Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snow balls and a find:

Hi blog friends,

Well it gloomy here in VA today and I have plans to bake some cookies, but wanted to stop in and share a few things.

I received an email from Geesha who asked if I’d share a pic of my snow balls, cause she read my comment on Carmen’s blog about using newspaper as the core form for them.

So here they are!

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Yep, I could not justify purchasing Styrofoam to make them, as you all know~ Styrofoam is expensive, so I thought, What about newspaper!

It works great! Just ball it up to the size you want and cover with drywall compound. I did three thin layers of the compound, with a 12 hour drying in between each layer. So give it a try, you’ll love how prim they turnout.

While out yesterday, visiting my booths, I found the neatest thing.

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An old Singer pinking shears cutter! It’s in perfect shape and works! I’d never seen one and had to have it!  The vendor even gave me 20% off~ gotta love a bargain.

Well, off to bake some yummies!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Oh, and thank you sweet ladies for all your comments~ they truly fill my heart with joy.

Blessings, Jean


  1. Morning Jean...That singer pinking shears cutter is really a cool find. I've never seen one either..

    I think the Snow balls are just the cutest..I love it when we get creative and make do when something poses an expense factor like the foam balls. Carmen used the plastic bulbs and you used news paper..

    Have fun baking today!!

    Christmas Blessings

  2. Hi, Jean~
    Love the pinking shears cutter! What a great find!
    Wonderful idea to use newspaper to make snowballs...very creative! They look great too!
    Enjoy your baking! :)

  3. Jean,
    What a great find!! I've never seen one of those before.
    Great idea for making snowballs.

  4. Jean, you are too clever my friend. I keep wanting to make snowballs and I kept forgetting to stop and buy styro when we were out. Now I'm glad cuz I hear that they are expensive.
    THIS IS SUPER GREAT for my day today. This is what I'll be doing later. THANKS!!!!

  5. I was so excited about the balls that I forgot to tell you that I am amazed about the pinking cutter. I don't even know what they are are that they existed. Show us please when you use it!

  6. Your snowballs turned out great Jean! I bought some several years ago and love them - so many ways to display them. I'd been wanting to get more, but never saw them again. I know I should bite the bullet and make some one of these times - but, yikes - the mess I would make (my family has prohibited me from going near paint - I can only imagine what I would do with this stuff....) And what an awesome find with that pinking shears! Never ever saw one - or even knew they existed. Seriously cool! Have fun baking! (Need my addy??) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Hi Jean!
    I've never seen a pinking shear cutter like that. What a great find!!!
    Thanks for the tutorial on the snowballs ~ I'll have to give them a try when I have more time!!!
    Happy Baking!
    Prim Blessings

  8. Clever idea on the snow balls .. have to try
    this.. Awesoem bargain the pinking shear
    cutter love those bargain items..:-)
    Enjoy the Baking...
    Merry Christmas and many blessing ...
    hugs.. Ladybug

  9. I love seeing people use different ideas to come up with the same craft!!! Good idea on the newspaper. Styrofoam is too expensive. That contraption is neat. I have never seen an old pinking shear before. Merry Christmas. -Steph-

  10. I made mines using some styrofoam balls that I had, it was so fun and sticky, LOL. They looks awesome. Your are beautiful, nice idea using newspaper I will try this. Merry Christmas!

  11. Good idea! They came out really cool! I like how they are irregular like real snowballs!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  12. I hope you baked a few extra yummies for your friend across the pond???

    Love your booth find Jean! I could do with one of those!
    Have a great weekend!

  13. Wow oh wow! What a great find! I saw one at an antique shop here in NC. They wanted $125 for it. A bit much for my budget. I thought it was the coolest thing though.
    Love your snowballs!

  14. Hi, I'm trying the snowball thing with Joint compound have one layer on is it the same as drywall compound?