Snow Ball Tin Container DIY

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Loving this cold weather? Brrrr . . . Snowy days are perfect for making indoor DIY winter decorations. Why not bring the beauty of outdoors in with this adorable snow ball container craft project. It's a great way to recycle those tin cans you're about to throw out and to spruce up your home after the holidays.
Start by removing the covering and any adhesive residue from a large tin container like a coffee can.
Next, make a stencil out of cardstock for the wording and embellishments. I found a fun site called Rapid Resizer that shows you how to make a word or picture stencil in almost any font and size to print out. Once you've printed the wording, cut out the letters using a craft or exacto knife.
For letters like o's and a's, you will need to make a "bridge" by dividing the letters to keep the centers intact. Apply painter's tape to stencil and attach to can.
Dry brush on paint to stencil and . . .
then remove. Let dry.
Add Snow-Tex to letters using toothpicks for a dimensional "snowy" effect.
Have fun adding Snow-Tex to letters and on decorative patterns!
Top off with faux snowballs to complete the look!
Baby it's cold outside!
Suggested materials:
  • Large tin can   (Recycle)
  • Handmade cardstock stencils   (rapidresizer.com)
  • Craft knife/painter's tape, sponge brush, tooth picks
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Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Jud1597363 Jud1597363 on Jan 11, 2017
    Where can I find snow Tex?

  • Becky Becky on Nov 19, 2017
    What are the snowballs made from? Are they styrafoam glass ornaments?

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