Most of us dream of a white Christmas. But it’s not always possible where you live.
When you live in balmy BC Canada, it’s quite by chance that snow actually materializes. So here’s how I made my own winter wonderland with my Christmas decorating.
angel hair (if you can find it!)
faux plastic snow
1. Spray thick and uneven.
First, spray whatever you desire in a thick and uneven manner. This is so the snow builds up clumps and looks realistic, like the wind would carry natural snow.
2. Add faux snow for bulk.
To add more dimension, add elements that will create thickness and mounds.
Angel hair is very difficult to find, but if you can land, it grab it!
Faux snow is chipped plastic which is easily located.
Even styrofoam chips or shredded white paper could work… just experiment.
How to create realistic snow on greens
Position your mantel as desired with greens in place, then holding newspaper behind the greens, spray.
Then add your bulky, faux snow in an uneven manner. Heavy in some spots, none in others.
Snow really brightens up a dark fireplace mantel!
See this entire mantel how to HERE
Snow spray / plastic snow
First spray, then add bulk. Note how unevenly the snow is spread?
How to make floor snow
Obviously, good judgement is critical here. If you have toddlers or pets that get into everything, avoid this one. But there are still safe ways to attempt a little dusting where they can reach too…
Safe – Dust the floor with flour and / or baking powder or soda.
Add realism – sprinkle plastic faux snow on top unevenly.
After sprinkling the light powders, I ran the vacuum cleaner attachment JUST over the surface, picking up only the very fine dust, which left more definition on the floor. The plastic snow was added last for bulk.
flour – visit this stepladder Christmas tree tour HERE
plastic snow – take the entire Christmas tour HERE
Here the greens have officially dried to a crisp. The snow has hidden the dry factor and can stay up for even longer! Just remember to keep the lights off once your greens have dried.
Santa snow footprints – baking soda
Make santa footsteps in the snow with baking soda. We do this every year!
1. Place boot on floor.
2. Sprinkle around perimeter with flour, baking powder or baking soda.
3. Lift boot, and clean it.. before the kids see it the next day!
Making it snow in your home just adds to the magic of Christmas.
Do you have any tips on how you use faux snow inside your home?