Wednesday, February 16, 2011

GUMBALLS!

Yep- another post about party stuff! 
Have  I mentioned I LOVE parties? :) 
And gumballs. Gumballs are cool too.
I knew I wanted a topiary for the table at the party, but I was going back and forth on what kind. A ribbon topiary? A rosette topiary? (I like the word topiary, it’s fun to say. Topiary, topiary, TOPIARY!)
And then I finally had a DUH moment. Its going on a candy table. Make it with CANDY. Pink candy. Pink gumballs to be exact!
 
I LOVE the way it turned out! I bought a Styrofoam ball and spray painted it pink (could have used a brighter pink, but it still works!) and then hot glued each and every gumball on. It took about 2.5 pounds of gumballs~ that sounds like a lot. I thought so too. I ordered 3 lbs thinking I would have a ton left over. But a pound of gumballs isn’t as much as you would think. 
At first I had the extra gumballs in the bottom, but then decided to change it out for the pink shredded paper. Oh and I also changed the bow. This one just wasn’t doing it for me.  :)
I love blogland because it provides so much inspiration! I could spend hours (and usually do!) browsing all the different blogs out there! It is an addiction of sorts. But it’s ok because I get so many good ideas!
I saw this and thought it was perfect for my leftover gumballs!  I thought about making these as the favors for the party, but my daughter fell in love with some Princess Goblets, so we are doing those instead! She does have a say in some of the stuff for her party *wink*
 

Kelly


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Creation Corner,Kojo Designs,Just Crafty Today,Yesterday on Tuesday,Somewhat Simple,Paisley Passions,Gluesticks,Fireflies and Jellybeans,House of Hepworths,Lil Luna,Little Eme,Not Just a Housewife,Sugar Bee- Craft Edition,Todays Creative Blog,Tip Junkie,733,Polly Want a Crafter,Young Nester,Sugar and Dots,Creations By Kara,Between U and Me,Chic on a Shoestring Decorating,Fingerprints on the Fridge,The Girl Creative,Debbiedoos's Blogging and Blabbing,I Heart Naptime,Skip To My Lou,c.r.a.f.t.

37 comments:

  1. Here from Someday Crafts - this is a really fun idea!

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  2. I love this! The Pink gumballs make a great topiary. I am going to bookmark this for future parties:)

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  3. Gumballs! What a fun idea for a topiary! Darling!

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  4. So adorable. I keep seeing those "gumball" machines and really need to make one too. I loved your blog so I'm a follower now :-)

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  5. Love love love your topiary!! I saw that gumball machine the other day too. I can't wait to give that one a try. But my daughters birthday party is coming up and that topiary would be perfect!

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  6. I love this idea! So cute. New follower from Friday's blog hop. would love a follow back...
    I have a few new projects being revealed next week. laura
    http://imnotatrophywife.com

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  7. That is so cute! Really is a very creative idea. Thanks for joining in on my party.

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  8. That is such a cute idea!

    I found you through Debbiedoo's party and am your newest follower.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  9. I love parties too! I love the gumball topiary and the jar its so cute. I found you through Debbie's linky party. I am now following along come check me out if you get a chance.

    noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

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  10. Oooh, that's so pretty. The pink is really popping - very festive. I've seen topiaries around lately, and this one is inspiring me to actually make one. Thanks for sharing!

    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh my heck, that is adorable.

    And I love the word topiary too.

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  12. How cute is this! Great idea and love the color of the topiary too!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  13. First, love your topiary. And it got me to thinking… I see a project coming on :)
    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  14. I love the candy topiaries! This one is just the right color for me too!

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  15. Both projects are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love pink!!
    I'm your newest follower, here from Debbies party!!
    xxDaniella

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  16. OMGosh! This is so adorable! I love how "girly" it is! Found you over at The Texas Monkey and I am loving your blog! I'm your newest follower!

    Jeana
    inplaceofhercrown.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Kelly! That's so cute. You should enter this post for Beverly's Pink Saturday party. It's every Saturday at howsweetthesound.typepad.com. Welcome newbie. I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit me too sometime.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  18. Such a cute idea! Love anything pink! I'm a new follower! :)

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  19. OMG, how timely. I am planning my soon to be 10-year-old daughter's bday party for this weekend and this would be a perfect addition to the decor. Hope you don't mind if I "steal" your idea:)

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  20. Of course not! :) I would love to see pics if you make one!!

    Kelly

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  21. What a great idea! And I looove me some pink, ha ha ! :)

    I found you through Debbieddo's

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  22. So pretty and fun!
    I've featured you here:
    http://choochmagooz.blogspot.com/2011/02/tutorial-tuesday-keepin-it-simple.html
    Thank you for sharing.
    Mari

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  23. That is so cute! I'm visiting from Debbie's party. I'm now following along. I'd love it if you'd come visit and follow along with me as well.

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  24. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Sumo:)

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  25. Great idea! That's a lot of gumballs!

    If you have a moment, please share this with my readers...
    Creative Juice Party

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  26. What a great idea. And it turned out SO VERY cute. I had to feature it on my Shout Out Sunday post today! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  28. I love love love your gumball topiary its so cute!!!

    http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com

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  30. Could you tell me how large the Styrofoam ball and the base are? I need to make a lot of these and need to know how much candy I would need. Thanks, it's adoreable!

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