Saturday, August 9, 2014

Gumball Machine - Eraser Dispenser

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with another back-to-school project for my DILs who are both elementary teachers.  I found some Pinterest inspiration and just had to make a Gumball Machine / Eraser Dispenser!

Gumball Machine - Eraser Dispenser
Here's what you'll need for this project:

  • Gumball Machine - I found mine at our local mall in a candy shop.  $29 each.
  • Colorful Erasers - It took 432 erasers to fill the gumball machine.  Total cost of $30.
  • Square1 Printable / Repositional - 1 sheet approximately $1.
  • Images - from Silhouette Store (Pencil design #3764) (Eraser design #24447)
  • Ink Jet Printer
  • Silhouette cutter


Pinterest Inspiration

Step 1:  The process to make this is very simple.  Start with a Gumball Machine:
12" Gumball Machine - cost $29
The man at the candy store where the gumball machine was purchased gave instructions on how to make the machine work without coins.  I did this first before proceeding with other steps.


Step 2:  Fill with colorful erasers:

432 erasers in this gumball machine.  Total cost of erasers was $30

Step 3:  Design:
Screen shot of my Silhouette software layout before printing or cutting

I used a couple of designs found in the Silhouette store.  I added text to the pencil to personalize.  Set your images to cut outline - making it a Print and Cut image.

Step 4:  Print and Cut:


Add registration marks and send to your printer after loading a sheet of Square1.  Cut images out using Silhouette.

Step 5:  Add images to Gumball Machine:

Back side of Gumball Dispenser


The Square1 will behave like a sticker and feel like fabric.  It will stay in place until you are are ready to remove.

Pencil and Eraser Dispensers together


Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn




1 comment:

  1. Hello! I saw a pin on pintrest with this idea so I got myself a gumball machine but I am having an issue with the erasers sticking. Have you had that problem? If so, how did you fix it?

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