Today I wanted to share this quick and easy DIY that shows you how to create a ‘snowed’ effect on a wreath. Part of the fun of creating holiday vignettes around the home, at least for me, is in adding a bit of a ‘winter wonderland’ feeling. Simply incorporating fresh white accents, such as ornaments or white fur throws, goes a long way in achieving that. But so does bringing elements of the outdoors into the home. And there’s nothing like capturing the image of snow falling softly on evergreen needles and branches to achieve this.
One popular method of creating a snowy appearance is ‘flocking’ which creates a heavy snow effect. While flocking is a great technique (for some great tips and techniques, click here), my intention for this DIY was to blanket one of my wreaths with only a light dusting of snow. And if you’re like me, then you’ll be glad to achieve this the fast and lazy way 😉 In fact, this DIY is so simple and easy that you can apply the same effect to any plastic or PVC greenery you have on hand. Whether it’s a simple wreath or garland or even the main attraction itself – the Christmas tree – snow spraying can be replicated quite easily.
For this project, I simply purchased a can of snow spray (I used a brand called “Santa Snow Spray” – you can find it at Walmart and on Amazon. If you don’t have this type of product, then a can of textured spray paint would be a good second choice).
Once you have the spray, prepare your wreath by laying it on disposable paper.
Next, spray the wreath using light bursts of spray all around. Wait approximately 15 minutes for the spray to dry before adding more. When you do spray a second time, be sure to add some interest by adding it to random spots around the wreath. This will create a more natural effect and a more texturized appearance.
Once the wreath is dry, it is ready for hanging.
I really love the way this turned out. The snow spray was just perfect for adding that ‘snowed’ effect. It added that bit of interest and character that I hoped it would. Best of all, it took hardly any time. So, if you are looking for an easy way to achieve the same look – and without the hassle of flocking – then this is a great alternative 🙂