips, I added felt to help support the end of the clip where I want to add flowers or beads.

Instructions for the bracelet:
I bought my bracelets and various craft stores and the dollar store. I just glued small random embellishments to the bracelets. For the snap bracelet, thankfully the center of the bracelet when it is laid out flat is the perfect spot to glue.

Instructions necklace:
Fill your pendent with your favorite things. I used pretty paper as the background then added all kinds of little items that mean something to me. Once you have everything where you want it, fill the pendent with clear acrylic glaze. My favorite one is Diamond Glaze from Judikins.