How to use snow spray – yes, fake snow in a can

If you’re cringing at the thought of using fake snow in your house because you think it’s tacky, I’m hoping that this post will change your mind. Sometimes, all is needed is a little fake snow to get that perfect winter wonderland look.

How to use snow spray

I was working on a centrepiece for my dining table when I realized that the miniature trees were simply too green. I knew that a light dusting of frosty white snow could solve the problem and give it the perfect look.

Snow spray

To avoid making a mess in my house, I used flattened cardboard boxes to protect the carpet from the spray. Also, just to be on the safe side, I removed my watch and bracelets to avoid getting any goop on them.

How to use snow spray

Using spray snow is super easy. Here’s how:

  • Shake the can well.
  • My tabletop trees had been in a box since last Christmas so fluffing up the branches was needed before spraying.
  • Hold the can at least 12 inches away from what you’re spraying to avoid big globs of snow.
  • Less is more – so spray lightly, assess and spray again if needed. It’s definitely easier to add than to remove.
  • Shake off the tree (in my case) to get any excess snow off.
  • Let your items dry for an hour before adding any decorations to them.

When I sprayed the trees, I started by the bottom, made my way up then turn the trees upright to get an even layers all around. If you were spraying a garland, you could just set it down and spray directly on the cardboard. 

Snow spray

Super important step!

After I was done spraying, I turned the can upside down and sprayed in a garbage can for a few seconds until there was no more snow coming out. It cleaned the nozzle, so I know it won’t be clogged next time I need to use it. 

Snow spray

Warning – when using fake snow, less is more. Don’t over do it otherwise everything will end up looking  fake.

Snow spray

Ta da! Here are my mini frosted trees displayed on the dining table. 

Plaid art

Are you planning to use snow spray in any of your holiday projects?

Liette Tousignant
Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating

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