Remember the Spooky Bat Tree that I made for Halloween? Well the bats are long gone, and the tree has been sitting on the credenza waiting for Old Man Winter to arrive. And now, as far as I’m concerned, Old Man Winter is here!
The spooky bat tree is now a frost covered tree. This project is easy and really inexpensive, but a little messy.
Supplies: bare branches, epsom salt, spray adhesive, rubber band, vase, newspaper and rocks
Once you have your branches, lay them on some newspaper, spray on the adhesive and sprinkle the epsom salt. Turn over the branches and do the other side. Easy peasy.
Once you are done, arrange the branches so they resemble a tree and rubber band them together. I used the thicker, yet smaller rubber band that they used to hold broccoli stems together.
Then wrap the newspaper around the base of the branches, stick it in a (not clear) vase and stuff in more crumpled newspaper until your tree stays where you want it to. Place rocks or marbles or ornaments around the base to cover the newspaper.
Some of the salt falls off when you are arranging the tree and the branches touch each other. This makes a mess, but just vacuum it up and it’s done!
Linked to: Remodelaholic,Under The Table and Dreaming, Tatertots and Jello, Shabby Art Boutique , Today’s Creative Blog, Lil’ Luna, Funky Junk Interiors, Too Much Time On My Hands, Nifty Thrifty Things, My Girlish Whims, Whipperberry
Great idea. I love your simple color palette. I’m decorating with branches this Christmas too.
So very pretty. I love the simplicity of the frosted branches! Might have to try this.
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
Love decorating with natural elements – but with a bit of bling!!
LOVE this idea! Gonna definitlely try it! 😉
did you also make the small silver reindeer?
I just tried this – thank you!
I’d love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-friday.html
I love this look! I am going to have to try this…thanks so much for sharing how to get the snow-y look to the branches. I saw your post over at “Tatertots and Jello”.
Okay, you win the prize for the most genius winter decor idea! I absolutely love this, and I’m going to do it TOMORROW!! You have just given me 100 ideas! I’d like to invite you to come and share your genius-ness at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at http://www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com
This is such a great idea!!! And, it totally looks like the real deal! Thanks for sharing.
I LOVE this!! It looks so whimsical with the little figurines! What a great tablescape!!
Amy @ All In A Day
Super cute! I might have to go out in the yard and hunt down some branches now! Thanks for sharing!
Just gorgeous and so simple!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea with us!
kim@too much time
Thank you so much for linking up your lovely project at Get Schooled Saturday. We will be open for business again Friday night-Sunday night!
Kim @ Too Much Time