Dreaming of a white Christmas? Aren't we all? If only you could make it seem like a winter wonderland had landed on your doorstep, without any snow! Here are 10 ways to make it a white Christmas (even when it's not)...
Dreaming of a white Christmas this year? Aren’t we all, every year? But we hardly ever get one do we?
But, what if you could make it seem like your house has been transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland, without even a flake of snow?
We’ve had our thinking caps on hard for this one, and have come up with ten inventive ways to make it feel like a crisp, wintery, snowy day on Christmas (without a spot of the white stuff). And whilst it’s all very well having presents, ridiculous amounts of turkey and stuffing and pulling the odd cracker, there’s always a slight tinge of disappointment when it doesn’t snow. But these tips will teach you how to make it a white Christmas, and the kids can get involved too!
From cotton wool to talc to homemade snow globes, there are plenty of ways you can make your home feel like a scene out of The Night Before Christmas, without having to rely on the climate.
So when the white stuff’s hard to come by, try using some of this stuff instead…
Got any of your own ideas for how to make it a white Christmas? We’d love to hear them. Do let us know by leaving us a comment in the box below.
We're sure you'll be dusting your Christmas bakes with icing sugar no end, but how about using some around the house too? Sprinkle it along the kitchen surfaces and use cookie cutters to make shapes in it.
This fake snow is truly amazing. It comes in a small box in the form of a white powder, which at first glance looks as though it would barely cover a mince pie. Add a little cold water however, and the powder instantly expands to 100 times its own size, into soft, cold, snow! And the best news? Let it dry out and you can use it again, and again, and again...
£12.99 from Smartoys.com.
Simple! Print off our free snowflake templates and get cutting and snipping with the kids. Stick them on window panes, mirrors, and hang them from the ceiling with different lengths of string to look like they're falling from the sky.
Ahh and you thought you'd never get rid of that old bottle of talc in the back of your bathroom cupboard. Lightly dust talc around your fireplace, on window sills, you could even create some snowy footsteps around the hearth as though Santa's boots have walked there.
Ok, so bear with us here... scatter some chunky sea salt on your doorstep, get the kids in their wellies and let them crunch away. Salt makes almost that exact same wonderful noise that snow makes underfoot. Magical!
How lovely is this idea? It's so effective yet so simple to make and the kids will love it.
Take an empty jam jar and glue toy trees, animals, snowmen, santa or anything festive you can get your hands on to the underside of the lid. Fill the jam jar with water and glitter, screw the lid back on (tightly!), give it a shake and stand it upside down. You'll have your very own snow scene in the palm of your hand.
Picture from Pinterest: repinly.com
Edible snow! Create a snowy display using white marshmallows, the kids will be delighted when they realise they can eat them. If you're feeling truly ambitious you could even attempt a mini-marshmallow igloo!
Not the most glamorous of snow substitutes, but lay some bubble wrap winding through the house and the kids will feel like they're running through a winter wonderland.
A can of this clever stuff and you can create a curtain of frost and fun shapes all over your windows, just like Jack Frost's been for a visit.
£1.49 from Amazon.