Icy Wreath

I was in need of a wreath for my Christmas Mantle, but didn’t have the time or the energy to create anything elaborate. So, I did a simple twig Dollar Tree wreath into an Icy Winterland Wreath!

All I did was covered the plain twigs with this:
Spray Adhesive, Epsom Salt and little pieces of iridescent twinkly snow. I worked in small sections at a time spraying the glue, then sprinkling on the salt and snow. I held the wreath off to the side to spray, because the over-spray can make whatever it lands on sticky too. Then I put the wreath over a bag, so I could keep reusing the salt and snow.
This was after one coat. I did a couple more coats, because it just kept getting sparklier and sparklier (is that a word?). I don’t think us girls ever grow out of loving sparkly things do we? I also had plain pine cones, so I decided to sparkle up those too!
Holding the pine cone from the top I sort of sprayed it while I spun it around. Then I added it to the bag, held it closed and gently rolled it around in all the salt and snow that had collected in the bottom. I did not wear gloves. Please. Wear gloves. Trust me on this.

Sparkly! Like it’s covered in a layer of ice crystals. My Christmas mantle is anything but neutral. The color scheme is very traditional in red, white and touches of green from tree trimmings and my Paper Whites (they’re staring to bloom!) I also accented with silvers and touches of black.
The pine cones were free, scavenged on a Nature Walk. And the wreath… $1 buck. I also had the salt on hand, as well as the spray adhesive, that I picked up while figuring out how to cover diaper boxes with fabric. I scored 24 yards of the red ribbon from Wally World for $3. Not bad!
Let all your new goodies covered in sparkly ice rest for a bit, then shake them gently before bringing them inside.

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