Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Easy Epson Salt Snowballs
Here's a link to a recent post I did titled: Craft Ideas for Styrofoam Balls found here:
It seriously is one of the easiest crafts I've done. Here's how I did it.
1. Gather some styrofoam balls (look at Walmart in the craft section,) Elmer's glue and a box of epson salt.
2. Pour out the epson salt in a pie pan or something similar. I use those throw away aluminum pie pans for easy clean up.
3. Take the Elmer's glue and paint it all around the styrofoam ball with a good coating.
4. Then, while still wet, roll it all around in the epson salt. Make sure to get a good coat on. And don't worry if you don't think you are getting enough on. You can always go back and add more easily.
And that is it. Set it aside on some wax paper to dry! From time to time you do notice some epson salt breaking off, but it would be an easy fix by just applying a clear coating. But I have just left mine how they are. I love how the lights sparkle off the salt!
I found an old minnow, rusty bucket with a handle that I sat my fake snowballs in to display. I added a metal brown star and put the words "Snowballs 5cents" on it with white craft paint. And to finish it off a sprig of pip berry and some homespun fabric.
These are a hot seller in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555. When in a bucket like this, I price them for only $7.99. But when I put them in a bag in sets of 3, I only put $2.99 on them.
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