SNOWBALL ORNAMENT

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YOU WILL NEED:

Angel hair Christmas balls (inexpensive but have strong styrofoam underneath)

White textured fake snow paint

White acrylic paint

Fine white glitter

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Skewers

Two Old pickle jars  or other glass jars

Paint brush

Sealable sandwich bag ( to hold ornament hangers for later use)

Sheet of waxed paper or computer paper. Either of these can be helpful in returning glitter back to its container)

White or light blue  gift wrapping tissue paper to store your snowballs

Robe or shirt boxes

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Start by removing all the fine hair off the balls and remove the hanger by twisting and pulling and set aside into sealable sandwich bag so you do not lose. You will replace these after completing your snowball ornament.

2. Insert wooden skewer into all balls . These serve as a handle to make painting all sides easier.

3. After painting ball a base coat or two , if needed, insert skewered ball into glass jar to hold until it is dry.

4. Once all balls are dry, remove from jar and begin painting textured snow paint onto entire ball .

5. Over paper, sprinkle fine white glitter onto fake snow. Once completely covered, place ends of skewers back into jar to dry. Because of thickness of fake snow, it may take an hour or more to be thoroughly dry.

6. As needed, fold paper and use as a funnel to return glitter back into glitter jar.

7. Once balls are dry, hold snowball and remove skewer. Place a drop of hot glue onto end of ornament hanger and insert into hole on snowball.

8. Place tissue paper inside shirt or robe box as if you were packaging a gift.

Take tissue paper and fold in half to form a large triangle and twist. This will serve as the separation paper to prevent balls from touching each other or rolling around in box. Just wind around sides of balls so they do not touch other balls.

9. Placing into shirt or robe box with white or light blue tissue paper prevents them from yellowing over the years. (The ones in photograph was taken in 2014, they were 15 years old ! )

ENJOY FOR YEARS TO COME. A DOZEN MAKES A LOVELY ONE-OF-A-KIND HOMEMADE GIFT TOO!