Raised in California and transplanted to Utah. Married my college sweetheart from Montana, and we are raising 4 nuggets together. I love all things DIY projects and doing them on a budget. I don’t mind messing up and am ok with the 90/10 rule - nothing is perfect over here and it’s fine by me! Encouraging all ‘wanna-be’ DIYers to just get out there and try it! You will be so glad you did.”
Years ago I needed a fun idea to share the treats for my little girls birthday. I saw a simple way to make these on Pinterest and tried it out. Now, 8 years later, I am still making them! They last forever and can be dressed up in any way you like. This is how you make your own Bubble Gum Jar!
Your local craft store will most likely have the materials you need to make your bubble gum jar. I shopped at Hobby Lobby. You can also find items on Amazon. These are linked for you above that you can buy online.
I am making three different sizes. The key is making sure the glass tops fit on the base of the planter without hanging over the edge. You want the top wood pieces to hang over just slightly.
Before you glue any of your pieces together, you want to paint them first. This eliminates the step for taping later. I love a paint and primer combo like COLORSHOT – you can try so many colors!
I chose red and white. I can use them for lots of different holidays (Christmas, Valentines, 4th of July, etc…) and fill them with different colors of gum balls. You will spray the wood base, the wood knob, and the planter. You will most likely need 2-3 coats, but make sure it completely dries after each coat.
Once your paint is dry, you will adhere your glass bowls to the planter bases. Make sure to clean your jars first and have them fully dry. I like to use Power Tac or E-6000. Both of these glues dry fast and dry clear, but are thick enough to fill in any gaps or holes.
Turn the planter over and glue the base of the jar to the bottom of the planter. Make sure it is centered. Then glue the wood knob to the wood topper, making sure it is in the center. Once these are dry, you can glue the other wood knob to the front of the planter, but you will need to lay it down to dry properly. You can also use a glue gun here for faster adhesion.
Leave these to dry overnight before you fill them up.
This is the funnest part! And you don’t have to stick with gumballs. You can add any of your favorite treats or decorations to fill up these jars. I grabbed bulk gumballs from Sams Club, but you can find them online as well.
Add your lid and you are done! You can set out these bubble gum jars for any special occasion, or for a fun treat when kids come to visit. Our kids love them and so do their friends. Let me know how yours turns out!
Have a wonderful week my friends!
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