Several of you have asked how I created the glistening, wet snow that I used in my mercury glass arrangement in my last post here. It was really quite easy, because I used a portion of a packet of “Snow Real.” Although the company is located just up the road in Cleveland, OH, I had to order my packets from Ace Hardware online because the company does not sell to the general public.Ace Hardware Hotline
Click on the picture to see the company’s web site
To get the fluffy or wet snow look, you just add water to the powder, which is a chemical polymer (sodium polyacrylate). It’s basically the stuff that is in disposable baby diapers. In fact, I’m going to “borrow” a diaper from our nephew, who just became a new dad last week, to see if I can create the same effect with its contents. It’s worth a try, don’t you think? LOL
I think that garden centers also sell a crystal product that would be similar. It’s used to help keep the soil moist in houseplants.
Also, there are a few recipes online, but I can’t vouch for any of them. I’m not sure if they are for powdered snow or the wet kind. Hope you can find it. Mine was shipped fairly quickly from an Ace store in Florida. Not all of the stores carry it~ in fact there weren’t any stores in Ohio that stocked it. I know that there are other brands out there, but again, I don’t have any experience with them.