|Ok. Don’t laugh. I like it.
I had seen a post about making a tree out of a branch and so I thought I would try it.
I wanted it to be my snowy tree that I can keep up in January.
Other than braving the cold temps for a branch, it was rather simple.
- Find a branch. Spray paint it. Nothing perfect. I chose white…to look cold & winterish.
- Once dry, I glued a piece of foam into my bucket. I am sure that there are many ways to weight it down, but that’s what I chose. Obviously, you won’t want to glue yours if your bucket is important to you. (Mine was actually what a fruit basket came in…given to my husband @ work. As soon as I saw it, I confiscated it.) Anyways, once your branch is in place, you can decorate it however you wish.
- I used fluffy snow (called Buffalo snow) around the base. Then placed a bird ornament that I gotten on sale after Christmas for $1. The plastic glitter ornament was actually on a gift that I received LAST Christmas. The turquoise snowflake is an embellishment that I cut on my Cricut & then glittered. The ornaments I bought at Target. I chose turquoise ribbon to hang them. It felt vintage to me. Looked snowy.
- Oh. I glued a ribbon around the bucket to cover up a Christmas decoration that was painted on it. Then I tied another piece of the same ribbon around the bucket and tied a bow. This should probably be done before placing the branch in it….but I wasn’t thinking and did it afterwards.