Thursday, March 25, 2010

How To Make Snowball Table Decorations

Snowballs make wonderful table decorations and you can make them using white Styrofoam balls. White Styrofoam balls come in all sizes. They come in 1" 1.5" 2" 2.5" 3" and 4 inches. You can either get them from Wal-Mart, JoAnns Fabric, or any craft supply store. A package of a dozen Styrofoam ball come for approximately 2 to 3 dollars depending on its size or where you buy them from. The job is moderately easy for anyone who is interested in craft and room d├ęcor.

To make some snowball table decorations, you would need;

One large sheet of thick cardboard
Craft string
One roll of wax paper
One bottle of water-soluble craft glue
Some white clay
One box of tacks
One can of spray fixative
Some glitter
Some Styrofoam balls
Some drawings of snowflakes

Step 1
Roll some pieces of white clay about 1/4-inch thick, and smooth them around the foam balls.

Step 2
Press in two small blue beads for the eyes and make the eyebrows with small pieces of rolled clay. Then make some different shaped mouths using the eraser end of a pencil.

Step 3
Cut a circle large enough to wrap around the Styrofoam ball and apply some tacky glue on the Styrofoam ball. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Step 4
Starting with the bottom tier of the snowball tree; arrange the 3-inch Styrofoam balls in a ring on a flat, newspaper-covered surface with hot glue. Make the glue contact points on the inside of the ring. Use the 2-inch balls to make the second tier ring. Hot glue the ring to the bottom tier making sure to center the second ring on top of the first one. Do the same for the remaining tiers; reducing the number of the size of the balls for each tier.

Step 5
Top off your snowball tree with a final 4 inch ball at the top. Give the entire tree a coat of white glue thinned with a little water to make it easier to brush on. Place the glued tree onto a large sheet of newspaper and sprinkle liberally with white glitter and/or artificial snow flakes. Allow to dry.

Step 6
When the glue has dried, place the snowball tree on a framed mirror and place in the center of your table. Fill the inside cavity of the tree with the 50-lite string of twinkle lights and allow for the cord to run off the table. A white extension cord will make this an easy task.

Step 7
Hang small ornaments using stick pins onto the balls of the tree. Arrange related figurines around the base. Complete the tableau by sprinkling additional glitter and artificial snow around the base of the tree and other decorations.

Warning
Try not to give much importance on making the batting perfectly smooth, as the imperfections will make your snowballs look more realistic

Tip
Use large spherical paper lanterns as they make wonderful snowball table decorations.

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