Wedding Favors in Vending Machines?

art o mat

One year ago, I was hunting for vintage cigarette machines on Ebay. I had big plans. I wanted to make my very own version of an ‘Art-o-mat’ to distribute my wee paintings.

What is an ‘Art-o’mat’?

art o mat Art-o-mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. There are 82 active machines in various locations throughout the country and 400 contributing artists.

I am a crazed fan of the ‘Art-o-mat.’  The machines are pure vintage loveliness and what’s not to embrace about distributing art through vending machines? So much better for your health than cigarettes, and better for your teeth than glucose laden fruit drinks.

I always have grandiose visions of taking on big art projects. But, I dropped this idea after a few days because I suddenly remembered that I am not a single art student living with my parents anymore.

I can’t help but think a restored vintage vending machine would be an incredibly cool way to distribute favors at a wedding. Handmade favors of course. Perfect for a small wedding, because you wouldn’t need a heap of homemade favors.

Thing is, you’d have to restore your own vending machine because the official ‘Art-o-mats’ are sponsored by arts organizations and/or individual patrons of the arts and distributed to public spaces such as museums, galleries, community spaces, boutiques etc.

Anyone up for a little DIY?

Photo One: Juxtapoz; Photo Two: Art-o-mat

Pin It
 
Leave a Comment  |  Filed Under: DIY Favors & Gifts, DIY Wedding, Unique Wedding Finds, Wedding Reception

Leave a Comment

Name
Email
Website

Comment Policy:

We love your comments, but we like to keep conversations constructive. Anything that we deem as mean-spirited, rude or downright nasty will not be tolerated.

If you are a business owner or wedding blogger, please use your real name not your business name or blog title. Comments are not the right place to advertise your business. If you would like to advertise, please click here for our advertising options.
  Older Post
The Carnation Wedding Bouquet: Pretty & Perfect for a Recessionista Bride
Newer Post  
IntimateWeddings.com is a buzzin’
Want to tap into more than 500,000 unique visitors per month? Advertise with us!
  • Search
  • Categories
  • Archives
  • Wedding Invitiations
  • Dessy Group Bridesmaid
  • wedding dresses

Find Intimate Weddings on Pinterest