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.
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glass 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?
38 thoughts on “How to make it snow in your home… realistically!”
Your mantel looks outstanding and I love how you added all that SNOW! Maybe I need to try that, since I’m sure all the white stuff that I will see at Christmas will be our SAND here on the Alabama coast:)
Beauuuuutiful!!!! So cozy!
Love the snow!! Never thought about using flour. My mantel is white…so snow doesn’t show up very well. Sigh!! So I am doing silver, bronze and blue!! I think I will try to add some plastic snow! Love your mantel!
All looks fantabulous! I have a can of snow also to lighten things up a bit. Couldn’t do your ‘snow’ treatment on the floor though. When ya have 2 kitties…sigh.
Great job! It looks like Santa forgot to stamp the snow off his boots before he came down your chimney!
oh that is very realistic and what a wintery effect! love it!!
That definitely gives a wintery feel! I could probably use the spray stuff, but the rest would not work for me. In the first place, my hubby would complain about it. :^/ 2nd, one fireplace gets used 100% and the other fireplace has a light sand hearth that will also be getting used later this week. I’ll have to settle for ooohing and ahhhhing at your pretty display.
I’m so glad you lightened the fireplace with snow. It’s much more dramatic and festive, and draws attention to all your wonderful items. I live in Illinois, so I get plenty of the real stuff, but I love the faux in interior decor.
OH the snow does make it feel magical!
Love the barb wire wreath & the canning lids in a circle great idea!
Bring on Christmas!…
Donna your mantle looks beautiful! I love the snow! Thank you for your how to 🙂
Would you like some of our snow? 🙂
Actually a few rains melted most of it..but waiting for more.
Love your mantel and your creative beauties!
Thats the kind of snow I would have to have too.
No snow here. Love your snow, your creative mind at work again. Love your mantel. Could you show us the candle holder made with lid rings. Good job!!!
Looks beautiful, cozy, and wintery! The faux snow was a perfect touch. Merry Christmas, Donna!
Looks great! Although, my dog would lick all the flour from the floor.
Love the snow but know my cats would be gobbling it up! Best I just look at your lovely pics and leave that one alone! ~ Maureen
I’ve never used the stencil snow. Cool. Thanks for telling us.
LOVE the sleigh with wood!
Here in Winnipeg, we never have to worry about a white Christmas; snow is guaranteed!
Very frosty looking. I love the idea of Santa’s footprint in the snow. Brilliant! Merry Christmas.
It looks great. I love that barbed wire wreath!!
You`re brilliant as always. Looks beautiful. I`ll throw some snow your way, yes..wonderful to look at snow, and cosy with the muted sounds around, everything turns fairytailish..but horrible when you`re stuck with your car..or freeeezing doing errands…I get the shivers thinking of getting out tomorrow morning…
Have a wonderful time in your junkchristmasparadice, hugs from Norway,
OK the snowy footprints… LOVE them! Just showed them to hubby and he may steal the idea! So much fun!
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Love all your Snow! It is very realistic! Santa’s footprint are just too cute! Wish I’d thought of that when my kids were young! Thanks for all you do! (and share)
Thank you for sharing your tricks of the trade! It looks frosty and beautiful!
You are so stinkin clever. I love the foot tracks, way too cute. Love the faux snow too. Looking very cheery and festive there.
Absolutely amazing! I’ve never seen artificial snow used indoors on the floor. It looks like it blew right through the chimney. Love the footprints!
looks great and natural! I did try something new this year. I made twine balls out of a balloon and twine. Then I spray painted them white. Let them dry and spray painted them white. Next, I rolled them in epsoms salts. It covers really well and looks like snow. Then, I rolled them in diamond dust for some BLING.I am just getting ready to use them in a big pine and holly arrangement.
love it with the snow
Call it a misconception of an ignorant United States resident, but I assumed that since Canada was north of us, you’d have just as harsh or harsher winters as our northern states! But then again BC is right over our balmier-in-the-winter states… Huh! Learn something new every day!
Anyway! Love your junk and ideas as always! Keep up the good work!
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Love the Santa footprints – wish my kids were young enough to enjoy it. Even my grandkids are getting past the stage where they would be fooled.
Wonderful! Such talent, you have. 🙂
I didn’t read through all the comments, so someone else may have posted this. Be careful of that angel hair, sweetie. It’s likely made of fiber glass and can be dangerous if you breath it or get it in your eyes. Take precautions when you’re handling it and wear gloves.
Loved this post, as usual!
I am so in love with that mirror and the canning lid wreath! Your style and photographic skills are equally amazing. Love your blog!