I decided to flock half of the sticks with the Spray Snow and add glitter to the other half. I am going to be honest - I hated the flocking. It's such a darn mess! Sure, it looks like realistic, fluffy snow on the branch, but don't touch it! If you do, it will turn to "baby powder" and go everywhere - on the floor, on the dog, and all over me! Oy! I'll enjoy it for this season, but never again!
For the sparkly sticks, I spray painted them with some leftover white paint, then coated each branch with Modge-Podge before sprinkling them with clear glitter. I really like the look of them and they will last for seasons to come.
Put it all together with my Silver Platter Wreath, a White Rag Light Garland (made with my hubby's old dress shirt), a couple of Sugared Ice Skates and here's my finished Wintertime Mantle:
Now we're all ready to snuggle in and enjoy Wintertime!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Sparkly & Flocked Branches (Branches - Free, Spray Snow - $5/2 cans, Paint/Glitter/Glue - on hand)
Total Fake-It Cost: $5.00, 2 Large Bunches of Branches
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