"Snow" Dipped Glass Ball Ornaments

We are rollin' over here! Are y'all enjoying this Christmas ornament overload? I am - I'm having a blast sharing my ornaments and man the other gals in this series are talented. Make sure you have a chance to visit them (links are all at the bottom!).

Today's "snow" dipped ornament is really simple and straightforward. The magic ingredient for the "snow" is epsom salt. Yes, your everyday epsom salt from the grocery store. The big, chunky pieces of salt are perfect for this.

Other than the salt, you'll need:

  • Glass ball ornament (I got mine from Michael's* - they were 40% off when I went last week!)
  • Mod Podge or glue
  • Paint brush
  • Small bowl

To get started, pour a healthy amount of epsom salt into your small bowl.

Brush a nice, thick layer of Mod Podge or glue onto the glass ball ornament. I liked using Mod Podge because it dries pretty quickly - faster than normal white glue. I brushed the Mod Podge about halfway up the ornament. I didn't worry about making a perfect edge because I wanted it to look imperfect. If you dipped the ornament in real snow, there wouldn't be a perfectly crisp line, would there? I didn't think so ;).

Dip the ornament into the epsom salt so that it covers the Mod Podged area completely. I found that dipping each part several times with a little pressure gave the best results. I found that I wasn't satisfied with the coverage using one layer of salt, so I waited for it to dry completely and the repeated the Mod Podge and dipping process once more.

Once everything is dry, gently tap the ornament to get rid of loose pieces of salt and you're done!

Voila - a "snow" covered glass ball ornament! I decided to keep mine very simple, but you could do so many things with this. You could add glitter, paint, etc. to make it something that suits your style.

Don't forget to check out the other awesome ornaments from Day 3!

handmade-holiday-ornaments Day 3

Yarn Ball Ornament by Remodelando la Casa | Mason Jar Ring Fabric Ornament by Mom 4 Real | Cranberry Rosemary Glass Ornament by The Happier Homemaker | DIY Wire Star Ornament by Bigger Than The Three Of Us | DIY Polaroid Photo Ornament by Lovely Etc. | Glitter Monogram Glass Ball by Serendipity Refined | "Snow" Dipped Glass Ball Ornament by May Richer Fuller Be | Terrarium Ornament by Whats Ur Home Story | Ribbon & Stick Christmas Tree Ornament by All Things G&D | Snowflake Christmas Wreath by Thrifty and Chic | Plaid Mason Jar Lid Ornament by Cherished Bliss | Red & White Ribbon Wrapped Ornaments by It All Started With Paint

*Disclosure: Some of the products used in this post were purchased with a gift card which I received from Michaels. Thank you, Michaels, for supporting my craftiness!

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  1. Love this and totally customizable!

  2. I'm dying to try epson salt, it does looks like snow. Love the look you gave the ball, like it was sitting on the snow for awhile. ;)

  3. Okay, I'm in love with this idea! So original and clever and wonderful!

    :) Linda

  4. Have always thought about putting the snow inside the globe and never outside. Clever!

  5. So cute! I love that these are so easy - you could definitely knock out a whole bunch of these in an afternoon!

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