Textured Snowball Centerpiece

by Jessica Watt, Jan 24 2018

 Brrr....It has been a cold January! It has snowed twice which is extra exciting for the south!  As much as I love watching the snow fall, I don't love being out in it. I'm more of a snuggle up in front of the fire with hot chocolate kind of girl! 

This is a great time of year to entertain your friends and family. Everything about the cold screams comfort food and what is better than sharing a warm meal around a beautiful, wintery tablescape complete with textured snowballs that you created!  That is why this project is perfect for all snow lovers. Whether you like to play in it, you like to enjoy it from your warm and cozy home, or you live in a place that doesn't see snow, your table will be transformed into a winter wonderland with this simple project!

Textured Snowball Centerpiece


What you will need:

  • Styrofoam balls (feel free to use different sizes)
  • Foam brush
  • Mod Podge (craft glue works too)
  • Epsom salt
  • Faux snow (2 cups per 5 snowballs)
  • Iridescent glitter (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 containers (one for the Epsom salt and one for the snow and glitter)

Load your foam brush with as much glue as you can and begin to dab the styrofoam ball making sure you have full coverage. I found it easier to pour my Epsom salt in a shallow container and rolled the ball in the salt being sure that it is fully covered. Continue to add salt to the container as needed. Once it is covered set it aside to dry while you continue to cover the remaining styrofoam balls in salt. When they are all dry you will repeat the step of covering the snowballs with glue but this time you will roll your snowballs in a mixture of faux snow and glitter. I found that mixing them together in another container was easier and a little less messy. 

Textured Snowball Centerpiece

When your snowballs are completely dry it is time to create a wintery centerpiece that will bring the beauty of the outside in!

Textured Snowball Centerpiece

I clipped some magnolia branches and holly for a pop of color and tucked them around my textured snowballs. I sent my kids on a hunt to find some pine cones and brushed them with white paint to give them a snowy look and added them to the table to carry out my snowy theme. I decided it was missing a little something so I went on a search for mason jars. I painted them with glue, rolled them in Epsom salt and added a small piece of jute around the top.  They are perfect for putting candles in to add a beautiful glow. Finally, I scattered some faux snow around my centerpiece and my wintery tablescape is complete!


Textured Snowball Centerpiece

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Happy crafting,


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