If you are looking for a fun winter craft, I would suggest making your own indoor snowballs. Although they might be tempting to throw around the house, they look great sitting in buckets or bowls. The sparkling white snowballs add a touch of chic to your winter decor.
Every winter I look forward to the first snow and I really do enjoy how pretty it is. In fact, it’s what inspired me to come up with a snowball craft. Because really…. after those first few real snowfalls, I would just as soon enjoy the beauty in the comfort of my warm home.
Plus, with fake snowballs, there is no chance of them turning brown and dingy. They can stay just as pretty and sparkly as the day they were made for some glimmering Winter décor.
I like to set these sparkly snowballs on a plate or in a bowl. However, you could set the snowballs on a fireplace mantel for a seasonal update.
How To Make Indoor Snowballs
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You can find both the Snow-Tex and glamour dust, for this winter craft, at most any craft supply stores. I purchased mine from Joann. First, apply Snow-Tex to the styro-foam ball using a putty knife or stiff paint brush.
The texture will be bumpy. While it is still wet, sprinkle some of the Glamour Dust onto the Snow-Tex and let it dry. It will end up looking like icy crystals in snow.
That is it! Then all you have to do is use them in your decorating. Fill vases or buckets or use them in centerpieces.
I filled this birch bucket for a little table display:
They look like they are all ready for throwing…..and they will never melt!
And, I thought a snowball was a perfect thing for this little mouse to serve up on his leaf tray!
I also laid some out on a narrow tray for a different look. You could also stack them in a tall, narrow, glass vase.
And, here it is with an addition of a wooden ball for some variety. The wood contrast with the bright white of the snowballs gives a bit of a rustic chic look to the display.
Another idea is to combine the snowball with other types of ball vase fillers. I have a large glass vase that I plan on filling with some of these snowballs and a variety of balls with different textures and colors.
It may also be fun to use a variety of sizes of Styrofoam balls for a more interesting look in a large bowl or to create snowmen for another fun winter craft idea.
The nice thing is that since this craft is so easy, you could fill the house with them!
‘He says to the snow, fall on the earth..’ Job 37:6