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My kids keep stealing my gum. The same kids who can’t hear me yell through the entire house when it’s time to pick up or do chores or put on pants can hear the sneaky unwrapping of a stick of gum from three floors up and they come running.
So I was pretty excited to discover the new Extra® 35-stick pack so I won’t run out as often (and my kids were even happier.)
I found it in several of the checkout aisles at my local Walmart. It comes in this great, plastic (recycled!) package that’s nice and durable so it won’t fall apart in my purse. (Be sure to take your own pictures of Extra® Gum, submit them here, and you could be featured on their website!)
I wanted to keep it in a central place so everyone in the family could grab a piece (or four) when they wanted. So I made some gum containers to keep our Extra® Gum in. The problem is — I made two different ones and I can’t decide which I like best. They’re both pretty simple, and I made them mostly with stuff I had at home (though I did pick up one or two supplies at Walmart).
First, I made a container from a mason jar. I love the way it turned out — all pink and burlapy and buttony. So cute! I made a quick video tutorial showing you how it came together:
- mason jar
- glue gun
- Extra® Gum Spearmint or Extra® Gum Polar Ice® to fill it!
Glue burlap around your mason jar. When glue is dry, glue ribbon over the burlap. Add a few buttons on top and pop your gum inside. Done!
But then I made this one to look like a vintage gumball machine (get it? Because it’s holding gum, see?), and I like that one, too.
- small red flower pot (I got a terracotta pot and painted it red)
- flower pot saucer
- round candy bowl
- glue gun
- chalkboard label and chalk pen (optional — I got mine at Walmart in the craft aisle)
Turn the flower pot over. Glue the candy dish to the bottom of the flower pot (which is now the top). Fill with gum and place the saucer on top as a lid. Glue the label to the front of the gum container if you wish.
I put our containers in the mudroom, right next to the door we use most in this house, so everyone can help themselves on their way out.
So now I’m curious — do your kids steal your treats, too?
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