Thursday

Birthday Gift

My sweet nephew is turning 4, I can't believe it.  Im already experiencing it myself, time sure does fly with little ones.  

I racked my brain for something fun to get him for his birthday that he didn't already have and that wasn't typical.  I found this gum ball machine at Goodwill for $2.99 and knew it would be perfect.  He loves this  gumball machine that I madeover for my entryway and always gets a special treat from him it when he visits.  


(my gum ball machine)

and here's the one i found for him, it doesn't look too bad in the picture but in real life the paint job was pretty shabby.  So, I gave it a quick coat of creamy white spray paint (so it would blend in nicely with my sister's kitchen where it will most likely reside)


I took pictures of it as I took it apart so I could remember how it went back together...





I really wanted to fill it with lime green jelly beans or another solid color treat but couldn't find anything so I stuck with classic gum balls.


Happy Birthday sweet Tucker!  We love you so much!  

I'm making a cake for him as well, stay tuned for that...

9 comments:

Rachel said...

What a great find and a very "sweet" gift

sunnysideshlee.com said...

Cute idea!

Amory said...

He is going to ADORE this!

Dwell by Cheryl said...

Awesome! Great gift.

Budget Design Girl said...

SO DARN CUTE!!!
xo-Lisa

Donna said...

Love it... now I bet he's going to be hitting you up for your change to go in it. Great idea!

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Candi said...

I love both of those, I wish I could find one.

Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

Super cute idea! I would have never thought to make over a gum ball machine. This looks great.

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