Tuesday, December 1, 2015

How to Make Faux Snow.

Today I'm going to share with you how to make Faux Snow. I've been googling off and on for a while trying to find a recipe I wanted to try. I finally found one over at AugustJoyStudios
Most recipes I found called for grated bars of soap; that's too much work for me. But not this one. It's super easy, fast, and thankfully not too messy. 

First, I want to show you my tree in a washtub... I've always wanted to do this. We bought our real tree, a smaller tree stand, and we already had the washtub. LOVE IT!!!

For the snow, I whipped some up and practiced on a few wreaths. I left them for a few hours to see how they'd look dry. A...ma...zing!

After I made the first practice batch, I only used a little bit of it so I covered it with plastic wrap and about 5 hours later I added a little more shaving cream and re-whipped it. It was perfect. So... I think this is a forgiving recipe.

To keep from having picture overload, I made you a collage of the how to. You can also check out the link over at Maria's.

I wanted you to see how smooth the mixture looks after whipping. It reminded me of melted whip cream.  And it's super glossy. I used a glove to apply it, so clean up was easy.

I tried to keep the snow on the tops of the branches. 

I wanted a light snow on my tree. 

I'm really happy how it looks and I'll do this again next year!

My little people decorated the tree yesterday. The snow really stayed on.  It dries hard to the branches. Remember the egg white candy called divinity? That's what this stuff dried feels like.

It's only a few dollars to make so I really hope you'll try it. Practice on a wreath and get a feel for it before you go slapping it on the tree... or just slap it on the tree.... it's really not a big deal!
I hope you were inspired! 
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39 comments:

  1. Oooh, I am in love with your pretty tree. First of all, the wsh tub is just darling! If I had one I think I would be tempted to do the same :) And your "snow" looks perfect! It really adds a sweet touch to the tree.

    My husband has the day off today so he, my little one, and I are headed to the woods to pick out our Christmas tree. We will leave in about an hour and roast hot dogs in the woods then look for the perfect tree. Maybe we can even squeeze in some sledding {{smiles}}

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  2. Your tree is beautiful! And I love the old washtub. I want a tub or a basket for my tree base, but have not found what I want just yet. Thanks for visiting me...and I sure hope you come back. I am adding you to my list. Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  3. Sherry I love your smaller tree, we too buy a small one. Looks like a Frazier Fur which is our personal choice! The wash tub looks über cool for this year. Your snow you made looks pretty on the tree, but with cats who are curious I think I can not enjoy the look.
    Hugs,
    Vera

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    1. I agree, cats and flocked trees...not a good idea!

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  4. Oh what a fun idea, Sherry! Love how your snow turned out, and it looks beautiful on your tree.
    Mary Alice

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  5. Sherry your tree is gorgeous. This is so great. Love the wash tub for your tree too. Beautiful.
    Kris

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  6. Your tree looks amazing! I love the faux snow you made and the way you've decorated it is perfect. Christmas with little ones is so special.

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  7. AMAZING Sherry, love how your snow turned out and looks so real. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your washtub is awesome and your tree looks gorgeous. xo

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  8. It is gorgeous Sherry! It looks so realistic! I might give this a try someday. I might use the recipe this year to do an art project with my kinders. They would love it. Your tree is just stunning and I love the washtub. My aunt has used a washtub for years and I love it. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  9. Fun. I love it.
    I have our tree in a washtub this year too. :-))
    I really like your snow idea. I am going to pin.
    Your tree is beautiful.
    Carla

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  10. Your tree is so pretty. And making fake snow is a great idea! If I ever have a real tree, I'm going to try that. Can you get it off the tree or does it just stick there?

    Love,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

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    1. You can't get it off unless you pry it off. The lady that I got this recipe from has an update on her blog that shares how the tree survived a year later, it still looks amazing. She said it flecked off a bit but she didn't need to refresh it.

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  11. Oh Sherry, I Love that tree! The snow, decorations, bucket base, it's all perfect! I haven't had a real tree in 20 years, I miss that so much, yours is gorgeous!! Enjoy it! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

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  12. This looks so awesome...thanks for the 'recipe'! I'm thinking of getting a small tree for the family room and this sounds perfect to set it apart from my traditional tree in the living room. Thanks, Sherry! :)

    Jane x

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  13. Sherry, your tree is so beautiful and I love this snow technique! ! How wonderful that it us easy to make, stays on and looks so real! ! Awesome! ! Hugs!

