I love Christmas – especially when it comes to crafting. My holiday board is bursting with projects I want to do. The inspiration for my Snowballs was one of the first projects I pinned when I joined Pinterest over a year ago. Sadly when I actually clicked on it, I discovered it was just an image so I had to do some improvising.
One thing I want to mention..er.. gloat about is that every single thing I used for this project I had in my craft room. It was the best feeling! A year ago I would have had to make fiftyeleven trips to Michaels. I feel like a pro!
Anyway, I bought the foam balls from the the dollar store about a year ago…
I used a black sharpie to dot the eyes…
Used a little dab of kids acryllic paint in orange for a carrot nose.
Added some red paint for frosty red cheeks. It took me a while to perfect this. I used my thumb, a wet paper towel and a dry paint brush. Dab your thumb in the paint, blot it a few times on the wet paper towel and then tap tap tap on your snow ball like so. I also used a dry paint brush to sort of smudge it around a bit.
I used some old hemp yarn for the bows and attached with a glue gun. I glued the ribbon to the foam and then tied it in a bow. It was pretty annoying/tricky to do. Unfortunately, my Cali girl roots peeked out and I like totally forgot to take a picture of this step. oops 🙁
Once the snowballs dried, I tossed them into a vase! and by “tossed” I mean obsessively spent several minutes arranging them so they all faced the right way 🙂