Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Recycled egg carton jingle bell snowball ornament



If you don’t have a lot of money to invest in decorating your Christmas tree, why not recycle?  Although I have a varied assortment on my Christmas tree I bet an entire tree with a ton of these snowball ornaments would be awesome!  They are so easy and the hardest part is waiting for the snow paint to dry.  This week I'm focusing on easy ornaments so come back for more...christmas is almost upon us and quick and easy is the name of the game!

You will need:

Egg carton

Scissors

Dimensional glitter snow (It comes in a jar)

Masking tape

Gold or silver cord

Paintbrush or palette knife

Jingle bell for each snowball (optional)

Waxed paper or a pencil for drying the snowballs

1.     Cut two egg carton sections right at the area where it turns into a bowl.  (See photo)


2.     Line the two sections of egg carton together. Trim it so it matches as closely as possible.  It’s ok if there are small open areas because you will be taping it together.

3.     Cut a Cut 6-inch a piece of silver cord, make a loop and using a piece of masking tape attach to the inside of one of the sections.  If desired place a jingle bell inside and attach the two sections together with some additional masking tape.






4.     Apply some glitter snow all around the entire snowball making sure you cover all the taped areas.  Thread the loop through a pencil and securing each end hang till dry.  Optionally you may dry the snowballs on waxed paper but when they are you may need to add some additional snow the area where they were set down.  Let the glitter snow dry completely and hang on the tree.