The old red truck with a tree in the back is a popular look the last couple of years. I was searching around for an interesting container to make a snow globe like project with the red truck. Here is some of the things that inspired me. I am
Initially I was thinking of putting the red truck in a coffee pot. But when I saw the gumball machine I knew what I was going to do. I actually had a gumball machine on hand. I had a harder time trying to find an old red truck. I ended up finding one online and ordered it. Turns out the truck was from the cartoon “Cars”.
I decided to paint the truck with acrylic paints that you can get at any hobby store and I bought the trees at Hobby Lobby. You could probably guess that I shop there a lot. There is an opening in the base where the gumballs would have fallen through. I used cardboard to fit across the bottom. In order to do that I made a paper template matching the bottom of the glass dome to cut the cardboard. I found that using cotton batting which could be found at the grocery store or craft store, worked out great for the snow that the truck to sit on. The cotton batting is glued to the cardboard.
It was a struggle to get the truck inside of the globe. Everything had to be glued to the cotton batting so it would not fall over and so you could get the globe back over everything. I glued the tree in the truck bed and the trees behind the truck. I use the cotton batting to put snow on the trees. Because I glued everything to the cardboard inside. I can still use this as a gumball machine again someday.