Stenciled Snowball Bucket

I am once again joining a group of blogging friends for our monthly blog hop challenge. This month’s theme is a dollar store craft. The participants are challenged to create a project using mostly items from a dollar store. I decided to create this Stenciled Snowball Bucket

We don’t get much snow in south Texas. Maybe once every 4-5 years we get snow that actually sticks to the ground or trees. Other years we may see a few flurries but nothing sticks because the ground it just too warm. Snowball fights are pretty rare! So I decided to create our own “snowballs” and stenciled a bucket to keep them in. All the materials for this project are from the Dollar Tree.

Stenciled Snowball Bucket


Metal Bucket
White Paint
Christmas Stencils
White Yarn


Make sure the bucket is clean – wipe it down with a clean cloth if it is not. 

Use a stencil brush or other dry paint brush and get just a small amount of paint on it. Wipe the paint off the brush so there is very little left. 

Hold the stencil against the metal bucket. Dab the paint onto the metal bucket through the stencil. Repeat several times to decorate the side of the bucket with snowflakes.

Stenciled Snowball Bucket Collage 

The “Let It Snow” stencil that came with the package was a little to big to use on the bucket. So I  just used some paint I already owned to write the words on the bucket. 

To make the snowballs I used a 3 inch square sheet of cardboard. Start wrapping the yarn around the cardboard. When you have a good amount of yarn on the cardboard, cut the yarn. Pull the yarn off to the side. Tie a small piece of yarn around the center of the bunch. Then cut the loops on each end and fluff out your “snowball”. You can certainly trim up the yarn. I just decided to leave mine the way it is!

Stenciled Snowball Bucket Collage 2 

Ready, set, throw!!!

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Across the Blvd | Purple Hues & Me

This Autoimmune Life | Our Unschooling Journey

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8 comments on “Stenciled Snowball Bucket

  1. What fun to create your own snowballs for a faux snowball fight! I’m sure kids would love making these too for a snowball playtime, too!

  2. Awh, I love your bucket of ‘snow’ . We get a sprinkle here in the UK most years but it’s not often very deep. Just now and again we get a lot and everything quite literally stops, we are NOT good with dealing with a lot of snow.
    Your bucket is much more manageable and your snowballs are a bt warmer to throw around too!!

  3. Such great dollar tree finds and love what you created with it!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  4. Mother of 3 on said:

    I love this! It’s so cute. I seem to spend all my time crafting for others this time of year that I never really think to make anything for myself; but this is something I would keep for me. Pinned.

  5. How cute! I love the metal buckets. I haven’t seen those at our local Dollar Tree. Love the pom pom snowballs, too.

  6. My children CANNOT see this! They will turn all of my yarn into snowballs and have indoor snowball fights all the time! Pinned (but not for my kids, lol)

  7. Cute idea! I really like those yarn snowballs!
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  8. I love your stenciled bucket! What a darling way to challenge someone to a snowball fight! Here in Arkansas, snow can be hit or miss. There are some winters we have a lot, but it’s been quite a while since we had a big snow. Pinning. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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