December 16, 2013

DIY Snow Ball Ornaments

from Gardners 2 Bergers

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Last year I was in the first year of my MBA program, so basically every type of crafting was put on hold. [Which is sort of like a DIY-ers torture.] Incidentally, we are heading into finally and I am dying for Christmas break!! Buuuuut the year before before school, when I ruled my life and not them, I made 5 or 6 different types of ornaments. Then, this year, I've done the same. Which means I'll be posting them all throughout this and next week! 


from Gardners 2 Bergers

 I made these little snow ball ornaments with materials you probably have around the house. This would be a great project to do with elementary aged children. It's simple would be difficult to end up with something you wouldn't actually want on your tree, if you know what I mean.

Materials:

  • Elmer's Glue
  • Silver or White Glitter
  • Clear Glass Ornaments

Directions:

  1. Paint the clear ornament with glue. I painted some ornaments all over and some only half of the way up.
  2. Pour Epsom Salts into a flat container or a plate, and sprinkle glitter into them.
  3. Roll the ornament in the mixture and until covered and dry upside down. Yup, it's that easy.

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You can see how they look on our tree. I like how textural they are and the glitter adds some sparkle when they're in the tree. I do a mostly white tree, with just a few pops of blue and green.  There's a chevron ornament I made two years ago, it was lightly inspired by Anthro's chevron ornament. 

from Gardners 2 Bergers

Lastly, you can see one here, on the table, laying next to the Snow Globe Ornament. This image was  from Saturday's post about How to Display your Christmas Cards.  I shared what we've been doing and it works great! I totally recommend it and everyone has ohh-ed and ahh-ed over it since we put it up. Are you ready for Christmas yet? I haven't even begun to shop- I refuse to freak out about it, but it's going to be a mad rush this weekend! 

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3 comments:

  1. These are really cute! I host a craft group with my 7th graders. I could make these with them in January if we did a snow theme.

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