Tuesday, October 7, 2014

STYROFOAM SNOW BALLS in Rusty Minnow Bucket


Look how cute these little snowballs turned out that I made with simply Epson salt and Elmer's glue! Aren't they adorable.  And they are super easy to.


I took plain styrofoam balls, painted Elmers Glue on them, super thick like,  and then just rolled them around until covered.  Set aside on some wax paper to dry and that's it.

It seriously is one of the easiest crafts I've done.

Here they are up close and frosty:
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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 #555When 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. 

Happy Crafting and see ya'll next time,
~Lisa

4 comments:

  1. Great idea and so quick easy and effective! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Christine! It really is easy and fast and such a great outcome for so little effort. lol.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      -Lisa

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  2. Just wanted to stop over and see what crafts you are up to...I LOVE these snowballs!!! They are so stinkin easy too. They look great, especially in that little carrier with the "Snowballs 5 cents" sign. Hope all is well with you, great job as always! :) ~maggie

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    1. Thank you Maggie! All is great here. Hope all is awesome your way as well!
      They are super easy and make for a very cute display also. I only wish I had more of those rusty buckets to use! Keeping an eye out though for more!

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