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Valentine Mantlescape and Faux Iced Winter Branches

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I have fallen in love with these Faux Iced Winter Branches. They are super easy and very inexpensive to make. I actually came across this idea while participating in a linky party. While bloggers enjoy linky parties, I am convinced that non-bloggers would benefit from crashing those linky parties to find these fabulous ideas too! You can find my inspiration post here from The Everyday Home.

Faux Iced Winter Branches.intelligentdomestications.com

These faux iced branches are amazingly easy to make and extremely budget friendly. You only need 3 things.

  1. Branches, free from your yard
  2. Spray adhesive
  3. Epsom salt

It couldn’t be much easier. Assemble your desired branches. Spray with adhesive and sprinkle the Epsom salts onto the glue. Boom! You are done! I told you it was easy! You may like to use a box to contain the mess while spraying and sprinkling. I did it outside on a painting cloth. It wasn’t hard to clean up at all but if you are not careful, it could make a big mess.

Faux iced pine cones and branches.intelligentdomestications.com

I used my faux iced winter branches as part of my winter mantlescape which is currently Valentine themed. After Valentine’s Day is passed I will leave the faux winter branches up because we have enjoyed them so much.

Winter mantlescape with faux iced branches.intelligentdomestications.com

I used lantana, crepe myrtle and Leyland cypress in my vases. The vases are actually crystal but I used a knee high sock to cover them and create a winter look.

Valentine mantlescape with Faux iced winter branches.intelligentdomestications.com

The Valentine Rag Wreath is another easy and inexpensive DIY which I created recently for under $7. You can find that post here.

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The faux iced winter branches are just so much fun to make and display. Living in Georgia we have lots of pine trees with pine cones and plenty of other evergreen trees such as Leyland cypress. You can’t beat free when you are creating and of course homemade is always better.

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15 Comments

  1. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I need to do this. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Happy Valentines’ Day! Lou Lou Girls

  2. Yes! I too love!!… And your sock idea- brilliant. Can you tell I’m jumping up and down with excitement. I love brilliant ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. ISO going to do this.
    Your mantle is very sweet too

  3. Wow! I had no idea a post could be so easy breezy! Despite living in Florida I miss the snowfalls up North. I am SO trying this for sure. Thanks so much for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

  4. These are lovely! I saw Epsom salt on windows one time and it was pretty but I never thought about branches. I’m like you, in love with this look! Thank You for sharing this idea! I’m pinning this!

  5. Epsom Salt is always my go-to snow and I love, love, love the iced winter branches. Yours are so pretty! It makes the house look so cozy during the winter months. I love your wreath, too! I’ve been admiring it ever since I saw it a while back. Beautiful! Yes, we have lots of pine trees, too. Have a great weekend, Shirley!!

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