Sunday, December 9, 2007

Making Primitive Snowballs
(by Hollyberry Corner)


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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