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Winter Wonderland Window Display

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Who doesn't love shimmer things and lights?! This is the perfect project to do with kids and get them involved with your Christmas decorating--maybe even have some cookies in the oven while you create this fun window display together.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $35-40 Difficulty: Easy
SUPPLIES:
-assorted ornaments of choice (I chose 2 different size no-shatter ornaments and some inexpensive snowflake picks.)
-battery powered LED string lights
-garland
-fishing line
-scissors
Not pictured:
-push pins
-wire snips
Here is the plain BEFORE picture of my kitchen window.
STEP 1: Prep ornaments
If you're using the snowflake picks from Michaels like I did, you'll want to first snip the stick off. Then, simply cut a piece of fishing line with your scissors and tie to each snowflake. String each ornament as well.
STEP 2: Hang and fasten ornaments, lights and garland
Next, wrap the fishing line of your ornament around the pointy part of a push pin and push each pin into the top of your window casing. If you don't have window casing and you don't want a bunch of tiny holes above your window in your sheetrock, simply arrange your ornaments and lights on a long piece of wood, then mount it above your window.
Also using push pins, attach your string lighting to the top of your window. Of course be careful not to push any pins directly into the wiring--you'll want to either pin the wire against the wall where your window casing meets, or separate two of the tiny wires (there should be 3) and pin between them.
After you've pinned all of your ornaments and lights, take a strip of garland and pin on top of your window casing. Do this to cover up all of your push pins and give your window display a completed look.
Bo loves this window display! He was napping when I put everything together and he woke up astonished at the lights--it's amazing what a few inexpensive elements can create!

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  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Nov 13, 2016

    It looks magical!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Nov 14, 2016

    Pretty!

  • Tammy
    Tammy Williamstown, NJ
    on Nov 20, 2016

    I do something similar, but I use a tension rod to wrap the garland around and everything hangs from the tension rod. No need for push pins or mounting wood as long as you have cabinets on either side of your window. Easy up and easy down. 😄

  • Heidi Smith
    Heidi Smith Leander, TX
    on Nov 20, 2016

    Lovely!!

  • Kari Landuyt
    Kari Landuyt Blairstown, IA
    on Nov 20, 2016

    Love the idea. Usually kitchen is missed with the decorating at my house, not enough decorations or outlets.

    • Jan Koelsch
      Jan Koelsch Wichita, KS
      on Oct 30, 2017

      I've found mini ceramic tree at craft sales. Also have a mini tree from Hobby Lobby with mini decorations in my kitchen. Have Christmas card fronts of the nativity framed to hang on the wall. Love the use of tension rods to hang things from.

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