Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gumball Machine Baskets, Part 4

I am going to make some imitation hinges. I have saved, (what haven't I saved?), some heavy foil from candy chocolate coins. Roll a dowel over the foil to flatten.

I used the Fiskars corner punch, "Flowers", the shape my tweezers are pointing to.

A note on this punch, it's a good one for making daisies and I will be using it shortly for a project with flowers. The "Leaves" corner punch is good, too.
You can cut rectangles for the hinges, they are just as nice.

Punched out shapes for the hinges.

Glue the punched shapes onto the top of the lid. Don't faint, I used tacky glue for this.

Now make a hole at the center edge on the larger part of the lid. This is for the knob.

Showing the lid opening.

Bend a straight pin as you did for securing the handles. Leave less space at the head, though. You are only going through 2 layers of card stock.
After I bent the pin I painted the head with white paint mixed with glue to make the paint "stand up" and made a knob shape. Let this dry.

After the pin/knob is dry insert into the lid placing the lid into the 90 degree angle and clip off the extra pin.

Now you can glue the lid onto the basket. Looks like you could go on a picnic, doesn't it?

Have fun, expand on it, make it better, just keep making minis!!!

Talk to you all later. . . . . Kris


  1. I love working with paper..this basket is absolutely on my to-do list :-) Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  2. Hi Kris !!
    you tutorial is fantastic !!!... we have those gumball machines here in the Italy also...the fault or merit of globalization ;-))))
    hugs ♥

  3. Love this tutorial!! Thank you!!!

  4. Very Clever! The basket looks so great! I also love that Fiskars-thing...

  5. Thanks for your tutorial is wonderful!!!

  6. Kris, Wonderful tutorial!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

  7. This is one of the cutest baskets I've seen! Thank-you for taking the time to do a tutorial for us! I'll be adding it to my long list of things to make:)


  8. Excellent tutorial thanks so much for this

  9. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project. I found it November 16 and printed out all the instructions today so I could make one for myself and for some tiny Christmas ornaments I am giving to other special friend miniaturists. Thanks again. Roberta Fleming