Friday, November 14, 2008

I'm ready for snow!

It's mid November and it can't decide if it's going to be summer or winter! One day it will be too chilly for the kids to dash outside, and the next minute they are out there without their shoes on, going up and down the slide.



I made a winter project for the Pink Paislee blog and I wanted to share it with you here as well. I meant to post it yesterday, but life got in the way and I had to work at the office, so I have it for you today.



I bought a planter on Clearance at Michael's for $3 which was perfect for a snowball container.


The rest of the supplies you need are a small circle punch, a hole punch, push pins, styrofoam balls, and a piece of Jack Frost from Pink Paislee's Tinsel Town line.

To create your snowballs is very simple. You just pierce the center of a punched circle and push it into the styrofoam. I didn't go with a specific pattern. I just simple pushed them in next to each other and slowly filled it out until I couldn't see the styrofoam anymore. For a fun detail and extra dimension I would pierce a small circle from a hole punch before the larger size.



To create the sign I used the Vintage Pop Alphas and filled in the image with a sharpie to help it stand out. I then covered a chipboard star with some Silver Berry Pixee Stix glitter, added my price tag, and set it up in the middle of my planter. I stuffed paper and covered it with some white felt, and then layered my snowballs around it.


This would be a fun decor item for the mantle with extra snowballs amongst the planter. I think I'm going to make ornaments for my tree too. All you'd need to do is create a loop and tie a bow, and the use a push pin and attach the bow to the top of the snowball, and use the loop to hang it from your tree.


I had a lot of fun with this project and it really made me anxious for Thanksgiving to be over so that I can take down the pumpkins and fall decor and break out my Christmas boxes. I think I have four of them, lol.
I have another winter/Christmas decor project with the Tinsel Town line that will be in the 30 days of gifts newsletter from Lifetime Moments. I think my project will post tomorrow. The newsletter started on Wednesday but if you'd like to sign up and get a daily gift or project idea you can do so here. I can't wait to share that project with you! I can post it after it is shared on the newsletter.
With all this Pink Paislee love you should also jet over to the Studio Calico blog. There is a delicious Tinsel Town prize pack as part of the Sneak Night Giveaway and it includes Pink Paislee press-ons, stamps, and ribbon in addition to the yummy paper goodness. Get over there quick!
Have a great Friday! It's almost the weekend! :)

17 comments:

  1. this is such a cute project. :) i might have to try this.

    -sarah

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  2. Oh, I love these, Davinie!!!
    I was looking for an idea for some kind of spheres to put in a black basket that I like to have on my dining room table and I think I just found it!!
    I love that it can be for after Christmas, too, (seeing as we usually have snow until April...)
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. such a cute project....this would be so cute as a gift for my daughter who just moved into her own place and will need some Christmas decorations! thanks!

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  4. Dainie, your Snowball Bucket is just awesome. Definitely can make a few. TFS the "recipe"!

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  5. Those are cute, cute, cute! What a great decoration for the holidays, while, until dh says something not smart, and then they are very handy and practical.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this - they are very cute. Might have a go at making these with my little girl as pressies :)

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  7. this snowball project is total cuteness!

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  8. Came to say HELLO back to you! Wasn't today just GORGEOUS! I am NOT ready for snow. Heck we never get any anyways. Do you guys go skiing alot?

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  9. Adorable project! Your creativity always amazes me!

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  10. What a stinkin' cute project girl! Love it! And I love your header too! I've been meaning to tell you that!

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  11. This is so cute Davinie!! Very clever!!

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  12. you are so creative. seriously. it kind of makes me want to vomit (in a good way) =)

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  13. Wow, Davinie! This project is SO adorable! I love those snowballs to pieces, and the tin container and sign are just precious, too. You are so talented and creative. Thanks so much for posting the instructions. I think I'm going to make these with my DD.

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  14. What an adorable project!!! I love your blog and all of your beautiful & creative projects!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. oh my garsh, these are PRECIOUS!

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