Monday, November 25, 2013

How to make Indoor Snowballs

Hello everyone!
We had our first taste of winter this weekend, with cold winds and even
a little sprinkling of snow.  Not enough to collect on the ground, but
enough to inspire me to create some pretty snowballs of our own.

I remember making fake snow with my mom when I was younger and
still living at home, and decorating logs with it for fun Christmas displays.
This year - as I prepare  our home for Christmas - I made some cute little
snowballs to go with our theme, which shall remain a secret until next week...;) 
 (you can always get sneak peeks via Instagram user name: mscraftberrybush)
These are so simple to make and look like the real thing, don't you think? 

This is what you will need:
Different size Styrofoam balls
Epson Salts
Shredded Snow
Modpodge or Glue
I purchased the balls, salts and shredded snow at the DS. :)
1. Generously cover Styrofoam with ModPodge/glue and sprinkle the shredded snow over it (use a tray to catch all the excess).
2. Pack 'snow' with your hands to make sure it adheres.
3. Apply more glue or Modpodge and generously sprinkle Epson Salts over Styrofoam ball; allow to dry and display.
Super easy, right?
This is such a perfect way to fill a bowl or hurricane glass and
you can display it past Christmas and through the winter. 

I am also excited to join 30 incredible bloggers for the
All Things Home Tours - Home for the Holidays
Dec 2 - Dec 6th.

  I can't wait and hope you can join me...:)

Have a beautiful day and keep warm. 

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  1. I love these, Lucy! I think I even have all the supplies here already. I'll have to give this a try. I think they would make for a fun display!

  2. these are so cute lucy. I have never seen shredded snow in the store. Is that Dollar Store you reference above?

  3. These are adorable! I've never made them, but now I want to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!
    House on the Way

  4. Can't wait to see your home Lucy! I'm going with a little classic winter wonderland with a snowball or two thrown in there myself :)

  5. Looking forward to your Christmas house tour, love the snowballs.

  6. These are so stinkin' cute! Pinning-xo

  7. These are great, I love this idea and they can be used in so many ways. I noticed this on Pinterest and I repined it for next year at the new house. Thanks for this neat idea.


  8. These snowballs are so legit! I LOVE them, I can't believe how real they look!

  9. These are adorable and so perfect for bowls or glass canisters. I think I'm going to have to make some this year!

  10. Great idea! I'm totally going to make these with my boys. Hopefully they wont try to have an indoor snowball fight with them :)

  11. Love this Lucy! What a fun tour you are a part of, I can't wait to see what you have done!

  12. So awesome- thanks for sharing it!! Pinned!!

  13. Love this idea Lucy! Super pretty and it does look like a real snowball :)

  14. Do you let them dry between step 2 and 3?.. or just add glue to wet shredded snow?. Thanks.. making them today!

  15. Nice Post!, You made a very beautiful snowball with using polystyrene balls. After you post, I'm thinking to make snowballs for this Christmas with polystyrene. These balls make a good Christmas because these balls create snow in my room.


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