How many of you dream of a White Christmas? Lately, I think many Coloradoans are dreaming of a white Christmas. Denver has had no measurable snow in over 225 days.
This might explain why I am obsessed with my can of Santa snow spray this season. This is a super easy craft and you only need three items and one of them is free. I included a video too on how to make snow-covered branches! You got this!
HOW TO MAKE SNOW-COVERED BRANCHES
Looking out the window of my Colorado home all I see is brown. How do people in other parts of the country live without snow? Thank goodness for Christmas lights to light up the yards and front porches. I walked my yard the other day to water a few shrubs and bushes. I ended up trimming a few branches because dry (dead) branches are a crafter’s dream.
So I grabbed a few branches from my Christmas home office post and got to work on creating snowy branches for my holiday decor. At least my home’s interiors will have a little dusting of snow.
Sidenote: Secretly I hope that every time I mention snowy branches the snow angels will make some of the real stuff.
The best part of this craft is you only need 3 items! That’s it and the first item you should be able to round up in your yard or maybe your parents’ yard or a neighbor whose branches teeter over your side of the fence.
This is such an easy craft and the time involved is the drying time of the paint and spray snow.
- Place branches on cardboard or a drop cloth.
- Spray the front of branches with primer+paint spray. Let dry.
- Flip branches over and spray the other side. Let dry.
- Repeat these two steps with the Santa snow spray.
- The snow spray takes longer to dry***
- For a more textured look repeat the snow spray a couple of times.
That’s it! Don’t worry if you miss a few spots on the branches. It will look amazing!
DIY TUTORIAL VIDEO
You guys this is all there is to this super easy craft. I ended up putting my snowy branches in my office. It looks striking in front of the Hale Navy walls. I added a strand of berries because I love the look against the branches.
There are so many ways to incorporate snow-covered twigs and stems into the decor this time of year.
- TUCKED INTO FRESH (OR FAUX) EVERGREENS
- ADD HEIGHT TO PLANTERS ON THE PORCH
- USE AS FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
- CREATE A PETITE ADVENT TREE
- PLACE TWIGS IN BETWEEN THE CHRISTMAS TREE BRANCHES
The bucket is a repurposed cylinder box from a retailer. Any guesses what was stored in this cylinder before I used it as a last-minute bucket?
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Before you go here are a few favorite places I add branches to spruce (get it) up the decor.