DIY Faux Snowballs……

   Lovely Little & I had a fun time making snowballs to use for decorations. I thought I would pass along the how-to.  We don’t get too much snow here in Eastern NC….so we decided we would just make our own. :)

Make your own snowballs….how-to with free printable

These fun snowballs dry in 24 hours and you can use them anywhere you’d like….inside, outside, etc. {Make sure they are protected outside..they shouldn’t get wet.}

Easy DIY for making faux snowballs with free printable

Here’s what you need:

1. Styrofoam balls in various sizes

2. Snow Tex {you can find this at Michael’s}

3.  String to use for hanging the balls on while they dry

3. Wire….to use as ‘hangers’ to hang your snowballs on the string

4. Some kind of spreader….a butter knife, spreader, etc….any will work.

Here’s how ya do it:

1. Hang your string somewhere OUTSIDE {it’s messy!}…enough that all your snowballs will be able to hang from it.

2. Insert a piece of wire through each styrofoam ball and bend it at the top to make a ‘hook’ that will hang on the string

3. Using the spreader…spread the Snow Tex all over each styrofoam ball until it is covered well.  Make sure you make it thick in some places and thin in others…to make it more realistic.

4.  Hang your finished snowball on the string and allow to dry for 24 hours before using them.

If you’d like to display as we did..in a basket or container….you can use our sign.  Just click here to download and print in whatever size you need.

Happy Tuesday~

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 + Savvy Southern Style

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Comments

  1. these are so cool! What a great idea and so easy too! Thanks..

  2. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. Darling, and I live in Michigan where we have real snow, certainly going to make these, thanks for the directions.

  4. LOVE IT!!!

  5. Anita in SC says:

    Love these, gotta try this when it quits pouring buckets here!!!!!!! If the temperature would drop just a couple of degrees, I could go make some real ones , but don’t look for that to happen. It would probably be solid ice instead of snow! Love your blog!!!!!!

    • Thank you, Anita! So glad to have you here…..and it sounds like we have the same kind of snow here in NC. =) Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend.

  6. I Love your snowballs! I was just thinking of buying some and they were $7.00 a piece! Such a less expensive option!

  7. It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/11/the-merriest-blog-hop-week-2.html

  8. What a fun idea!! I love the idea of displaying them on the porch! We’ll be featuring your snowballs over at Someday Crafts tomorrow :)

  9. These are so much fun!! I’m going to have to make some.

  10. oh…I am so making these for a winter mantel! never heard of snow tex. Merry Christmas

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