DIY Gumball machine backdrop

I’m in complete awe with my giant gumball machine backdrop, setting it up was easy and fun.. plus the pictures turned out great.!

Everything I used

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

Red craft paper roll – design

Play balls

Black and white craft papers

Painter’s tape

Black marker

Cup

Glue stick

Scissors

Process

1. After deciding on the dimensions of my gumball machine and picking out an image for reference, I drew a rough outline of the base and lid on my craft paper and cut it out. For the inner design, I first cut out a square from a black craft paper.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

2. Next I cut some accessories out of a white craft paper.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

3. I then glued the black square in place followed by the accessories.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

4. Then I filled in the outlines with a black marker.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

5. The design felt incomplete so I brought in a yellow cup to act as the spinning knob and taped it in place with some double sided tape.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

6. I first taped the base of the gumball machine to the wall with some loops of painter’s tape followed by the lid at a desired height from the base. Then I taped the balls in place with some double sided tape.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

7. While taping the balls I followed a pattern just for the outline — Flat at the top & bottom and curved on the sides — and filled in the rest accordingly.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

8. Then I cut out a piece of cardboard with a tiny flap at the top and taped it in place as a finishing touch to the gumballs outlet.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

9. I left the rest of the balls scattered on the floor and here’s the final output.

Steps for making a giant gumball machine backdrop.

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