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."
birthday parties can be a bit overwhelming for lil ones, and we parents always feel the need for cake and icecream, but it never gets eaten because there is so much excitement. I like this idea. Can send home as a party favor and the lil party goer can enjoy after dinner at home.