When I’m decorating for Christmas events, I’m always in need of some faux snow. And I’ve never been too crazy about the imitation stuff found at craft stores. I finally found the best cheapo faux snow ever!
Best Cheapo Faux Snow
So, let me introduce you to the best cheapo faux snow in the world. The one, the only . . . . Epsom Salt!
Yes, my friend, it is awesomeness packaged up in a bag. And I can always find it at my local Walmart. It sparkles, it shines – without all the glittery mess. (I’ve never used glitter without getting a speck of it on my face that only a jackhammer could remove.)
Cheapo Faux Snow Covered Trees
- Styrofoam trees
- Faux Snow (aka Epsom Salt) 16 oz.
- Mod Podge (sealer, glue, finisher)
This is gonna get messy!
Pour 1/4 of the box of Epsom Salt onto a large baking sheet or a sheet of aluminum foil or wax paper. Pour some Mod Podge into a paper plate.
With your hands, smear the Mod Podge over the half of the tree that is facing up. Roll in salt.
Complete the other half and place them on paper plates to dry. As the salt becomes gummy (from the glue) dispose of it and replenish your large sheet of paper or baking sheet.
Can you reuse Cheapo Faux Snow?
Yes, you can! You can even make snowdrifts. I love decorating with Epsom Salt. After the holidays, you can save the salt in ziplocked bags and reuse it the next year.
Shredded Coconut Works Well When Showcasing Food Items
Helpful Hint: When I’m using faux snow to showcase a food item, I always use shredded coconut. I never use Epsom Salt Snow around food items.
Epsom Salt Is Not Just for Snow
Epsom Salt seems to be a natural cure to what ails you. LOL
- An Epsom Salt Bath Eases Stress and Relaxes Your Body
- Relieves Muscle Cramps
- Believed to Improve Heart Health
Mix a handful of Epsom Salt with a Tablespoon of olive oil and rub over wet skin to exfoliate. You can find more great uses by clicking here.
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