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EASY & INEXPENSIVE DIY Snowballs & Snow Covered Pine Cones

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INEXPENSIVE, SIMPLE, FAST, KID FRIENDLY & AWESOME RESULTS are some of the words that come to mind about THIS project!

After all the decorations have been put away for another year, the house seems a little bare and empty.  Here's a project that brings the cold, snowy winter weather inside and helps decorate the house through January and February!  


 
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Step 1: Simple Supply List (You probably have everything already!)

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If you do any crafting you probably have all you need to complete this simple project.

SNOWBALL SUPPLY LIST:
POLYESTER BATTING- scraps and pieces work wonderful.
THREAD- to tack the batting
NEEDLE
PINS
AEROSOL SPRAY GLUE- works best as it does not absorb into the fibers.
EPSOM SALTS- used for soaking feet and sore muscles, can be found in the health care department.
GLITTER- optional 


SNOW COVERED PINECONE SUPPLIES:
PINECONES- any size, any shape will do. 
WHITE GLUE- any type & we will be watering it down for easy application.
OLD SMALL PAINTBRUSH- for applying the glue
EPSOM SALTS-  used for soaking feet and sore muscles, can be found in the health care department.
GLITTER- optional
PAPER- to catch the extra granules or you may choose to use a plastic bag to shake the pinecones and snowballs in



Step 2: Lets Make SNOWBALLS!!

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Cut your batting into strips 1/4'' to 1/2''.  If you want a smaller snowball a smaller width strip would be best, and a larger snow ball a wider strip.

The number of strips and the length varies as to size and quantity of snowballs.

Start by wrapping a wider piece of  batting, just as you would wind a ball of yarn or string.  You want to hold and wrap it fairly tightly.  Keep adding strips as one runs out, by overlapping until the desired diameter is reached.  

Pin the last strip, just to hold in place until stitched.

With a needle and thread, sew a few quick stitches into the tail of the last strip to hold it in place and remove the pin.


Matt2 Silver4 months ago

Congratulations on taking first prize in the snow contest! very cool idea!

OddJob5 months ago

Great combination of natural materials and natural creativity! Very festive and 'wintery'...got my vote.

ryeomans1 (author)  OddJob5 months ago
Thank You!! It's always great to hear positive comments! I appreciate you taking time to check it out, send me feedback and your VOTE!! Have a wonderful day :0)

such a cool technique for making snowballs! awesome idea.. voted :)

ryeomans1 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz5 months ago
Thank you !!
patsheldon5 months ago

fabulous idea! would definitely make the house look more like a winter wonderland! props!

ryeomans1 (author)  patsheldon5 months ago
Thank you for the nice comment. Hope you give it a try, it does make the house feel a little more cozy!
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