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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 28 November 2012


Hello dear ones and welcome to my HOME!

"Where we love is home.
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and you're all filled with the Christmas spirit! 

Today I thought I would share the most viewed post from last week. Still Woods Farmhouse shared with us her mini vacation in in Dollywood, TN. Isn't this Christmas chapel simply adorable! If you would like to take a step back in time, then please take a moment and visit her blog. 

Today I am sharing another Christmas craft. Many of you have already seen these around blogland I am sure and I wanted to try my hand at them. This is what I came up with.... 


I found some white styrofoam Christmas balls and removed the hangers. I made the modge podge using a teaspoon of white glue mixed with about a teaspoon of water. I used an old brush to paint the modge podge on half the ball and then I rolled the ball in epsom salts.

I did one half of the ball at a time and let it dry on an egg carton.

Once dry, I did the other half and allowed it to dry.

They really do resemble snowballs and they don't melt!

I set out a silver tray with my snowballs, some fresh evergreens, and my feather tree in front of the window.  

I added a couple of sparkly birdies and look how pretty it is with the sun setting. The setting sun has cast a lovely pink glow on it all. I waited for just the right moment and caught this on my camera.

I hope you will give these snowballs a try.

Do you have something related to HOME? I would love for you to share it with us. Take a peek at the list below and see if what you have would be something we would all enjoy.

Thank you for your visit to my HOME today and I wish you all a beautiful day!

I am joining these wonderful parties too~

Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home and Garden Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~
Home Sweet Home~
Vintage Inspiration ~
Potpourri Friday~
Open House ~
Show and Tell Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Sandi,
    I love your snowballs! I think I have everything to make them. I like the fact that they could stay up till Feb. too. Great idea! Thanks for showing us how to make them. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Sandi,

    Your snowballs turned out beautifully and snuggle in well with the greenery. The whole arrangement looks elegant with the feather tree and little birds.

    Thank you for this gathering.


  3. Love the snowballs,Sandi. The pink "sunset" tree arrangement is so lovely.

  4. I LOVE your snowballs! How clever! The Christmas chapel is really lovely! Thanks for hosting, Sandi!

  5. Hi Sandi, aren't those snowballs sooo pretty! What a fun craft to try. They look so pretty with your feather tree. Thanks for hosting, sweet friend!

  6. Hello Sandi
    The snowballs are realistic looking, so many things can be made with epsom salts!
    The vignette you made with the feather tree and greenery is stunning.

  7. Hi Sandi! I love your snowballs - they look like you went outside and gathered real snow to make them :) The pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing and hosting your lovely HOME party. Enjoy your day!


  8. Sandi,
    Great tutorial and I have all the ingredients!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and thanks so much for hosting!!


  9. The snow balls are a stroke of genius! They look so realistic :)

  10. Hi Sandi,
    I love the snowballs -so cute! I will have to copy that.

    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Hi Sandi,
    thats a great idea and the result looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing these snow balls.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  12. Hi Sandi,
    I have seen the snowballs and thought they were fun. I covered the tips of some pinecones with epsom salt for a snow look out on my porch. Your Winter Wonderland tray truly is magical! Thanks for the party and happy to see that you'll be sharing with Share Your Cup.

  13. how pretty your lovely little display is Sandi,and so magical with the pink light,just beautiful. xx

  14. Hi Sandi,
    I've got to borrow this idea! I love the snowballs. I'd love to fill a big bowl full of them.


  15. Your snowballs are just adorable...and in that pink light, oh my! Wow! Gorgeous!

  16. I love your snowballs Sandi. Your photography is beautiful.
    Thanks for hosting a great party! We appreciate all the work you do for us to "show off".

    Linda and Jeannie

  17. Love the snowballs!
    Think I'd like to try and make some of these. Would be fun having some displayed in my home during this cold season.

    May you have a blessed Christmas Season!
    d from the prairie

  18. I felt like I had to comment and say greetings from Finland. I found your blog trouhgt the "next blog" -button. You have beautiful pictures and warm atmosphere in your blog, the love of God really shows. (I´m sorry for my english, not using it daily so the words get missing) :)

    And I´m using the snowball idea! They look great! :)

  19. Hi Sandi!! It has been a while since I've been able to come over and enjoy your Blog and link up to your Party!! So glad to be come by today.. I hope the Island is being good to you..Throw a kiss to Moncton for me. Hugs and Many Blessings to you and yours,

  20. Those are snowballs are beautiful!

    I added your Christmas blog to my rss feed under "Friends" since that is the section I read a couple times each day. :)

  21. Hi ~ I found you from The Charm of Home blog. I love your snowballs and I was just getting ready to head to the craft store, so I've added styrofoam balls to my list! I also decided to link up to your party! I'm your newest follower.



  22. Hi Sandi, Great job on the snowballs, I haven't seen these before, looks like a fun project. Thanks Sandi, Jeannie

  23. Hi Sandi: Thank you for hosting and sharing your beautiful snow balls. They look so pretty and with the sun setting on them they look amazing..Happy Thursday..Judy

  24. I must try that. I love what you did yours... the feather tree and snowballs. So enchanting.

  25. How fun is this? Oh they look so real Sandy.
    Having some computer issues...ugh.
    Happy decorating.

  26. Sandi, I love your feather tree so much that I had to make one! Once again beautiful photography.
    Please check out my Feather tree. I listed you as my inspiration!


  27. Great idea. I have some Epson Salts which I use on my rose bushes. I just need to buy some styrofoam balls and modpodge. Thank you. I'm running very short of time for our Sunday School Class Christmas fellowship on Friday, the 7th, so this will be easy to put together.

  28. Hi Sandi, I do read your posts with great enjoyment. Love the snowballs and little birds on evergreens. Thank you for hosting.

  29. Your snowballs look so realistic! Love the feathered tree also!
    Have a great weekend!
    sandy :)

  30. Sandi,
    It's just so dreamy. I love your vignette and snowballs! I found you at The Charm of Home's; Home Sweet Home party! New follower,


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