When I was a kid my mom used to make these DIY faux snowballs all the time. She is pretty crafty, so that’s where I get it, lol! I love this faux snowball project because there’s so many different ways you can decorate with them! You could stick them in some garland, a dough bowl, or even one of the very popular tiered trays all the crafters have been making. You could also insert some white eye hooks and make a loop with some fishing line so you can hang them from your Christmas tree.
Now, I do want to give you a fair warning, this project is messy! Very messy! I recommend working on an old work surface or laying down some news paper before starting. I would also recommend wearing old clothing. If your crafting style is anything like mine, you will look like the abominable snowman til you’re done, haha.
Ok, now that I’ve told you a little about this project and warned about the mess, let’s get started! I hope you have fun with this one, Friend!
- Patching plaster (you can find this at just about any home improvement store)
- Wood spoon of popsicle stick
- foam balls
- old cookie sheet
- wax paper
- white glitter
- paper towels
- spray Mod Podge
Step 1: When you open your patching plaster there will more than likely be a puddle of water on the top, give that a good stir! It will be a really thick consistency.
Step 2: Line an old cookie sheet with wax paper. This project is very messy, so make sure you have some paper towels on hand, too!
Step 3: Grab a big blob of patching plaster in your hands and rub it over the entire foam ball. Toss the foam ball back and forth between your hands to give a jagged looked. If you prefer a more polished look, smooth the plaster out with your hands. One all the balls are cover wipe as much of the plaster back into the container. Use a paper towel to get the remaining plaster off. Once all the plaster is off, you will want to go wash your hands with soap and water.
Step 4: Sit the foam balls on to the wax paper lined cookie sheet. While they are still wet, sprinkle them with glitter. I like to put some glitter in my hands and toss it on the sides. If you can’t get all the sides with glitter, don’t worry! I will show you how to fix that in a little bit!
Step 5: Allow the DIY Faux Snowballs to dry over night.
Step 6: Once the snowballs are dry, it is time to start working on the bottom. Because the patching plaster is so wet, it makes the bottoms look a little goofy. Sort of like when you put melting chocolate on something round a stick it in the fridge. So we first need to pick those parts off before we get started.
Step 7: Again, give the patching plaster a little stir with a popsicle stick. This time around things are not so messy, lol. You can then use the popsicle stick to add patching plaster to the bottom part that got flat over night. Make sure to give it a few taps with the popsicle stick to achieve that jaggy look we did on the rest of them.
Step 8: While the plaster is still wet, sprinkle it with some more glitter. Allow to dry over night.
Step 9: If you had trouble getting glitter on the sides, no worries, I’ve got ya covered! Just spray some Mod Podge on the sides and add glitter where ever you are missing it. Once the mod podge has dried, you can spray on another coat to seal the glitter in. You will want to use spray Mod Podge for this project, I just find that it works best!
Step 10: Once your DIY Faux Snowballs have dried you can have fun decorating with them.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube