DIY Snow Balls


How-To Guides / Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Somewhere, in a designer window, I saw a large basketful of huge balls of yarn in beautiful colors. So pretty. So warm and wooly. But, too expensive. STOP THINKING ABOUT THEM!

I decided to make some smaller ones. And then came the idea to create different textures and designs, like the look of warm, nubby sweaters. All in white. YES!

I found some shimmery, white, thick yarn at the craft store. It was on sale for $2.50 per skein. I picked up some Styrofoam balls at the Dollar Tree. I don’t know how to knit, this is all glue, baby.

 

Maybe a basket of these will inspire a spontaneous snowball fight in the living-room, Christmas morning! Or, we can hang them on the tree, or put them in the window, since Texas needs snow!

I still think these would be beautiful in MUCH larger sizes. I thought of buying pearl pins to stick in them too…but hey, this post is about being content. So, I will thoroughly enjoy them exactly as they are. Here are my favorite designs.

 

Spiral Ball

Make a pinwheel in your fingers and attach it to the ball with hot glue.

Roll the yarn around the ball gently, stopping to glue occasionally. Leave a tail for hanging.

 

  

 Loopy Ball

Ok, this is different. But not hard. Firs, decide how long you want your loops. Glue one end of the yarn to the ball, put a drip of hot glue where you want the loop to end, and stick the yarn to that spot, pushing it in with the tip of your finger.

Leave the same amount of yarn loose for each loop. It doesn’t have to be exact. The loops should be glued down randomly. No need to stress about the pattern.

 

 

Nubby ball

This is my fav. It is so sweater-like. Cut about 18 inches of yarn and tie half-knots, with about an inch between, along the whole length. Make sure they are loose.

Glue each knot to the ball, placing them close so the inch of slack is loose. Make another string of knots until the ball is covered.

 

 

Rosy Ball

Make a pinwheel in your fingers and hot glue it to the ball.

Cover the ball with various size pinwheels, leaving a tail behind to wrap between the pinwheels and cover the gaps.

 

Have one we didn’t think of? Tell us about it in the comments!

 

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