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Snowy Scene

Did you know powder laundry detergent makes a great faux snow substitute?  Well, it does.  Last Christmas, the boys and I made snow filled ornaments using doll house birds and Epsom salt.  This year, we made snowy scenes in open glass containers.  We poured Epsom salt in one, pushed in a tree, set a bird on it.

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After that one, we ran out of salt, so we improvised.  Laundry detergent to the rescue to make a larger forest-ish scene.

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(So sorry for the glare!  Any photography tips for glass and glare?!)  Power detergent looks like snow (minus the glittery effect), but smells lovely.

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When we’re ready to change things up, we can dump the detergent back in the original container.  No faux snow to store or save.

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  1. These are so cute. I like how the laundry detergent actually makes it look like real snow. So clever.

    In response to your photography question. Try to block where the glare is coming with a sheet or something. It looks like the glare is coming from the windows behind it. You can also try changing your angle.

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