Winter Wonderland for $11
Just hoping to inspire you with what you can achieve for $11 dollars at the Dollar store this year. If you want simple elegance for the Holidays this idea is for you! Three sizes of dollar tree snowflakes suspended from the ceiling with thread. That's it!
In a Nutshell: Using white or clear sewing thread, tie one end to a straight pin and the other end to the snowflake. Using a ladder, stick the straight pin into your ceiling. The difficulty level of poking in the pin will depend upon what type of ceiling you have, NOTE: Use differing lengths of thread for each snowflake to make it look more natural. See a few step-by=step instructions below and let me know if you have any questions. I am always happy to assist.
Using a straight pin and sewing thread, tie a loop at the end of the thread and place the top of the pin inside the loop. Pull the loop tight.
Tie the thread one more time to create a double knot so that the thread will not slip.
Trim off the access and you are ready to tie the other end of the thread to your snow flake. Yes this is time consuming, but well worth the time. I did 60 snowflakes and might actually add more. You are now ready to hang your snowflake. I would recommend using a thimble to poke the pin into the ceiling, you need only poke it in a short way for the pin to hold fast. I also recommend doing one snowflake at a time, so that they do not get tangled up on your work table.
The key to achieving a natural effect is to hang your snowflakes approximately 2 feet apart and at differing lengths. Make sure to hang some just a few inches from the ceiling and others use at least 12 inches of thread.
Take your time. It might be fun to have a friend or spouse assist you. One person can tie the thread and then hand it to the "hanger". I just may decide to leave the thread up in the Spring. I can cut the snowflakes off and tie butterflies on the ends. Then in the Fall hang lovely Fall leaves of differing colors and shapes. Oh Yes! I love that idea.
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