DIY SNOW-COVERED BRANCHES

$7
1 Hour
Easy

I think everyone in Colorado is dreaming of a white Christmas. Denver has had no measurable snow in over 225 days. This might explain why I am obsessed with my can of Santa snow spray this season. This is a super easy craft and you only need three items and one of them is free. I included a video too on how to make these inexpensive branches! You got this!

HOW TO MAKE SNOW COVERED BRANCHES


Looking out the window of my Colorado home all I see is brown. How do people in other parts of the country live without snow? Thank goodness for Christmas lights to light up the yards and front porches. I walked my yard the other day to water a few shrubs and bushes. I ended up trimming a few branches because dry (dead) branches are a crafter’s dream.


And if you are a frequent visitor to Everyday Edits you know I love to repurpose branches and greenery like this project and this one.


So I grabbed a few branches from my Christmas home office post and got to work on creating snowy branches for my holiday decor. At least my home’s interiors will have a little dusting of snow.

Sidenote: Secretly I hope that every time I mention snowy branches the snow angels will make some of the real stuff.


ITEMS NEEDED


The best part of this craft is you only need 3 items! That’s it and the first item you should be able to round up in your yard or maybe your parents’ yard or a friend who successfully found a house in2021 (my REALTOR® life).


  • branches
  • primer+ paint spray paint
  • Santa spray snow
  • cardboard or paint tarp to spray branches


This is such an easy craft and the time involved is the drying time of the paint and spray snow.

STEPS


  • Place branches on cardboard or paint tarp
  • Spray front of branches with primer+paint spray. Let dry.
  • Flip branches over and spray the othe rside. Let dry.
  • Repeat these two steps with the Santa snow spray.
  • The snow spray takes longer to dry***
  • For a more textured look repeat the snow spray a couple of times.

That’s it! Don’t worry if you miss a few spots on the branches. It will look amazing!

DIY TUTORIAL VIDEO


Here is the video I m ade for this DIY. This is a low-budget production so be kind! I would love it if you subscribed to my youtube channel.


You guys this is all there is to this super easy craft. I ended up putting my snowy branches in my office. It looks striking in front of the Hale Navy walls. I added a strand of berries because I love the look against the branches.

There are so many ways to incorporate snow-covered twigs and stems into the decor this time of year.


IDEAS


  • TABLESCAPES
  • TUCKED INTO FRESH (OR FAUX) EVERGREENS
  • ADD HEIGHT TO PLANTERS ON PORCH
  • USE AS FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
  • CREATE A PETITE ADVENT TREE


The bucket is a repurposed cylinder box from a retailer. Any guesses what was stored in this cylinder before I used it as a last-minute bucket?

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  • Jo Jo on Dec 29, 2021

    What was previously in the bucket??

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  • June June on Dec 28, 2021

    This is a great idea. Most winters, lately, we have not gotten any snow. This year is an exemption, lots,. But I love the idea for indoors. Thank you for sharing.

  • Debi Debi on Dec 28, 2021

    I had to laugh at your everything brown comment. I'm from FL. When my older brother returned from living in Col for a while, I asked him his opinion and his reply was too much brown.

    • Everyday Edits Everyday Edits on Jan 21, 2022

      We always need water. Still love the weather and the mountains!

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