Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bringing nature indoors

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! (I'm afraid to announce that for all the snow haters.) We had our first snow fall of the year! I love a fresh snow fall when it coats the trees and it is still pretty and white.  

When I woke up this morning and saw the snow covered branches outside my window I knew I had to share my Frosted Branches project! 

Photo Credit: David Santiago Caicedo
I found inspiration for this idea on several blogs...particularly on: Brassy Apple. 

For this project you will need:
Epsom Salt
Spray Adhesive
Branches
A Vase
Cardboard

1. Use cardboard to protect your workspace.
2. One at a time, coat each branch with spray adhesive.
3. Sprinkle Epsom Salt over the branches, creating a glistening snow look.
4. Pour Epsom Salt in a tall vase and arrange your branches to your liking.

You can dress the arrangement up with candles, ribbon, ornaments, etc.
There you have it! Adding a touch of nature and winter to your home can be easy! This is a great piece for a mantel or an entry way table.

Photo Credit: David Santiago Caicedo
Thanks for reading! I'd love to hear your thoughts or ideas on other ways to bring nature indoors. (And a big thank you to David for taking pictures of my project!)

Check out David's beautiful bone china d├ęcor here: Rocks&Mountains

Take care,


2 comments:

  1. I love bringing the outdoors in, so fun.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Any recommendations for projects that bring the outdoors in?

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