DIY Geometric Snowball Place Card Holders


You didn’t know snowballs  are actually geometric?! Haha!! Okay, maybe not, but these ones (and the large snowman at Nordstrom!) are and I like them better! We’re calling them DIY geometric snowball place card holders and they resemble snowballs for Christmas! They’re made using Sculpey clay and a few tools… then they’re baked and sanded smooth. I’m pretty smitten over the modern and festive snowball place card holders! See the how-to below.

DIY Geometric Snowball Place Card Holders

dough cutter or something similar
sandpaper (medium roughness)

1. Roll Sculpey into a ball (slightly bigger than a golf ball)

2. With the dough cutter, cut facets into the ball. Easiest way to do this, is to push the ball down onto a flat surface, then slice into the Sculpey while holding it down with a ruler. Your hands/fingers can easily leave an impression on the Sculpey, so it’s best to handle it as little as possible (hence the ruler).

3. Once you have a multi-faceted object, choose a side for it to stand on. Press the dough cutter into the Sculpey for the card.

4. Don’t worry if your facets don’t look perfect– they’ll be sanded down later.

5. Bake the Sculpey using the directions on the package.

6. Once baked, let it cool. It hardens more once it’s cooled down.

7. Place the sandpaper on a table or flat surface. Sand down each facet until even. Wear a mask! We also recommend working outside if possible. Enjoy!!

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4 responses to DIY Geometric Snowball Place Card Holders

  1. sharon
    December 17, 2015

    wow i love these. lol they remind me of the gold nugget the squirrel in “rudolph the red nose reindeer” is playing with. i think it’s a squirrel? my daughter will probably want to make these! thanks!

  2. Lanh
    March 16, 2018

    How do you make the sides in to straight and flat? Do you sand it straight after its baked or do you do it before you bake?

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