Then I got out a can of faux snow and did several bursts of spray to tone it down a bit.
This is my favorite Christmas tree holder ever. I found it a local closeout store and it actually has a place to hold your tree inside. It's heavy and the finish is a beautiful aged pale chippy pink. I added some aqua tulle over the top, and a hand stamped Merry Christmas tag.
Here's the tree I put inside, a small faux evergreen with pine cones.
Here it is with the pale pink and clear garland I found to wrap it up with.
Since I still had more ornaments I made another wreath.
I had another tree that I wanted to add some snow to, but my snow spray was not thick enough. I found out that I could make the thicker snow with Ivory soap.
I just used an old grater and then added some warm water and some spray starch until I got a paste that I could paint on.
It was a bit messy, but it worked out. It wasn't the look I was going for, I wanted it all to be white, but this works too.
We had our first snow right after Thanksgiving, it was barely a dusting but I captured this little butterball eating leftovers.
Here are some of all the others that kept Henri filling the bird feeders that day.
And what is more beautiful than having a bit of live Christmas decor outside, courtesy of our little feathered friends!