Christmas is just around the corner, and if you are like me you have already decked the halls in your home. While your decorations may be set (or perhaps looking for an easy craft to work on), you may be interested in an easy, inexpensive, way to add a little more whimsy to your decor. If you have been following me on Instagram, you may have caught a few IG stories here and there highlighting our tree. When my husband and I were first married, we decorated our tree in blue and silver ornaments. Over the years we have expanded, adding a few of our childhood ones, treasured ones from over the years, and pops of pink and purple.
On a recent trip to Jo Anne Fabrics, I noticed these miniature pink bottle brush trees and felt that I needed them. At the time, I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to use them in our home but decided to purchase them anyways. After a little brainstorming and further perusing of the aisles, I decided to create a miniature winter wonderland that would later act as a centerpiece at our Christmas Eve dinner on our food table or bar.
What you need:
– various miniatures (these bottle brush trees came in a variety of colors and sizes; there were also numerous “fairy garden” winter themed items to choose from)
– large clear glass vessel
– fake snow
Pour a generous amount of snow into the vessel of your choosing
Place miniatures around in the snow. While you are placing your items, you may want to try and pack some of the snow down as much as possible. This will help prevent them from slipping if the globe gets jostled. If you would prefer to not have to adjust the miniatures from time to time, try hot gluing them to a piece of white felt, and then dust snow on top of to blend it in.
For some extra ambiance, place miniature LED lights in the globe or around its base.
That’s it! Super easy, super simple, and doesn’t break the bank. I decided not to adhere the pieces to a piece of felt so that my LO could “play” with the pieces. She was particularly found of the station wagon while we were at the store, so I figured if I glued it down I may have a fight on my hands later on (Ah, parenthood!).