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How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home

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Several years ago, at a beautiful old home called Turkey Hill…

a very well-known hostess who is known for her entertaining

skills and repeatedly saying “It’s a Good Thing” – did a very bad thing.

How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home

Her goose was perfectly prepared, her apple cider had been hand-pressed

with heirloom apples she had cultivated and harvested herself,

French linens had been ironed with lavender water prepared with a

French variety of lavender imported from, well…France.

 How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home

Beeswax candles cast a soft and welcoming glow throughout

her home.  The art of perfection had been, well… perfected.


The guests were having a fabulous time. Cocktails were flowing

and gourmet canapes on polished silver trays made their way

around the room.  It was a magazine-worthy party – until….

How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home

- the following words were heard echoed down the hall of

Turkey Hill…

“Um, Martha – you’re out of toilet paper.”

{insert the screeching sound of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas}

To this day, the Hostess with the Mostess has never outlived

that horrific evening.

How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home  

Don’t be Marthafied this Christmas and New Years.

Make sure you head to Target and stock up on lots of

Cottonelle Triple Rolls.  And get a 12-pack while you’re at it.

(Martha wishes she had not been so miserly and only bought the 4-pack)


Here is even a handy-dandy coupon…

Click HERE.

Promotional Offer:

Visit your local Target and buy a Cottonelle Triple Roll 12-pack or larger and get a FREE box of Kleenex.

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you are ready to print please.)

*while supplies last


You’ve got enough to think about this holiday season…

let Target help you with one less worry.


 So what do Cottonelle and Snowballs have in common?
I know, I know.  You’re probably thinking this may be
one of the strangest crafts I’ve ever made, huh? Laughing
Welcome to the second part of this post…
Homemade with Love Christmas Craft Showcase at The Everyday Home
The All Things Home: Christmas Craft Showcase
Handmade with Love
How to Make Snowball Ornaments
I am happy to be participating in this super fun event with
14 other creative Bloggers.  I will post the entire
schedule of all Bloggers at the end.  You will LOVE these
Craft Projects everyone is sharing.
I have had this craft on the creative brain for quite some time.
You know…one of those projects that kinda nags at you
until you do it.  Laughing
How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home
I have wanted to create Snowballs using toilet paper decoupaged
onto inexpensive plastic Dollar Store ornaments.
I had no clue if it would work… but when you are writing a
post for Cottonelle,  you figure it’s just as good of time as any
to see if you are a crafting genius or you’ve got nothing but
toilet paper between your ears. Laughing
How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home
I started by tearing toilet paper into 1-2″ rough pieces.
Then using Modge Podge, I worked in small areas by
coating the ornament with MP,  then pressing the bits of
tissue into the decoupage medium.  I would follow up by
brushing some MP over the bits of attached paper.
It was a goopy mess.  Laughing
How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home
While the ornament was still goopified
I quickly rolled it into faux snow.  I patted it on and squished it
into the wet decoupaged TP.
Then, I stood back and had my “Oh yes! Who needs Martha!” moment.
I am pretty sure I heard the Snowball Angels singing…
How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home
I made four snowballs and placed them on a white pedestal plate.
Surrounded by balsam and mini red and clear ornaments…
they’re downright heavenly.
How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home
I am thinking of going out and buying another one
of those Cottonelle Triple-Packs and making
enough snowballs to create a wreath.
Yep…sounds pretty huh? Laughing
(Back off, Martha – it’s MY idea!)
I would love you it if you would pin this project…
How to Make Snowballs by The Everyday Home
Here is a mini-recap of some of the
Christmas happenings at The Everyday Home:
(click on the image to go to this project)
$4 Goodwill Sweater Pillows by The Everyday Home
How to Make a Lighted Dough Bowl by The Everyday Home
How to Make a Lighted Birch Log Basket by The Everyday Home
A Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape by The Everyday Home

Did you join

The Everyday Home’s 1st Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange

with THIRTY Blogs and Cookie Recipes?

- and if you missed the 2013 Christmas Home Tour
Join me tomorrow for -
Please visit these Blogs to see what fabulous Craft Projects
they are sharing with everyone…
Monday, Dec 9th  

Marty’s Musings

Crafty Texas Girls

The Frugal Homemaker

Deja Vue Designs

House on the Way

Tuesday, Dec 10th

Worthing Court

Petticoat Junktion

Girl in the Garage

My Soulful Home

Pet Scribbles

Wednesday, Dec. 11

The Everyday Home

Plum Doodles

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Create and Babble

Sweet Pea



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  1. Barb, I love your balls! (tee-heee). You come up with some way-out ideas, but that’s you ! Seriously, these are too cute. And hey, If you run out of toilet paper……you always have the balls.

  2. If you ever get stranded on an island with only toilet paper and Mod Podge, you could probably build a raft and float yourself out of there. But be sure to save a square or two for when you need to do your business.

    These are seriously cute and creative!

  3. How fun are these. I love it. Such a really cute idea. Hugs, Marty

  4. It sure did look like a goopy mess but the end result is beautiful! Great idea!

  5. Seriously, these are amazing! Very life like. I totally am not as creative as I think I am. How in the world did you come up with this idea?

  6. I was so shocked when I saw that your snowballs were crafted with TP. What a great idea! You can use them after Christmas in a winter vignette.

  7. First of all, you crack me up! Seriously though, these snowballs are fabulous. Pinned!

  8. Marianne Laney says:

    I got glow in the dark glitter from Martha Halloween collection…I think that would add an extra element!

  9. This is a great post, Barb. Well written, funny and a great project! Rock on!

  10. Barb, you never disappoint! I don’t even think Martha would be so resourceful to make gorgeous ornaments with toilet paper, LOL. Happy to be on this crafting tour with you! ;)

  11. They remind me of those snowball cupcakes. I wouldn’t have guessed tp at all!

  12. Well good thing you used TP and not the Sears and Roebuck paper…cute…Martha would be jealous!

  13. Those look almost good enough to eat! So pretty! Happy to be ‘touring’ with you! :)

  14. Oh my gosh that is the best snowball. I can’t wait to tell the crafting sisters what ornament we are making next year. Thanks for sharing. ALaina

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