From sleigh-riding Santa Claus to white Christmas, snow sits central to winter celebrations in the Northern Hemisphere. Pine tree boughs are heavy with snow, and it blankets the ground outside, softly white and glittering. Artificial snow decorations help bring this theme indoors even in places too warm for snow, giving it an authentic Christmassy feel. Here are a few pointers to help select the right artificial snow products.
Snow flocking is a kind of decorative item that resembles light, freshly fallen snow. It comes in bags or as a spray-on substance in a pressurized container and can be applied to picture frames, windowpanes, and Christmas trees, both artificial and fresh-cut. The bagged option takes longer to use, as it needs to be sifted and sprayed manually, but spray snow contains propellants and solvents that may be hazardous if inhaled directly. Ensure that the selected flocking is non-toxic, flame retardant, and environmentally friendly.
Artificial snow made of plastic, synthetic fibers, or styrofoam is also available. These are more suitable for craftwork and fixed decorations, such as the snow in snowglobes or winter dioramas. This kind of snow doesn't stick to surfaces like flocking snow does, and it looks less like actual snow, but it does not require any water or other solvents to apply. Recyclable options are more eco-friendly.
Blanketing the earth
Snow blankets are a versatile crafting and decorative item typically made of polyester batting or other synthetic felts. They are thick sheets of faux snow cover designed to look like fallen snow layers on the ground. Decorators can use it on furniture, in holiday backdrops and displays, and as seasonal carpeting on mantelpieces and shelves. Look for thick sheets that are fire-resistant and durable enough to last multiple seasons, and be sure to pick up enough square feet of blanket material to complete the intended project.
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