Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quickie Project of the Week: Snow Ball Ornaments

Remember awhile ago, when I was going to post a quick, easy project every week that takes less than half an hour? And remember how I only did one of those posts? I know I'm bad at these weekly installment type posts, but one of my New Year's Resolutions is to manage this blog better, so I thought I'd get an early start. Okay, enough rambling, on to the project!

This week's quickie project is Snow Ball Ornaments:

The idea came to me when I saw all those cute snow crusted candles everyone in blogland was making with epsom salts. I always make personalized ornaments for every family on hubby's side and thought this would translate well.

Here's the needed supplies:

I took a clear glass bulb:


Put some Mod Podge on the bottom using a paint brush. You can do as little or as much as you want here. I wanted to be able to put stuff inside the ornament and still be able to see it, so I only did the bottom third or so:

Dip the ornament in a bowl full of epsom salts:

Shake off the excess and stick it upside down in something to dry!

Tada! Each ornament takes less than a minute to do. I did an entire box of nine in 10 minutes or so. I'm not completely done with mine yet (I wanted to let the Mod Podge dry thoroughly). I plan on either drawing initials on them with paint pens or using vinyl letters to say "Let it Snow" on them. I haven't decided which yet. Any thoughts?

I think this would also probably look great with colored glass balls as well, especially red ones! I'll show you mine when I get them all the way finished. Link up yours if you make some, I'd love to see them!
Happy Crafting!
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5 comments:

  1. I love thsi! I've seen the snow on the inside but the outside is even better! Thanks for linking!

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  2. oh you're right - it would look soooo cute with a red ball. Love this project!

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  3. I love this! I am sitting here thinking, "I could so do that!" My hubby gets nervous whenever I say that! Thanks for sharing!

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