This is the time of the year when we all seem to go into overdrive trying to think of ideas for the holiday home while still having enough time to do our jobs, take care of the family, and find some time to rest. I would like to help. Choose one or two of these easy ideas, accept the compliments, and still have enough time to read a good book.
I have used epsom salts to simulate snow in glass containers. Very simple but lovely.
Make your own snow tipped pinecones with Elmer’s Glue and epsom salts.
Love the banner made from burlap and twine.
You could make your own metallic pine cones by spray painting them with silver or gold metallic paint.
Use bleach to lighten the little Dollar Store Christmas trees for a vintage look. Soak mini Christmas trees in a bath of approximately 1/4 cup of bleach to a gallon of hot water. It took approximately 15 minutes to bleach these trees.
After they are bleached, dab on Modge Podge and roll them in glitter then add jewels with a glue gun and rest them in a tea cup or creamer or sugar bowl.
…or just leave them natural.
Save bottles from the pantry and add candles and greenery. Be careful and make sure that the candles are solidly in the bottles.
Take an empty wine bottle, add a sleeve of sheet music, glitter the edges of the sheet music. Add some twine and tie on a glittery ornament. For step by step directions, go here.
I am definitely going to try to make some of the beautiful bottles. There is just something about sheet music and a vintage look that makes me happy.
So, have some fun! Create and be happy!