Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Melt Free Snowball Tutorial

When we were snowed for 3 days the other week one of the projects I worked on was making snowballs for my apothecary jar.  I usually keep this jar on my mantle, but at Christmas I put in my hutch in the dining room with ornaments in it.  I really like how it looked and decided I wanted to keep it there, but it needed something that would go with the wintry theme I was using in that room.  This is what I came up with, it is very simple and you can too can have melt free snowballs. 

Let's get started.....

What you will need: 
Mod Podge,
Empsom Salt,
Iridescent Glitter,
Styrofoam Balls
Light Blue Acrylic Paint (optional)

What to do: 
1.  Insert skewer into styrofoam ball.  This makes it easier to handle while coating with mod podge or painting. 
2.  Coat the styrofoam ball with mod podge-be generous.  While still wet sprinkle with glitter or Epsom Salt.  I did some of both.  I also painted a few of the balls with light blue paint.  Let the paint dry and coat in mod podge and sprinkle with glitter. 

3.  Let dry overnight.  I put the skewers with the balls on them in a bowl of uncooked rice.

4.  When dry place in your apothecary jar.  Now step back and admire your handiwork.

Hope you enjoy.  If you should decide to try this little craft I would love to see your pictures.