It <kind of> snowed today <sweet!> and I thought I should honor the day with a recent winter craft.
While busy pinning during my after-the-kids-are-finally-in-bed-and-haven’t-come-out-for-a-10th-time-for-a-hug-and-a-drink-and-another-hug wind down time, I came across this adorable craft – faux snowballs. It seemed simple enough and I thought it would look great with my winter decorations. I loved how this one turned out.
DIY Decorative Snowball Craft
- Wire – I used some old wire hangers which ended up being a little too thick
- Styrofoam balls – I used 3 different sizes. I made 1 large snowball, 8 medium snowballs, and 3 small snowballs.
- Snow-Tex by DecoArt – I found 4 oz bottles and 2 oz bottles at JoAnns and Michaels. There are regular and glitter types. I used the regular.
- Butter knife
- Wire cutter
First, I cut some 5-6″ inch-ish lengths of wire from my hanger and curved one end of it so that it could hook onto something and dry.
Then I stuck the wire through the Styrofoam balls.
I spread the Snow-Tex around the Styrofoam ball with my butter knife. It doesn’t have to look perfect. In fact, I think it looks best if it is a little haphazard. I bought the 2 oz jars of Snow-Tex. I found that a 2 oz jar covered 2 medium sized balls, 1 large ball, and 3 (or 4) small balls. It kind of depends on how much Snow-Tex you spread on the balls.
Once I had the balls covered, I hung the wire on a clothing hanger (no picture – sorry!) and let dry for 3-4 hours. Once the Snow-Tek has tried, remove from the hanger and use as a cute winter decoration. I love my new snowball decorative balls and they were super easy to make!