I just hate how empty and forlorn the house looks when I take my Christmas decorations down. After all that color and glitter it’s a really big let down. This year I decided I had to do at least a little something to tide me over from Christmas until it was time to do some Valentines decorating.
But I didn’t want it to cost much.
Or anything really.
Do you remember the cool branch I have in my front hallway that I’ve been decorating for the seasons? It really is just a free tree branch stuck into a cheapo vase I already had that I filled with rocks (which you can’t see because it’s hidden behind the antique scale).
For Halloween I put a black raven on it (sorry-forgot a photo). Then for Christmas I hung it with little glass ornaments:
I already have plans to hang little hearts on it for Valentines day, and to add some paper flowers & buds for spring. I decided what I really needed to get me through January was some snowflakes!
I grabbed a couple sheets of copy paper off the computer desk, some sharp scissors from my knitting bag and hit the internet looking for some directions on how to make really pretty snowflakes. I didn’t want these to be cheeseball kiddo looking attempts. I wanted them to be CLASSY.
This great tutorial on Instructables.com for making a 6 pointed snowflake was just the ticket. I went to town:
I decided that the end product should be sparkly, like snow. In the true nature of frugality I refused to go out and buy any glitter. Looking around the house I found a can of silver sparkle hairspray that had been purchased for who knows what.
And there you have it, festive winter decorations that didn’t cost a dime!
Now I just need to come up with something for my bare mantle. I have an idea. . . let’s see if it works out well enough to post. . .