Monday, December 6, 2010

DIY - Holiday Edition - Snowball Fight!

First things first: Be sure to enter for your chance to win some yummy smelling LaLicious products we're giving away over HERE!

Crazy ideas for DIY projects tend to pop in my head... (You can see a DIY gone wrong over here) This was one of them after seeing this cool little wreath on CB2's blog (check out their photo on the right). Martha also has a lovely little recipe for her version of a snowball wreath.

Well, I decided to do my own thang (yes, I just said THANG! What?). I think I did pretty dang awesome!

Here's the list of supplies you'll need:
- Low Temp Foam Glue
- Hot glue gun - you need a glue gun that has a high and low temp setting. I didn't even know mine had this! The regular hot glue will just melt your Styrofoam into a hot mess, so you want it on the low setting with the low temp foam glue
- Foam Wreath Form - 12"
- 1" foam balls - 16 pack
- 1 1/2" foam balls - 2, 12 packs
- 2" foam balls - 2, 12 packs
- 2 1/2" foam balls - 2, 6 packs
- Clear plastic ornament balls - I used 7 and removed the metal hanging piece
- Ribbon - I used fancy red satin ribbon with wire.

Then get to work!

Hubby was kind enough to gently shove the clear ornament balls on the wreath form.
I secured them with glue around the rim after they were in place.
Love that Hubby put my foamy balls in mixing bowls. He knows how OCD I am about my crafts...
Making progress... Total, it took me a little over 2 hours from start to finish.
It takes some patience because you have to hold the important balls in place while the glue dries. It would also have been a little bit of a faster process had Will decided to stay in his bed...there was a lot of pauses to take him back to bed throughout the course of this project.
 Almost done. A few minutes before I got to this point, I started using more of the bigger balls and saving the smaller ones to fill in gaps. Don't be afraid to slice off a little bit of the Styrofoam to help nestle your balls in a little closer. Because close nestled balls...are a good thing!
See? These are some cozy balls...
Now all it needs is a bow on top!
Here he is! (It's a he, obviously...on account of all of the balls) Hanging so nicely in our tiny hallway. I love walking by all day, everyday, seeing my fine craftsmanship! Just a constant reminder of how awesome I am...

I just made a loop with the ribbon so I could hang it up and secured it with glue on the back.
I tied the ribbon and then glued that on too. Easy peasy!

I think this is my favorite holiday craft, and probably the one I'm most proud of. What's yours?

Need some inspiration? Centsational Girl is hosting a Holiday Home Craft link up party. Lots of awesome holiday crafty things to feast your eyes on!


  1. Cute! It almost looks like a bunch of bubbles!

  2. Super cute! Love your OCD bowls and that you gave it a gender. Too funny!

  3. Laughing that it is a "he" and oh do I know about upping the amount of time a craft can take with kids! I said the same thing in my post! The wreath is just fun! Great job!

  4. That has got to be the cutest wreath I've seen!


  5. that is fantastic! looks so much like bubbles and soap...wonderful!

  6. Oh my gosh, adorable! Nice job.
    And yeah, those are some cozy balls.

  7. Very cute! I love how clean and pretty it is.

  8. I love the snowball wreath!! It's great. Very clever.

  9. Its very pretty for a hallway.

    I have posted a giveaway on my blog. It is a gift card from CSN stores and I would love if you all could enter!

  10. very cute! i think I might have to make this for my winter decorations!!

  11. That is SERIOUSLY cute!!! Don't you love when the hubbys really help out! :)


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