Valentine Candy Machine

Nothing says February quite like chocolate and oh boy, do I have a “sweet” project for you today! ❤️ Hi I’m Mo, and if you’ve never visited before, welcome! We are learning to make paper candy (or gumball) machines.

You may have joined me from the CutCardStock Sweet Valentine Blog Hop, and I’m so glad you’re here. Details below on how to win that gift card!!

So let’s get to it…this project is so simple, but a lot of fun to give friends, teachers, etc. I’m starting with the Stardream Metallic Mars Red and Classic Linen Solar White 100lb. paper. It’s a sturdy paper that will hold your candy globe really well!

I’m also using the We R Memory Keepers Party tool. This helps get the arc of the candy base just right, using the coffee sleeve setting. Don’t have the tool? Tracing a coffee sleeve will work too!

I cut the sleeves and then went back and cut a smaller trim using the same setting. It’s about 3/4” wide.

Next, form the strip in a circle, and staple into place. Make sure you adjust the width to fit your candy globe. And yes, that IS a Mickey Mouse stapler. *grin*

Speaking of globes, this is a plastic ornament ball that comes apart at the seam. You could use a standard ornament and fill it at the neck with smaller candies too.

I took foam tape to the smaller strip of paper and stuck it to the bottom rim of the machine base. Staple in place at the back as needed.

The rest is embellishments! I used a rectangle with rounded corners for the machine opening. Die cuts were my go-to for the machine dial and front panels and heart shapes. For this, I used Pearlized Strawberry Cream Pink.

And, I added a pinwheel in both Stardream Metallic Mars Red and Classic Linen Solar White at the top with a Pom Pom. A gem was used for the dial too. Fill the candy globes and set them on top! Clear, double-sided tape works well to stick everything down, and allows them to get to the candy later!

Okay, now for the blog hop details! To be eligible for the $40 gift card, leave a comment at each stop along the hop (including below!) or upload a project that includes product from CutCardStock on their blog! Here’s the list of blogs as a reminder:
Janet A
Judy VZ
• Maureen (you’re here!)
Niki (post YOUR projects here!)

If you enjoyed this project, I’d love for you to follow me here and on Instagram at @alittlemocrafty too!

So, in the comments, tell me…what colors of CutCardStock would you use? Don’t forget to head to Leslie’s blog next. Thanks for stopping by!

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