If you look through decorating magazines for holiday decorating ideas this time of year, I am sure you have seen sparkly branches adorning many a mantel or table setting in the glossy pages.
I wanted to create the "look" for my holiday decor and experimented to see what I could come up with. I made my branches silver, but you could use gold spray paint and glitter or even white depending on the look you desire. I placed my branches in a pair of tall glass candle stick holders, but you can use any vase filled with florist foam or STYROFOAM to secure.
- Tree branch
- Silver spray paint
- Silver glitter
- Colorfill accents - I got mine at Michaels
- White glue
- Spray glue
- Paint brush
1. Find a tree branch the size you require. Use lopping shears to cut and shape.
2. Spray it with silver spray paint to cover. Let dry.
3. Spray the branch with spray glue/adhesive until it is covered.
4. I am showing this step on a small branch, container, and table, but if you have large branches – lay a cookie sheet on the ground and sprinkle the glitter onto your branch so the excess glitter falls onto the cookie sheet and you can re-use it. Do this outside so glitter won't get all over the place.
5. To create an icy look – spread some white glue in a few places along the branch.
6. Clear off the cookie sheet and then sprinkle clear Colorfull accents over the glue. These little cubes stick on easily. Collect the excess that falls onto the cookie sheet to re-use.
You can also use Epsom salts to do this – they will give the branches a whiter look
It creates the look of an icy build-up.
They take on a pretty glow when lit by candlelight.
In daylight hours the sparkly branches look modern and fresh mixed with silver glass ball ornaments, candles, and greenery.