Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday - Make Your Own Craft Snow

Hi everyone and welcome to another Quick Tip Tuesday! Today my tip is a seasonal one - how to make craft snow! And it couldn't be easier :)

I purchased a "snow pen" to add touches of snow to my winter projects, but I haven't been happy with the results. No matter how much I use, the coverage is spotty. So I started searching for an alternative and found dozens of websites with the instructions on how to make your own craft snow. Most of the websites were for children's craft projects, but the results looked so awesome, I had to try it for myself!

What You Will Need:
  • White Glue
  • Shaving Cream*
  • Paintbrush
*Note: I first tried to use my Skintimate moisturizing cream shave and it didn't work very well, I'm guessing because the cream doesn't really foam.
Mix equal parts white glue and shaving cream. Stir until thoroughly mixed and foamy.
Using a paint brush, add foam snow to your project.
I added quite a bit to my snowman, just to show the results. The  mixture dries into a fun puffy velvety cottony texture! I dabbed mine on for a more textured look, but you could make it smooth as well. I used a thicker cardstock and while it did curl when I first added the snow, it flattened out as it dried.

I hope you enjoyed this tip for making your own craft snow! Thanks so much for stopping by today and please stop back tomorrow for Wednesday's Winners!!






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14 comments:

  1. Lisa that's awesome! When it dries does it stay on? I would love to try it on some cards. Love the effect!

    Xo ~ Amy Jo

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  2. super idea!!! can't wait to try this one!

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  3. I will definitely have to try this! What a great idea Lisa!! :)Amy

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  4. Thank you, love the way this looks. I will try it for sure.

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  5. What a great idea - and SO interesting that you created it with shaving cream!! Thanks for the tip about paper curling too. That's good to know.

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  6. That's stinking AWESOME...how in the world did you discover this? Thanks for sharing.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  7. Neat idea! I'm gonna try to add some glitter and see what happens! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. Lisa, that's such a great idea! I'm going to give it a try using my husbands shaving cream. If it isn't bad enough I use his razor he will be thrilled to know I'm using his shaving cream for crafting! LOL, love it! ;)

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  9. It does stay on but since it is dimensional it can get scratched off. I have also add food coloring with the glue to make pastel colors to paint other shapes with "fluffy paint"

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  10. Wow very cool idea. I will have to try this. Thanks so much!

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  11. How FUN!!! I am going to have to give that a try:) I love the look of it and can you imageine..with a little glitter, wow!
    Thanks for the tip..awesome job!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  12. This is such an awesome tip! I have to get me one of those snow pens! I have projects that could really use this effect!!!!Thanks

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  13. Soo cool! I can't wait to try this:)

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