Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sonny's Snowy Balls

  Yes thats right, these are Sonny's Snowy Balls , giggle.

 Its 39 degress here in NC but the likelihood of having snow is sorta slim, now or at Christmas, so I thought I'd do what my Motto says and make a dream come true, one design at a time.

I found some clear glass balls on sale and considered using script paper in them but then I thought, no I want a winter wonder land this year and the only way to have that is to make my own..

  Last year I showed off my Santa in the Snow- which was actually powdered milk, since the epson salts I KNEW I had was missing about the time I was ready to put my display together.. Isnt that always the way it happens?   around here, yep..
 In case any of ya'll were'nt visiting then, here he is..  yes, thats powered milk on the tray and trees.
As it seems to happen with me, again I was ready to work on some holiday decor for my tree. I am trying to get ready, so when my relatives from Italy arrive on the 28th of november, the house is all decorated and I can just enjoy visiting with them.. So I start to make my "snowy balls"..  
Clear glass balls -- check
Silver balls from the dollar store--Check
elmers glue /half n half with water--check
old brush with frayed bristles--check
pan made of used and washed , then carefully folded tin foil--check
powdered milk---- ahhhh, NOOO
deep sigh, its tough not being fully prepared when one sits down among all their, oh so professional tools, to get crafting.`~!

   it would mean getting dressed . make up, hair fixed and I mean seriously, who doesnt wear their crafting clothes for such a project, otherwise known as footie jammies..  These are my lucky Crafting Footie Jammies, I MUST wear these if a project is going to turn out right.. Ya'll have a pair of these, right?
  umm if I put on some cute boots can I just go to the store without changing?  
 OK the answer is no and that means I'd have to get dressed..  so putting on my special Sonny Skull for Thinking Cap, I decided to scour the house for something else that could possible pass as SNOW..

 Idea no. 1-- I have corn flakes- could crush those and try to spray paint them white..  did Ya'll know if you try to spray paint crumbled corn flakes they fly into the air and land all over every dang thing?  well. leemme tell ya,  THEY DO..
::  warning ::  dont try to comb the still wet with spray paint corn flakes out of your hair::  just a little tip I learned during this project..  :):)

Idea no. 2--  comet cleanser?  its powdery, its white, it STINKS  --so noooooooo again.

Idea no. 3-- Splenda?   oh mercy that'll cost a fortune and probably be attractive to bugs and I am phobic about bugs..

 Lets check the daughters room... awww  there's a basket of bath stuff someone gave her last year for her birthday.....  Do I spy Lavendar Bath salts- YES I do.. yeaaaaaaaaaaa
 I can see its the right color and texture- I zip open the bag and the scent almost knocks me and the bath salts in the floor..    I decide to use it.  It works and the house actually has nice lavendar scent which fortunately doesnt last long.. good thing cause I am using fresh pine scent candles this year..

    Hung a few on the tree just to make sure they look like I wanted them too and yes indeedy, they do..
thanks so much for stopping by and reading the Saga of Sonny's Snowy Balls..

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