Hi there, welcome to day 2 of my Christmas decorations that we shall not name Christmas decorations just yet (and if you don’t get this joke, you’ll have to read yesterday’s post about my advent decoration).
So I guess I have another winter decoration for you.
Are you ‘old’ enough to remember real ice flowers on your windows? I am. When I was a little girl we still had bedroom windows that weren’t insulated, and when it was really cold there would be ice flowers in the morning. I rarely see them anymore these days. I guess ice flowers are becoming extinct. I kind of miss them. Although I don’t miss those cold and drafty windows.
So I decided to bring ice flowers back within the comfort of my well insulated house.
See!? Flowers on my windows.
There are even some flowers dangling in front of the windows.
Want to know how I did it?
It was quite easy. For the flowers on the window panes I stuck doilies on the window and then sprayed faux snow from a can over them. The little doily I stuck to the window by simply wetting it, and since I needed to rinse it every other time anyway that was easy. The bigger doilies were to heavy to stay put with only water so I sprayed some faux snow on them first and used that as a kind of glue.
Spray lightly over them, too thick and it will look too fake. But as long as the snow hasn’t dried you can easily wash it away and do it over.
The dangling doilies where stiffened with sugar water (like I did with my lace napkin rings) and hung with very fine craft wire.
It is easy, I promise!
This looks so cute in real life. All festive and wintery. And it makes for amazing shadows when the sun is shining through.
So what’s the verdict? Christmas or winter decorations?
I think it qualifies for both.
This was a nice and cheap craft too. The doilies came from my stash (the little round ones are actually part of a crochet table runner I cut up) and can always be reused if I wash the sugar out of them. And the spray snow was very cheap too. I used one can for all four of the windows I treated.
Hmm, use what I have, easy, cheap, lovely with a bit of a wow factor. My kind of Christmas decorating.
Now what shall I do tomorrow?
Well I guess you’ll have to come back and see.
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