Pre-Decking the Halls!

November 11, 2012
I have a couple more little projects that I worked on this weekend in preparation for Christmas decorating.

First, I bought this very gold cherub figurine at a consignment shop for $5. He stands about 20" tall.

I toned him down a bit with Rustoleum Heirloom White paint, but not the spray paint. I used an almost dry brush and sort of dabbed the paint on lightly.

Now he looks like this...

I like him much better.

I had a bag of Dollar Tree foam balls I purchased recently to make some sort of Christmas ornament.
Ten to a bag.

I squeezed them a little so they weren't so perfectly round.

Then I stuck them on skewers and stood them up in some florist foam. (Also from the dollar store).

Then I painted the snowballs with Heirloom white.

When they were dry, I poured some mica snow on a paper plate, and diluted some Mod Podge in a baggy with water.

Then I stuck the foam balls on a stick in the glue baggy mixture and then rolled them in the mica snow on the paper plate. If a spot seemed to bare, I sprinkled a little more snow on with my fingers.

Here are my ten crafty snowballs.

For photo purposes I have posed my little snowballs with a vintage Tonka dump truck and a vintage look snowman figurine.

Still crafting and pre-decking!

Joining Rebecca for Meet Me Monday.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I wish I had tried your method when I made snowballs last year! I used thin quilt batting topped with glitter, and it was a royal mess!

    Love your truck. I've got a cousin to yours with a green truck bed.

  2. Your angel is absolutely angelic!! And those snowballs rock!

  3. your angel is just beautiful and the snowballs are perfect with the snowman! Love them both.

  4. Love the new look on the angel. Those snowballs I may just have to copy.

  5. oh my gosh that truck filled wit snow balls is so cute!! You are so crafty and clever!!

  6. Both projects turned out beautifully. The snow balls are perfect and the cherub looks like a million bucks! I like it much better white.

  7. You are having entirely too much fun without me! I wish I was there dabbling in mica and tonka trucks with you. Sigh. Keep up the good work. The folded page books are completely intriguing too. Love the look!

  8. I love both of your idea's...but especially love the snowballs! They look so cute in that little truck. I've got to start thinking about Christmas and think I'll try making some snowballs for myself. Thank you for sharing how you did it Carlene.

  9. how fun! and so cute too. That little cherub looks like he may be announcing "Pre-Decking the Halls" ~~~Pat

  10. Oh my goodness! You are tempting me here with all this Christmas fun! (No. Must wait til the 23rd, must wait til the 23rd, must wait til the 23rd...) lol

    Those snowballs are so stinkin' cute! I love the vignette you put together with them. Adorable!

    That sweet little cherub is so pretty! Just this morning I was searching etsy & ebay for an angel. I would have scooped him up in a heartbeat for $5!

  11. Another great couple of projects Carlene. You really have been busy. Love the snowballs in the truck. so cute by Mr. snowman. You have found some fun pieces to give your magical white touch.

  12. Love the snowballs in that truck! So cute!

  13. Love, love the snowballs!!! How creative!!! The little cherub is so pretty! Great inspiration!

  14. Love the snowballs and cherub is better. Great projects.


  15. Hi Carlene,

    You are one crafty lady! Those snowballs are perfect; that mica snow is megamazing!Kudos to you for inspiring me to get with the program already and start some serious Christmas creations!

    Poppy :)

  16. You're like the Energizer Bunny of crafting!! Love your snowball technique... the oodles of real ones out my back door just don't hold up inside! TFS! :)

  17. I never think of buying something and then painting it. I'm loving that cherub. Your ornaments turned out so pretty, but I love your dump truck and that cute snowman. You're making me want to start my Christmas decorating, but I have 30 people for T'gvng dinner, and I have to get through that before I can start. laurie

  18. Your snowball truck is adorable. I saw those balls at the store the other day and had no clue what to do with them. Great idea.

  19. Carlene... I LOVE the new look of your cherub! You got it perfect!!!! I look forward to see what you do with the little angel!
    Please join us for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky party. Your project would be perfect to share! Linky goes live tonight (Wednesday) at 8:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

  20. Can't wait to see what you do with all these! That cherub would just look lovely in my living room. . .LOL

  21. Cute...cute...cute! What a wonderful transformation your angel has undergone. Beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing your snowball project, too. they look darling in the back of your little pick up truck.
    Carolynn xo

  22. I have been getting a bit excited about decorating for Christmas this year, I want to pull the tree out now and get decorating! I love the little balls in the back of he truck, very cool idea :)

  23. OK Carlene...I am totally envious of that cherub!! $5??? Total score! I really love the white better too! The snowballs are genius and I'm going to be looking for those little foam balls at my Dollar Store. They look so darn cute in that vintage truck (which I know want to look for also!) and the snowman is darling! Nice vignette!

  24. You make me wish I had a gold cherub! It is fabulous now! The snowballs in the dump truck is such a cute idea!!
    I wish I was organized enough to "pre-deck" I am always doing everything at once...sigh, maybe next year!

  25. Now aren't you clever! That angel looks wonderful!

  26. Carlene, I love your snowballs!! They are wonderful. What fun you'll have with those in decorating for Christmas.
    Mary Alice

  27. Wow!! Love them. How easy is that...

  28. okay...I want to make those for sure!!!! Love them in the dump truck next to Frosty!

  29. Easy, easy... I have the styrofoam balls from a giveaway I won and I have the snow glitter at school... Now I've gotta make some!


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