It’s snowing here… right now as a matter of fact. I look outside and everything is covered in white and glisten. I’m not going to break into song, I promise, but I really wanted to capture that snow covered look and bring it inside where it’s much warmer. So I mixed and measured and with a few house hold ingredients, I was able to come up with a texture mix that looks something like… snow covering. Now that I had the texture down, I wanted to snow cover something that I could use as Christmas decor, for a centerpiece, perhaps. Recently I made some paint dipped soup cans that I shared over at Inspiration Cafe. A soup can, so simple, right? I guess I like the hint of industrial style in those ridges 😛 Does anyone else see that? Anyway, I figured, why not try and snow cover soup cans. They’ll just end up in the recycling bin.
How to make Snow Covered Texture on Soup Cans:
- Soup cans (I used a coffee can for the centerpiece as well)
- A few pieces of corragated cardboard (about 4″ x 6″)
- Craft sponge brush
- Craft paints plain, metallic (or both)
- White fine glitter (optional)
- A plastic bin to catch the glitter (optional)
- Snow Covered texture recipe (see below)
Snow Covered Texture Recipe:
Stir the following ingredients together until consistency is thick and smooth, kind of like cake frosting.
- 1/2 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup White Glue
- 1 or 2 Tablespoons of white craft paint
- 1/4 Teaspoon warm water
Tip: I added a few sprinkles of baking soda into the paint mixture to help the paint stick to the tin cans more easily.
To test the thickness, I folded several pieces of cardboard accordion style and then stood them up on their side.
I applied the snow covering to the top side of the cardboard and let it drip to make sure the consistency was to my preference. I let the test samples sit for about half and hour.
You may like the texture to be thicker and less drippy. If so, add a bit more baking soda, and test again until satisfied. To thin out a bit, add a FEW drops of water or a bit more glue. Stir well.
Next I held the can over a plastic bin and shook on a little bit of white glitter. I then placed the cans on a clean surface to dry overnight.
Living in Chicago, you can’t avoid the winter – or the snow! I must admit when the snow starts to fall and cover everything outside, it really is pretty, though just a little bit prettier while still keeping warm~inside.
One could add snow covered texture to just about anything such as an old vase, a basket, a bird house… you name it because all you have to do is mix, apply and let it drip!
Do you have anything laying around the house that might look a tad bit more festive covered in snow?
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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your holiday season is going well. ~ Amy
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