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[News] Christmas and Winter Deco Ideas: Snow

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by LadyKeroOfAtl, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. LadyKeroOfAtl

    LadyKeroOfAtl UO Homes & Castles News Reporter
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    May 24, 2008
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    Christmas and Winter Deco Ideas

    I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far.
    Here's a few deco ideas and screenshots to help those that, like me, have yet to finish their deco.

    Snow Ideas:

    If you can't customize your house because of vendors or you just really don't want to deal with things going into your moving crate just to change the floor tiles..
    Here's a few ideas:

    White Poppies - As seen at Red and Purple Mini Mall on Atlantic.

    Stygian Abyss Carpets dyed with the new white stains.
    It doesn't turn quite as bright as the poppies, white gozas, or even the snow tiles themselves but are the quickest/cheapest alternative.

    It only takes one use of stain to dye as many carpet pieces as you can hold in your backpack.

    White gozas from the reward cloth are also an option if you happen to have a lot sitting around or are willing to do many, many single bods.
    [For those interested the BODs that have a chance for white cloth are:
    20 normal barbed - 20 exp spined - 10/15/20 exp horned - 10/15 exp barbed]

    Falling Snow

    Acesh on Great Lakes uses the old holiday gift snow flakes.

    If you don't have them or don't want to use them, you can easily use diamonds [not the blue diamonds] or Egg/Smoke bombs as falling snow.

    Snow Piles/Snow Drift


    Two cotton raised against a tree, or raised into a corner make a nice snow drift effect.
    Although it definitely looks better when used on the snow tiles as opposed to on the carpets in this screenshot.


    The christmas gift snowmen from years ago.
    The scarf can be dyed using a normal dye tub.

    If you don't have one of them you can use Siobhan of Legends snowman idea.
    You'll need:
    One Large Vase
    Two Small Vases
    A Bandage - Dyed whatever color you'd like your snowmans scarf
    A Carrot
    A Straw Hat - Can also be dyed whatever color you'd like

    Melted Snowman



    You'll need:
    One snow pile
    A Small Piece Of Blackrock
    A Carrot
    Straw Hat

    I know the pictures are small, So I've stretched one a bit.

    And finally for those that really love their snowman we have Tiger Lily of Chessies snowman.


    The next holiday deco post will include Christmas trees and various plant ideas.

  2. Scotia

    Scotia Guest

    Very cute ideas, thank you for sharing!

    I can't wait to see more. :)
  3. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
    Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Alumni

    Dec 17, 2006
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    His name is "Slushy the Snowman" and he was made out of Wagon Wheel slush with a face that only the creator could love (me). I made a song for him as well.

    "Well theres something you don't see everyday"

    Down to the village,
    With a boomstick in his hand,
    Running here and there all
    Around the savages saying,
    Catch me if you can.
    He led them down the streets of town
    Right to the Sacrifice crop.
    And he only paused a moment when
    He heard Niva holler "Stop!"
    For Slushy the snow man
    Had to hurry on his way,
    But he waved goodbye saying,
    "Don't you cry,
    I'll kill the savages some day."
    Stompetty stomp stomp,
    Stompetty stomp stomp,
    Look at Slushy go.
    Stompetty stomp stomp,
    Stompetty stomp stomp,
    Over the homes of savages!!!