Taking another look back at a fun winter tutorial today!
This post is from last year. Enjoy!
I wanted to share with everyone how I made my snowballs.
I did mine a little different than what I have seen out there. Same concept but being the thrifty queen that I am… I used what I had. And what I had… was 125 silk covered plastic ornaments. (If you don’t have ornaments you can buy Styrofoam balls. Try to get them on sale because they aren’t cheap.)
I decided these would work just fine. So I pulled all the silk off…
And gave Phat Boy a wonderful head of golden locks. Ha!
He did not appreciate it as much as I thought he should.
“I’m a boy. This is ridiculous.”
Ok… enough messing with the kitties. Back to the snowballs.
Mr. Primcat snipped the plastic nubs off the ornaments with heavy duty wire cutters. The ornaments also had holes in them so I just scotch taped them up.
And then came the messy part. Joint compound.
Put on some gloves… grab a glob in your hand and start smearing it on.
You get these. Let dry for 24 hours and repeat where needed. Let dry another 24 hours.
See how pokey they are...
Snowball fight anyone????? :)
I have my ammo prepared!
After drying… The snowballs will be pokey and pointy and you don’t want that. Hubby and I decided to sand them with 80 grit sandpaper to take those nubs off.
And here is the finished result.
Put them in bowls, jars, and baskets, under shoofly’s, on plates and tucked into shelves. I also found they are really cute sitting in the branches of your Christmas trees. Might theme one with them next year.
Another reason I really liked this project is that this is winter themed and can stay out months into the new year.
Until next time…
Carmen and the Primcats