Friday, January 6, 2017

Snow Ball Tin Can Container DIY - A Cute Winter Decoration

Loving this cold winter weather?  Snowy days are perfect for making indoor diy winter decorations. Why not bring the beauty of the outdoors in with this adorable tin can snow ball container craft project. It's a great way to recycle those tin cans you're about to throw out and to spruce up your home after the holidays.

Just gather:
  Large tin can
Handmade stencils (cardstock)
Craft knife
Painter's tape
White acrylic paint/sponge brush
Styrofoam balls 

Start by removing the covering and any adhesive residue from a large tin container like a coffee can.
Next, make a stencil out of cardstock for the wording and embellishments.  I found a fun site called Rapid Resizer that shows you how to make a word or picture stencil in almost any font and size to print out.

Once you've printed out the wording, cut out the letters using a craft or exacto knife.

For letters like o's and a's, you will need to make a "bridge" by dividing the letters to keep the center intact. 

Apply painter's tape to stencil and attach to can.

Dry brush on paint to stencil .  .  .

 and then remove. Let dry.
Add Snow-Tex to letters using toothpicks for a dimensional "snowy" effect.

 Have fun adding the Snow-Tex!

Top off with faux snow balls to complete look.
Baby it's cold outside!

Thanks for stopping by

and take a little time to enjoy -

Happy Crafting!


  1. I took my balls and used glue and rolled them in Epsom salts and they look like snowballs.. you should try it. :)

  2. You noticed? Yes, I could have used the Snow-Tex, fake snow or even Epsom salts on the balls. I've done plenty of projects using these items, but this was a spur of the moment craft - it was really snowing outside and I wanted to feature the container more so than the snowballs. Please forgive me for not covering the Styrofoam balls.

  3. Wow! So cute! and so appropriate this weekend when winter storm Helena is bringing snow even to the South! Thanks for sharing the rapid resizer sounds like it would be helpful for crafting. Stay warm!

  4. Snow Tex is such a fun product. I use it on my Christmas ornaments all the time. This is an adorable craft. The snowball can is perfect! :-)

  5. Very fun craft and so cute. No snow here, but plenty of rain. Thanks for sharing Gail and of course the rapid resizer. Happy Sunday.

  6. That is such a cute winter craft you made Gail! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J!

  7. This looks cute although I'm sweltering in Summer heat where I live. Thanks for sharing with us at Over the Moon Link UP. See you next week.

  8. Gail, this is absolutely adorable! I left some of my winterscape Christmas decor on my fireplace mantel and this would be adorable added to the mix. Pinned to bookmark and share :)

  9. Oh this is too cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. This is too too cute!! How very creative!!

  11. What a fun project Gail. We seem to have a lot of that white stuff here but it has been too darn cold to form any balls....brrrr

  12. What a fun project. It's so adorable and fun project. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  13. I love cute and simple crafts and this one is very original. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.


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