Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Homemade Christmas - Christmas Snow

I thought it would be fun to share a Homemade Christmas tip

I was reading through The Pioneer Lady's Country Christmas by Jane Watson Hopping. I came across this recipe for homemade Christmas snow. We used to make this to decorate our tree when I was little - it was popular in the 50's.

1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 cup plus about 2 slightly rounded tbsps ssoap flakes (Ivory Snow is the best - can you still buy this???)
Plain silver glitter, optional

CAUTION: Make certain that children in the home realize the snow is made of soap and should not be handled or played with.

In a medium-size mixing bowl combine water and soap flakes or granules. (Note: Only gentle flakes or granules will whip up to a meringuelike consistency.) Stir to dissolve, then whip by hand or with an electric beater until homemade snow looks like stiff meringue and holds its shape when spread along the branches of an evergreen gree. Dust with glitter if you wish. The moist snow will dry out overnight and cling tightly to the branches of the tree. Makes about 3 cups.


cottage remnant said...

Ivory Snow... Yes!!!!
Amway soap....NO!!!!
as a teenager I thought I would help decorate for the season...painted lots of lovely seasonal images on doors and windows....
Amway Soap, did not wash off.
It was winter for a very very long time... LOL

agoodwitchtoo said...

Now snow made from soap is right up my alley!!! :D Unlike the real snow... that's cold and wet. Blah!

Farm Chick Paula said...

What a neat idea... thanks for the tip, Kay!!

Juri said...

How neat is that!!! Living in Florida, we need some fake snow, for sure! Thanks for the idea!!


Karen said...

Wow, never seen this recipe before - do you have a picture of it on a tree??? Very fun sounding.