Mitten & Snowball Garland


size: 48" long

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Balls, 2”, six
  • Red toddler-size mittens, three pairs
  • Chenille stems, six
  • Wooden clothespins, eight
  • Green metallic ribbon, 3/8”-wide, 1-1/2 yds.
  • Snowflake sequins, 1”, six
  • Buttons, 1/4” diameter, six

Basic Supplies

scissors, white paper, serrated knife, wax candle, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Tools

  • iLovetoCreate.com Duncan No-Fire Snow
  • Adhesives: double-sided tape, glue gun and sticks

Directions

  • 1. Insert chenille stem into finger section of each mitten to hold shape.
  • 2. Run knife over wax candle to make cutting foam easier. Slice 1/4” from back of each foam ball, leaving flat surface.
  • 3. On covered work surface, apply No-Fire Snow to each ball, covering rounded surface completely. Do not paint flat side. Let dry.
  • 4. Secure flat side of each snowball to palm of each mitten using double-sided tape. Manipulate pipe cleaner inside to keep mitten cupped around snowball.
  • 5. Adhere button to each snowflake sequin using glue gun. Adhere snowflakes to each mitten cuff using glue gun.
  • 6. Starting 12” from ends of ribbon, hang mittens in pairs using clothespins.
  • 7. Cut two snowflakes from white paper. Hang snowflakes between mitten pairs using clothespins.
  • Tip
  • 1. Substitute white paint for textured snow paint.

by Patty Schaffer for The Dow Chemical Co.

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