Winter is officially here and we are whipping up some fun crafts. First up is this DIY indoor snowball decoration.
This fun snow themed table decoration is the perfect Dollar Store winter craft because it’s easy and fun!
*items purchased from Dollar Tree. I’ve also included Amazon links to them)
- 1 Wooden crate (like these)*
- 1 pack 1.4â€ Craft foam balls*
- 2 packs 1.9â€ Craft foam balls*
- Mod Podge*
- White acrylic paint (used Snow White – Apple Barrel brand)
- Lighter blue acrylic paint (used Blue Cotton – Apple Barrel brand)
- Darker blue acrylic paint (used Sky Blue – Apple Barrel brand)
- Small foam brush*
- Small paintbrush
- Epsom salt*
- Silver glitter*
- Hot glue gun w/ glue stick
DIY Indoor Snowball Decoration
Using the foam brush, paint the wooden crate white. Paint the inside as well.
(You only have to go a little below the handle cutout, as you wonâ€™t see the bottom when your snowballs are put in.) Let dry.
Rinse the foam brush and squeeze dry.
Dip just a little into the lighter blue paint. Go around the outside of the wooden crate and press, adding more paint as needed.
Rinse and squeeze dry the foam brush again, and do the same thing with the darker blue paint.
Set aside to completely dry.
In a shallow container (I used the lid of a take-out food container) add about Â¾ C Epsom salt and 2 tablespoons of sparkles. Stir around to combine.
Using the small paintbrush, starting around the top rim of the wooden crate, paint Mod Podge and let it drip down the side. Dip the Mod Podge into the Epsom salt/sparkle mix. Also, you can pour it over and turn it over to shake off the excess.
Repeat for all 4 sides of the crate. Set aside to dry.
Place the foam balls where you would like them, without gluing, to get a sense of where youâ€™d like them to go.
Once youâ€™ve got them where you like, take them out and carefully use the hot glue gun to glue the foam balls to the inside of the crate, and to the adjacent foam balls.
Next, squeeze the Mod Podge over the foam balls and use the small paintbrush to place where youâ€™d like.
Dip into/pour the Epsom salt/glitter mixture over the Mod Podge, turning upside down and shaking off the excess.
Layer more and dip/pour as you go to build it up and make it look like melting snowballs.
Let dry and enjoy!