So far winter has been pretty mild around these parts. We had about a week of freezing cold temps then it warmed back up. Warm winters usually mean a lot of rain when I would rather see big fat white flakes falling from the sky! So I’m bringing winter indoors with some wintery home decor in the form of a Winter Vignette.
And did I mention how simple it is to put together? I’ll show you step-by-step how to pull off this little vignette in no time flat.
Various winter floral picks
Small white poinsettias
Hot Glue Gun
Let’s start with the lantern. I chose this one for the small size and the washed out wood. I thought it looked perfect for a winter setting.
Open the top of the lantern and flip up the tabs holding the glass. Remove all of the glass. This will allow us to expand the scene in the lantern out.
Use a hot glue gun to adhere a small amount of batting to the inside base of the lantern. Stretch it so that lays slightly outside of the open-sided lantern.
Select various small florals from the picks to place inside the lantern. Here I used the bird pick, minus the bird, as well as a small poinsettia and it’s berries, a pine twig, and an icicle branch.
Hot glue items in place inside the lantern.
Use more pieces of the picks to decorate the top of the lantern. Hot glue in place. Place a ribbon around the top to hide the edges of the picks and tie into a bow.
This white garland is actually ten feet long, but it is thin and can be easily left folded.
Bend a small hole in the center of the folded garland where the lantern can sit. Fluff the stems to cover all wires. Stuff batting between the branches to give a more snowy look and help hide any wires that the branches can’t cover.
Now it’s just a matter of filling the garland! I made this animated GIF to show you just how easy that is.
Place the lantern in the center of the garland. Take winter picks and symmetrical layer them on each side of the lantern. I used a layer of 3: the icicle branches first since they are the largest, followed by some light green leaves just in front of the branches, then some green berries in the front.
Finally, place the little red bird from one of the picks in the “snow” on the garland.
Place your new winter vignette on your favorite shelf, side table, or even make it the centerpiece on your dining room table. Bring the white stuff indoors without the chill!
Sunday 17th of January 2016
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