11.14.2014

"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!

Pin It!

10 comments:

  1. Love this and totally customizable!

    ReplyDelete
  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. ;)

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

    :) Linda

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  6. The cute number had vintage gold buttons running timberland outlet uk down the front and she wore the piece with black opaque tights and peeptoe ankle boots. She’s really come into timberland outlet sale her own since splitting up with on-screen boyfriend Ricky Rayment, and Jessica Wright is doing anything but sitting home and cheap timberland boots feeling blue to get over the heartbreak.

    ReplyDelete
  7. اهم شركات كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذكل شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة وتنظيف بجدة ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر وكشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل والقطيف والخبر والدمام
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

    ReplyDelete
  8. اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بمكة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل عفش بينبع
    شركة نقل عفش بالخرج
    شركة نقل عفش بالقصيم

    ReplyDelete
  9. the 3 century watch from Designer handbags seventeenth Century, can be said to be the golden age for the development of the art of handbag replica watchmaking, deeply influenced the process of technology today watch. Watches Replica the practical performance in twentieth Century has been replaced by a more compact watch, watch technology is also Replica Rolex Watches transferred to the continued development of the watch. Therefore, when people watch this timepiece style re UK Replica watches .

    ReplyDelete

If you enjoyed this post, have a question, or just want to say hey, please leave a comment! I read each comment and love to respond (usually by email), so check your inbox if you don't see a response below!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips