December 13, 2011

How To... Ombre Snowflakes

Yes, two ombre posts in a row!  It is like my new chevron!  I LOVE it! 

Since I put my Christmas tree in front of my fireplace I couldn't do a traditional holiday mantel, but I still wanted to add something festive to it.


These are simple and cheap... Total cost was $4 {not including paint}!



While on my 101st strip to the dollar store I picked up 3 packages of these foam snowflakes and a package of foam snowflake coasters.


In the color you would like... I choose gold and silver to go with the {Ombre Tree Skirt}, very lightly spray one quick pass across the middle.  


Then make other pass a little lower and a little closer; letting the paint get a little darker.  Finish with a very long, very short spray at the tip.


I hung them up with a few cut up 3M strips, but you could probably just use double side tap or some zots.  






I love the look at night with the lights and during the daylight... Ryder {our elf on the shelf} liked it so much he landed there last night!





11 More shopping days left!  Maybe I should stop decorating and start shopping!  HAHA!

14 comments:

modern jane said...

Beautiful! How do you even think of these things?

Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...

I like the idea of ombre as my new chevron. Can I love both equally? I love the price tag for this one even more! Your room looks beautiful!

xoxo,
Carly

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

So very pretty! I love the placement of them too!

Vicky said...

Clever and crafty! The snowflakes add a little jazzy-jazz to your wall.

lisaroyhandbags said...

So pretty! :)

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You are my kind of Christmas crafting genius. :)

So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

I would love for you to visit DTA as I am in the midst of a "Gifts You Can Make" series.

Be merry and bright!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

What a great idea! I love the effect and it does look better at night. Your tree looks gorgeous.

InteriorGroupie said...

Love this look!! I saw those styrofoam snowflakes at the dollar store and thought about what I could do with them...but moved on with my (unsuccessful) mission that I was originally there for. WEll done! Definitely keeping this one in mind... :)

Sabrina @ loulousucre said...

Great idea!!! You are very crafty--lucky you. Lovin' all of your Christmas decorations.

My Beautiful World said...

These are wonderful, just found your lovely blog so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and now following you so I can visit often if you find a minute visit me sometime follow back if you like so nice meeting you. Have a great day.

Always Wendy

Fashion Meets Food said...

What stunning pictures. I love the snowflakes on the wall! xo

Lisa @ Cozy Condo Living said...

Wow. Great job on the snowflakes! I like how they shimmer on your wall.

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

Love your ombre snowflakes! They are fabulous!

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com said...

This is so elegant and lovely! Look at that beautiful living room! You are totally STYLING! Love Love Love your blog!!!