I have been warning you all about my Christmas crafts, I have sooooo many to share! Let’s just jump right into it! Today I am sharing DIY glitter snowballs which are actually a fun project to get the kids involved with. It does involve copious amounts of glitter, but it is worth all of the mess. I even share how to minimize that mess, a little. With kids there is almost always a mess, just how things work.
We have a white Christmas about 50% of the time here in Wisconsin, this year I do not see it happening. We have had a very warm winter so far. My kids are feeling a little bummed about the no snow situation. I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a winter wonderland “white” Christmas in the house. I made these DIY glitter snowballs. There are so many amazing crafts this time of year to do, as if I was not busy enough I always add a bunch of new crafts to my to-do list. I need to stay off of the internet this time of year. I see too many ideas and always want to make some of my own.
I had seen these magical DIY glitter snowballs all over the interwebs. I was determined to make some of my own. I purchased white Styrofoam balls and white glitter. Also some crafting glue. These are really easy to make, and I am tempted to get a bunch of more of these to put everywhere in my home!
I put a bunch of glitter down on a plate.
I am almost always creating something around here, and my kids blissful ignore me during most of my DIY time. My two oldest were at school, and Gavin saw that glitter was involved. Just look at his eyes, he is in a glitter coma or something. He has lost his glitter mind! I ended up gaining a little helper for the rest of this project.
I used a paint brush that has now become my official gluing paint brush. I painted glue on the whole surface of the ball.
Roll the ball around the glitter.
Gavin and I had a system down, I painted the glue on and he added the glitter. He said “I am a good glitter-er Mommy.” He has a future in glitterizing everything, he was that good!
Let the newly glitter snowballs dry. Most of the glitter stays on it once you let it dry. They looked so magical all grouped together.
In the study my kids have a designated “kid” tree. They create ornaments daily for this tree and get to go crazy with it. I made this little winter wonderland area with sparkly sticks and leaves. I added a few pine cones as well to warm up the space. These little snowballs worked perfectly with this. I created my own white Christmas because mother nature is not going by our holiday calendar this year.
These little DIY glitter snowballs were so fun to make, and my little assistant Gavin had fun also. These would be a fun project for the whole family to do together.
All of the other little additions to this I purchased from Michaels. The pine cones came from walks we have gone on in the past. It was super easy to throw this little tablescape together under the kids Christmas tree.
So this is how I added just a little snow to my home. So far the weather has been so mild here, it is still early in the season but if no snow comes I am ready to still make the season glittery and magical with these DIY glitter snowballs. If no snow happens for Christmas then we can just skip to summer weather. I grew up in sunny San Diego California and always wanted snow during Christmas. I do not need the snow in Janruary, Christmas is where the snow loving is at! Time will tell this year. Living here, that is one of my favorite parts, having snow on Christmas. With Thanksgiving down it is full steam ahead for Christmas and I am excited for Christmas. Having little ones makes this time of year feel so magical. They are into the show of it all. We always have an overload of family get together and I adore it!
Have you started decorating for Christmas? Monday I will be sharing my Christmas home tour!