DIY Frosty Snowball Ornaments

3 Materials
10 Minutes
Want super easy DIY Christmas ornaments that look chic and stylish? Then you've found the right project.
Get the full tutorial HERE!
Using clear glass craft ornaments (from the craft store or even a thrift store- that's where I found mine!) add some of the SECRET INGREDIENT to the ornament and swirl it all around, including the neck, and dump the excess out.

( CLICK to find out the secret ingredient! )
Now you're ready for your icy "snow". AND, we'll be putting the "snow" inside the ornament, so it won't decorate your floor like glitter does! And the snow I'm using? Salt!
To fill in the gaps, I used some white iridescent glitter, which blended wonderfully with the salt to create a that icy, snowy, frosty look! Plus, the glitter added just a touch of shimmer, but not over the top shine!
Once I was happy with the look, I carefully replaced the cap (the method on my blog keeps the hanging wire from scraping the sides!!) and hung it on my tree.
SO, so pretty- just like a little snowball hanging on our tree. But my favorite part is that none of the "stuff" will come off- on my hands, my tree, or my floor. And my ornament is 3 years old now and looks just the same!
Suggested materials:
  • Clear glass ornaments   (Craft Store or Thrift Store)
  • Salt   (Grocery Store)
  • Secret Ingredient   (Check out my blog for the reveal!)
Sadie Seasongoods
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
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  • Laurie Powell Laurie Powell on Dec 19, 2015
    Could you use Epsom Salt?

  • MaryKY MaryKY on Dec 24, 2015
    I wonder how it would work with the pink Himalayan salt? Has anyone tried? I like the effect of the salt - to me, it's a more natural "snowball" effect than glitter.

  • Robin Sute Robin Sute on Feb 05, 2019

    Can you use plastic ornaments?

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  • Gordon Betsill Gordon Betsill on Dec 24, 2015
    I suppose it all depends on what type 'look' one is going for. For ornaments I want it to have a high sparkle factor which cannot be achieved with salt. But as with anything else, one of not right or just depends on the look one is going for. Thank you.

  • Lba3380155 Lba3380155 on Sep 28, 2016
    You can put a family ( I used my grandaugther's ) picture that I had to take to be digitally done so it would be very thick on the paper, put it inside the Christmas bowl and then used red or any glitter color and they looked beautiful !