Bucket of Snowballs {Salvaged Sunday}

by GettingFreedom on December 17, 2011

One of my favorite parts of Winter is snow.  I know some people think I’m weird, but I’m okay with that. {I like to think of myself as a limited edition :) } An impromptu snowball fight on a snow day {or weekend} is great fun!

To show off our love of snow–we created a snowball bucket for our front porch for every guest to see.  Originally we were going to use varying textures of yarn.  But once we got started, I realized that it wasn’t the look and feel and I was hoping to create. 

Thankfully I kept onto an old pillow!  The stuffing quickly became our “snow”. Which made this entire project come from salvaged materials.  Yippee!


 Our snowballs kind of got out of hand {I blame that on my 9 year old assistant. :) }.  But, this picture does make them  look a little crazier than what they actually are.  

To create your own Bucket of Snowballs you will need::

Scrap Newspaper or other Scrap Paper {or you could use foam balls}

Batting or Pillow Stuffing

Bucket {we spray painted an old metal bucket we already had}

Spray Adhesive {or other glue}

Foam Board/Markers {for sign}

Spray your foam balls with adhesive and attach the batting.  Fill up your bucket about 2/3 of the way with old newspapers or boxes.  Add in your snowballs.  Make your sign out of a small piece of foam board.  Attach some batting to the top for the final touch. ;)


Too bad they aren’t real!  I’m ready for a snowball fight.  What about you?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessi @ Quirky Cookery December 18, 2011 at 2:23 am

Ha, these are awesome. I don’t think they look too crazy and can definitely see how this would work better than various yarns. I’m ready for a snowball fight now, too!


Miriam December 19, 2011 at 11:21 am

So, the silly thing about this is that I was (am!) really tired this weekend, and when I read the post title I read “Budget of Snowballs”. I clicked over all eager to read a financial post on snowballing debt or saving up for goals, etc… to discover it was about making fake snowballs out of pillow stuffing!! Hahahahaha!! Very cute though :) But I didn’t get any great “a-ha!” moments for financial goals for 2012 :P


GettingFreedom December 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

@Miriam, LOL! You are a hoot! I do have plenty posts like that planned for the new year, though. :)


Amy @ MomsToolbox December 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm

We don’t get many snowballs down in Houston! :)


GettingFreedom December 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

@Amy @ MomsToolbox, I bet not! You would almost have to make fake snowballs in order to enjoy a snowball fight!


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