Snow ornament balls

Continuing with Xmas theme :)
This post would be lot shorter, and the making will be lot simpler.

What you need:

  • styrofoam balls (any diameter)
  • all purpose glue
  • fake snow
  • glitter (optional)
  • thin ribbon
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • 2 plastic bowls or plates, anything that can be tossed later
  • latex gloves

I suggest making the balls outside or in a area that can be easily cleaned, since the snow will fly around.

Let's get strarted.

Cut the ribbon in to desired lenght, fold in half and tie the ends in a knot. With scissors, make a small hole on the top of the ball and push the knot in the hole. Secure with hot glue.

In one bowl/plate mix small amount of glue and snow (approximate amounts) to get a thick paste. First add small amount of glue, mix into paste and try if it sticks to the ball. If not, add more glue. 

Coat the ball with thin layer of snow paste and pack it tightly.

In other bowl/plate add some snow. You can mix in glitter if you like.
Then, coat the ball with dry snow.

Leave to dry well. It would be best if you can hang it somewhere.
Once dried, balls are ready to go on Xmas tree :).

If you plan on giving them away, place them in a box coated with soft lining, and try to move them as less as posible, cause there will be some fall out.
Store them in closed box, cause they can get dirty form dust.

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