Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winterized Porch

Sometimes life is really crazy.  I started this project a while ago, but just finished it this morning.  So, even though Christmas is only 14 days away, I finally finished my porch.


Don't mind the cinder block.  The tree kept blowing over and the cinder block works like a charm.  Also, I am wishing I had some turquoise ornaments instead of the red, but I don't want to go to the store to get more.  It works, right.

Let's start with the wreath.  I got the evergreen wreath thing, the tulle and the sparkley beads from Hobby Lobby.  The silver branches came from Roberts and the snowflake came from the dollar store.




I simply hot glued them onto the wreath to create this look.  I am in love with it.  It makes me think of the snow queen from Narnia.

Now, to create the snowflakes.  These are the supplies I used.

I wasn't sure which kind of glitter would be the best to use, so I got a few different types.  I would recommend using the folk art glitter paint.  It was so much easier to use and far less messy.

I started by using the tacky glue to attach the paint sticks together.  Then I used a staple gun on the top and bottom to make it stronger.

Next I embellished with popcicle sticks, dollar store snowflakes and cardboard cut outs.  Then I spray painted it white which also helps weather proof it.
Add glitter.
Then you are done.



 I hung them up with wire and a screw through the back...the kind of screw you would use to hang pictures...you know, with the "O" on one side and the screw on the other.  Do you even know what I am talking about?  Oh man.  What a terrible time to forget what they are called.

 

Put it all together and there you have it.  A winter scene for your porch. 

 
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9 comments:

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

it turned out great!!!

The Conrad Family said...

So cute!! Makes my coffee filter snowflakes look a little sad in comparison! You are so talented! Good job!

Ty & Tiff said...

I saw the tutorial for those snowflakes on Studio 5, and I thought about making some. Yours turned out super cute!!! :)

kate said...

so cute!

Tammy said...

This is the same theme Im going with outside my house, too! Your wreath is just beautiful and the snowflakes are so creative!Great Job!

the cape on the corner said...

paint sticks! what a great idea! and i love your blue and silver wreath-those are the colors i used this year, too.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You are so creative! You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the Monday blog party!!

Michelle said...

Great to meet you at the cookie exchange today! I love how you used paint stir sticks, so creative! Let me know if you would like to blog swap sometime.

Leanne said...

It was so fun talking to you at the cookie exchange. Isn't it funny how we feel like we've known each other for years? Love, love , love the snowflakes. I'll have to work on some of these, ummm, after Christmas. I put my cookies in the refrigerator downstairs so I'd quit eating them. It hasn't worked.