Sunday, December 9, 2007

Making Primitive Snowballs
(by Hollyberry Corner)

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Materials:

Wax paper

Styrofoam balls
Joint compound
Glitter glass
Nutmeg or Cinnamon
Candle scent
Acrylic Paint Or colored stain

Mix the joint compound, a little candle scent (optional), a few drops of your acrylic paint, cinnamon or nutmeg to add grungy dirt flecks. Stir up the mixture. Roll your Styrofoam balls in the joint compound mixture and roll a lot for a nice coating. Now put it in a bowl of glitter glass and roll around, shake off excess easily. Lay them on a sheet of wax paper. It will take a 2-3 days for these to completely dry, so put your wax paper somewhere that will not get in your way. Turn the snowballs 1-2 times a day until they are dry, to help them dry faster.

Experiment with different colors of acrylic paints or stains. You can make them extremely primitive to really crisp white & elegant, depending your style choices. You can make small ones for the Christmas tree or large ones to give as gifts.




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