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.
These faux iced branches are amazingly easy to make and extremely budget friendly. You only need 3 things.
- Branches, free from your yard
- Spray adhesive
- 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.
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.
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.
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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