After finding Magic Snow Powder last year at the Belfast Christmas Market, I was amazed by it, making 100 times it’s original size, thats got to be magic right! I bought 2 immediately. Last year I didn’t find any other purpose for it other than showing my friends the magic. This year I’m getting more creative and thought I would make little winter wonderland village.
What you need:
- Vases & glass jars
- Magic Snow – I bought lots more in Home Bargains. If you can’t get magic snow, use Epsons Salts, low cost and looks just as good as snow.
- Christmas Decorations: I bought lots of different ones, anything that is small enough to fit into your jar – I took apart some Christmas decorations to create the forest of Christmas trees. I also took the ribbon and hook of the top of some Christmas decorations to place beside the trees.
- Printed houses: I found mine here – if you can find these as Christmas decorations thats even better but I think these print outs are fantastic, easy, low cost and no storage until next year.
- Electric tea lights: If your house has some windows, added a electric tea light it makes the jars look so much nicer and more festive but it isn’t necessary.
- Christmas Lights (not essential)
- Make your snow: Use a wash hand basin to make up all your magic snow, follow the instructions on your packet.
- Add snow to glass jars: Depending on what show you have got, add it to the glass jars so you have a good bed of snow so your decorations have a good cushion and can be embedded in the snow. Remember to clean the glass if there is any snow on the glass around.
- Prepare and add your decorations: I’d recommend added the bigger decorations first, like the houses, postbox, deer or whatever you have and then add the trees around your main decoration.
- Choose where to place your jars: I make enough to place all over my radiator cover in the hallway, I then scatter Christmas lights behind it jars to give it an even more festive feel…and Voila!
I’d love to see what your Winter Wonderland looks like? I love doing this myself but it would also be a great idea to help get your kids involved in Christmas decorating, they could help colour in the houses or decide on their own Winter Wonderland.
Lashings of Love,