So, it’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the mercury in the thermometer is plummeting, and peppermint-flavored everything is on sale everywhere. If you’re looking at your lawn, balcony, or stoop, and trying to think of a fun way to transform it for the winter season, there’s a simple do-it-yourself craft that will change everything. All you need is water balloons, food coloring, and a helping hand from Jack Frost. Read on, to learn how you can make an eco-friendly cold weather lawn ornament!
A Simple, Eco-Friendly Cold Weather Lawn Ornament
While it might seem unusual, the first thing you need to do is fill up some water balloons. Then, once they have a nice, plump shape, add some food coloring to the water within. The more food coloring you add, the darker and fuller the shade will be. You may have to experiment a bit to find the ideal mixture.
Once you have your water balloon filled and colored, tie it off, and shake it a bit to make sure the food coloring doesn’t settle. Then, take your balloon outside, and find a soft snow bank to set it in. The snow will support the balloon, keeping it round instead of flattening it out into a rounded oval. Once you have your balloon settled, go back inside and wait until the next day. Once the water has frozen, simply cut the balloon off to reveal a frozen marble. You can set these unusual decorations anywhere you please: along your railing, on your stoop, or even lining your walkway.
You can make as many of these giant marbles as you want, giving them different sizes, colors, and shapes. Best of all, when the winter season is over, you don’t have to do anything to clean them up.Back to all posts