Make Snow Camo Fabric

Note the snowy shapes of your particular landscape to mimic its appearance effectively..

For snowy environments, proper camouflage is essential when hunting or playing war games. Woodland camouflage fails to be effective when fresh snow falls, altering the landscape. If you are a regular hunter in a cold climate, purchasing snow camo, retail or army wholesale, might be advisable. If, however, you need snow camo only casually or occasionally, creating it yourself can be a frugal alternative. Creating snow camo fabric gives additional options of covering tents or hunting blinds. Just remember your hand warmers.


1. Remember to add fluorescent orange to your ensemble when hunting, for safety.

Determine whether your snow camo fabric will be for the purpose of stealth or hunting. Blending into the background will necessitate off-white and grey camo. For safety reasons, snow camo used for hunting may need to incorporate fluorescent orange.

Note the elements of your particular winter landscape to determine what kind of snow camo pattern will be most effective for your cloth. If the area is flat and treeless, solid off-white fabric will be sufficient. If the area is moderately or heavily wooded, pattern will be necessary.

Take photos of the area while snowy for reference, if desired. Also use photos of retail snow camo for inspiration.

2. Keep your camo consistent, whether all off-white or all patterned.

Cut the fabric to your desired size and shape. If it is a large piece, hang it from a clothes line to paint it.

Consult any photos of the area you wish to use for reference.

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Spray large, blurred swathes with the lightest shade of grey first. Allow it to dry. If the landscape dictates, add darker grey shapes, mostly vertical.

Spray with some fluorescent orange spray paint in similar patterns if the fabric will be used in hunting environments.

3. Research textile design software online if you are interested in creating snow camo for others.

Alternatively, use textile design software to create a snow camo pattern. However, creating textiles in this manner will not be nearly as frugal as painting fabric freehand.

4. Remember to wear eye protection on bright days in the snow.

Fill white balloons with sand to weigh down large pieces of snow camo fabric to be used on hunting blinds or tree stands in windy conditions.