Creating Snowy Looks

12.07.2014

I love snow. I love to watch it fall especially when the flakes are really large. Problem is I live in the south and I may see a pretty snowfall once every three years or so. As I continue to share my Christmas decorations you are going to see some snow here and there. Of course it is all faux.
I thought I would share some simple ways to create snow. I found a couple ideas from fellow bloggers that I did not know about and you may not either.

I love flocked trees and these are so easy to do yourself.


See how it looks like a blob of fallen snow is stuck on the branch? It is so easy to create that look.


Just grab you a jar of this from Michael's or another craft store and brush it on. That's it. I did not know about this stuff until my friend told me about it.


But first you can spray this stuff all over the tree or whatever you are flocking that this other friend told me about. You can pick this up at your big box store. Just spray it on however thick you want it and let it dry. Easy peasy.

This is what I got with the spray and the first photo, too.

The easiest and cheapest way to create the look of snow on the ground is with a snow blanket that you can pick up for about $2.50 a bag at a craft store. I have tucked that stuff here and there.

This snow is a snow blanket that I have used the last few years and I just roll it up and save it for the next year. It also has some loose faux snow flakes thrown on top that I bought in a bag. It's just chopped plastic.

This is just cotton balls pulled apart.

For jars and containers salt or Epsom salt works great.



Most of you probably already knew all these tricks, but maybe there is someone like me who didn't know about a couple of them.

Yay, the sun is out today!

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26 comments:

  1. Kim, thank you for telling us about the Snow Tex and the other product.. I will look for them both. I live in the South as well...........I miss snow.

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  2. Almost as good as the real thing!

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  3. I use the spray type on my tree, its so fast and easy. Your tree is a snowy beauty.

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  4. You could also probably use slightly watered-down spackling compound. Just brush it on, and let it dry - nice and crusty!

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  5. I did NOT know about the wall-texture thing, Kim. I am getting ready to do a tree this week and wondered what product to use. So-thanks! Wish I could send you some snow! lol xo Diana

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  6. Great ideas!!! I think I will be doing some experimenting today. ; )

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  7. Ha ha when we start to get the tons of snow I will ship you some!!!! Love all these crafty ideas. I did not know about these so thanks for sharing. Come by today and see my Christmas Decor Tour. I would love to see what you think about me adding the red to my white. Woooo Hoooo out of my comfort zone this year!
    Kris

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  8. I will have to remember the spray wall texture...searched this fall and found nothing for my garlands but they are up and I'm too lazy to redo. haha Thanks!

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  9. We are suppoesed to get ALOT of snow this winter and I would send you some if I could!!!~! Thanks for the info, I have always just used spray snow in a can, I forget what it is called but love the look of the snow tex! I will get some of that! have a great weekend. The sun FINALLY came out today, it has been raining for 2 whole days.

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  10. great ideas!!!!! angie

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  11. Living in Virginia and NYC I luved the snowy winters. I miss it at times. Just the look of it... not the shoveling and salting process. Not the mess of driving through it.....
    In the South, Florida, I have had Christmases so warm as to wear strappy outfits to dinner. Flocked trees give me the feel. Thanks for sharing how to get that feel!!

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  12. Very pretty. I have one little artificial tree that is flocked, but I always think a flocked tree looks pretty silly in our warm climate.

    I am anxious to see your mantel at the party coming up.

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  13. thank u for all these great ideas. i'm going to try the snow tex. i've seen it in the store before but wasn't sure how to use it. looks pretty easy. thnks again. : ) MJ

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  14. We get snow here, so probably we'll soon get soon. I noticed your red and white ticking fabric used as a garland, and that's so pretty!
    Brenda

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  15. perfect timing I'm thinking of flocking something this year...

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  16. These are wonderful tips, Kim. Thank you for sharing them!

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  17. I love the idea of a flocked tree, but didn't know you could do it yourself...so thanks! All great ideas.

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  18. I'm sharing this with my friend. She was asking me how to do it, and I didn't have a clue.

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  19. Kim, I'm so glad you posted this. I was in the middle of decorating our tree on the front porch when I remembered that I wanted to "flock" it since it's supposed to be a snowman tree! I will look for the Snow Tex product since I don't want to take off the ornaments that I already have on it! I did take some real cotton (from plants) and sprayed it with spray adhesive and added white glitter while the adhesive was still wet. I'm calling it Southern Snow!

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  20. It's looking very wintry inside your home!
    Mary Alice

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  21. Love that "snow in a jar"....I put my little sweetie to work on flocking the trees!....Love yours!

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  22. I need these ideas! I live in Colorado and the Denver area is hitting the 60's this week! It's looking more like spring break around here! Thanks Kim! laura

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  23. Unfortunately I too live where I have to 'create' my own snow. But the good thing is I DON'T have to shovel it! Thanks for all the snow tips Kim.

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  24. ..".When what to my wandering eyes should appear" This post could not have been more timely! I am decorating the porch with snow and red cardinals and was thinking about what to use.
    Thank you Kim-I can't wait to see your lovely home all gussied up. No doubt it will be stunning. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  25. Totally in love with the flocked tree. I am so doing this! I want a white tree next year, and this might be the perfect way to get it just the way I want it. Beautiful as always Kim!!

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  26. Great tip Kim! Love this,I am in love with flocked trees,but never had time to do it this year,maybe next year.

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