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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tidy Tip Tuesday - Polyester Batting for Snow

Let it Snow!
If you've had trouble making a snow scene with polyester batting, try this trick:

When I set up this snowman scene, I had one large piece of batting that I laid down on top of white Christmas lights. I just couldn't get the effect I wanted. It looked hokey (is that a word?). And it was impossible to make "snow drifts".

So I put on my "thinking cap" the way Captain Kangaroo (now I'm dating myself) used to tell me to and it worked. I had the idea of cutting the batting into strips about 2 inches wide. I could then manipulate the strips anyway I wanted to make snow drifts. You can see the results. It was easy and looked just the way I had imagined. You can see the strips in the second photo.

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