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  14. Wow! What a great idea. Your Christmas tree looks awesome. I wonder if it would work on faux wreaths and trees? Thanks for sharing how you made the snow. Love it!

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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    1. You can do this on real or faux wreaths and trees.

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  15. Your tree looks so adorable and the snow looks great. I started decorating yesterday and have a few more things to put out today.

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  16. Wow that's amazing and it looks so great. Thanks for the pointer. Jo

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  17. What a fantastic idea Sherry. I love your tree. It looks like it's a picture from a magazine. Hey.... are you just passing off pictures from a magazine? I know........ you could come to my house and decorate for me and then maybe I could believe that this is really your tree. How does that sound?

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  18. It does look real. It looks cold! Your tree turned out just beautiful.

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  19. So pretty!
    I might use this with my kids at school!!!
    We love to make messes.

    M : )

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  20. Oh, do you know how many heaping tbs of
    corn starch you used??

    M : )

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  21. Your tree is so pretty, Sherry, and the snow looks so realistic! I love it - thank you so much for sharing the recipe! x Karen

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  22. Your tree looks amazing Sherry! Love the faux snow. Sooo pretty!

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  23. Great concoction, I will have to try it....Grins, Sandi

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  24. It looks great!! I will have to try it too!! Thanks for the post!!!!!!

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  25. Love your pretty tree in that galvanized tub! Do you know...while the snow is still wet you could add a small sprinkling of glitter...if you want to bling it up a bit!!! Best ~ Mickie.

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  26. LOL love it and it looks easy

    I really like your tree in the galvanized tub

    you got it going on girl LOL

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  27. Now that's determination, making your own snow to decorate your tree. It looks great, quite realistic. I'd love to try this but think our dog would be licking off any he could reach, heaven only knows what cat might do. How long did it take you to put some on all those branches?
    This is first year in way too many I bought a real tree. Not big and not real pretty but it's real. Bought it at FFA lot in small town close to us. I want to smell real tree for once, to me that's part of pleasure of Christmas. Many memories from childhood of real tree smell. In those days the tree wasn't put up/decorated until kids were in bed Christmas Eve. Poor parents.
    I bought some kind of galvanized tub container at Walmart with handles on each side, bought especially for real tree. Didn't buy stand, stuck trunk in some styrofoam then started piling lots of rocks around it to keep it upright. I did that one time when we lived in MT. Bought cheap tree just couple days before Christmas, took it home trying to figure out how could put it in something to stand up. Found some kind of bucket and piled rocks out of yard in it to hold it. We had lots of rocks in yard and it was really cold out and dark looking for those rocks. We were pretty broke right then so thought that little Charlie Brown tree was whole lot better than nothing. Decorated it that night, boy was I tired, but wanted it to be all ready when hubs got home off the road as long distance trucker. He was impressed with my resourcefulness getting it to stand up.
    Once you get all the "stuff" on a tree who cares how great the tree is? Well not me anyway. We had one like that one year in San Diego when we had just moved into a place with 4 young kids. We made ornaments and had great time with that tree. Believe it or not our kids still remember that tree and that time. Boy it seems this time of year really re-kindles the memories and I have 75 yrs. of them. 47 yrs. with hubs. Have a wonderful holiday season with your kids, those memories are so precious.
    Happy daze

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I loved reading about your tree memories :)

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  28. Oh Wow that is so cool and the tree is just Beautiful with it, I do love the look of the wash tub as the base too, gives it a wonderful all great country feel!!!

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  29. Sherry, this is the most realistic faux snow I've seen to date--but the truth is you had me with the vintage wash tub! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  30. p.s. Pinning and tweeting on our Vintage Charm Features and Favorites board!

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  31. Hi Sherry,
    WOW! Your tree looks so beautiful with the fake snow! I love the tree in the wash tub too!
    Thanks for joining and sharing this tutorial with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Julie

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  32. This is SUCH a great idea! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  33. Hello Sherry, I'm so happy to inform you that this is being featured at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Have a great week. Julie xo

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  34. What a cool idea! I'll be pinning this for next year!

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