Do you wanna learn how to diy indoor snowball decor for your home or table’s centerpiece?
Who doesn’t love making snowballs? Isn’t that (and making a snowman) the first thing that comes to mind when you see freshly fallen snow?
You want to take that snow and make a pile of snowballs. (And if you decide to have a snowball fight – even better!)
But the one thing with snowballs is that they are fleeting. They melt when it gets warm. They disappear until the next snowfall.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could bring snowballs indoors and use them as part of your winter decorations?
That they wouldn’t melt and ruin your stuff. That part is key!
Well…I’ve got ya. I’ve created these super cute and super easy diy indoor snowballs to use as decor around your house, or as I did ~ on a winter wonderland tablescape.
And the best part about these easy diy faux snowballs ~ you will be recycling Christmas ornaments!
Supplies for DIY Indoor Snowballs
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- Round Christmas ornaments
- White spray paint
- Spray adhesive, or mod podge
- Epsom salt
- Silver glitter
- Bowl and spoon
How to Make Fake Snowballs for Decor
Step 1: Prep your Christmas ornament to transform it into a faux snowball
Remove the holder from the Christmas ornament and wipe the ornament clean of any dirt or debris.
Step 2: Spray paint your ornament
Unless you are starting with already white ornaments, you will want to spray paint them white.
I used clear round ornaments that I had from a year ago. But you can easily use any colored ornament that you no longer want.
In a well-ventilated room, or outside, lay down newspaper or a drop cloth to protect your surface from the spray paint.
Place the ornaments with the tops of them facing down, onto your newspaper.
Apply 2 to 3 coats of white spray paint.
*Note: these don’t need to be perfectly white as you will be covering them in the next step.
Step 3: Transform your white Christmas ornaments into DIY snowballs that won’t melt
Take your Epsom salt and add about one cup to a bowl. (Epsom salt is really cool in that it looks so much like snow.)
Now add about one teaspoon of silver glitter to the bowl. Mix the Epsom salt and glitter together.
You don’t want to add too much glitter, or your faux snowballs will look more like silver glitter balls. The silver glitter adds sparkle to your diy snowball and will make it look like the sun was bouncing off it.
Lay down newspaper to protect your work surface from the spray adhesive and fake snow mixture.
Divide your work area in half. One side will be for spraying the adhesive and the other side for applying the fake snow.
First, spray your ornament with the spray adhesive over one side of your work area. If you don’t have spray adhesive, you can brush on Mod Podge instead.
Next, move to the other side of your work surface where you have the bowl of fake snow. You can either roll the adhesive-covered ornament around in the mixture, or you can hold the ornament above the bowl and spoon the Epsom salt/glitter snow onto the faux snowball.
Whichever process you prefer.
*Tip: I “held” the ornament by putting my finger into the ornament opening.
Then gently tap off any excess fake snow back into the bowl, so it can be reused to create the next diy snowball.
Continue this process until your ornament is covered completely with the fake snow.
Voila! Your diy fake snowball is finished.
Don’t you love how it glitters and sparkles like a real snowball!
Check out how the diy indoor snowball decor looks on my Winter Wonderland tablescape. Too cute!