Here's the gumball machine I made. It was easy to make with a flower pot, clear glass globe, and grosgrain ribbon; all from Wal-Mart. I use it as a candy dish for peanut M's. The idea came from a blog called "A Little Loveliness."
Buffet Pancake Dippers: 1 recipe Bisquick pancake batter including to make batter; 12 slices center cut bacon; lite syrup Cook bacon+set aside. Mix batter according to pkg . Pour into squeeze bottle with big enough hole for batter to pour from. (ketchup bottle). Cut tip bigger. Heat griddle to 300 ºF. Squirt batter in long oval shape little longer+wider bacon+place slice cooked bacon in center. Lightly press bacon into batter. Squeeze more batter over bacon. Serve syrup in 4 oz mason jars.