Holiday Decorating: Iced Branches

Holiday Decorating: Iced Branches
Women
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Today is the last day of November, and as I’ve already been talking about the holidays for a week or so now (sorry, I get excited), it seem as if it’s finally acceptable with the coming of December.

So now, if you haven’t already begun, it’s time to really start thinking about what you’re buying, what you’re cooking, and what you’re going to be decorating with for whichever holiday you and your family celebrate. Have no fear, I’ll be here every step of the way, suggesting ideas and hopefully easing your holiday stresses, even if it’s just a little bit.

I stumbled upon this DIY/decorating idea when I was perusing Pinterest the other day (the greatest addition to holidays since, I don’t know, anything). Iced Branches. There’s something so beautiful about icicles and unfortunately, with this winter weather we’ve been having the past few years, I rarely see them anymore. So let’s make our own.

This DIY is so simple. All you need is some thin tree branches (which can be purchased at any craft store, or collected outside), tacky glue, Colorfill Diamond Vase Filler (also available at a craft store) and glitter. Place a sheet of newspaper down on your work area; pour the Colorfill Diamonds and glitter in the center of the newspaper.

Lightly smooth tacky glue all over the branches and then proceed to roll the branches in the Colorfill Diamond/glitter mixture. Wait 45 minutes for your branches to dry and voila! There you have them, quick and easy DIY iced branches.

These branches would look incredible placed in a tall glass vase for your windowsill, hall table, or dinner table centerpiece.

Happy crafting!

Ally | Elite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React

Ally Batista

Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

More In Women

Women Katie Gonzalez

New Bill Looks To Drastically Reduce How Much Fashion Ads Are Photoshopped

In an effort to protect impressionable youth from toxic (not to mention unattainable) images of beauty, two lawmakers have co-sponsored a bill that would make misleading, Photoshopped pictures illegal. The bill, called the “Truth in Advertising Act” and introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Lois Capps (D-Calif.), would mandate the Federal Trade Commission to […]

Women Laura Argintar

Bikini Bodies: Why Feeling Good In Your Bathing Suit Is Half The Battle

I, like every other bagel-addicted woman, have a complicated relationship with summertime. Or more specifically, the parts in which we prance around practically naked with nowhere to hide. Those moments especially suck. But what’s even more anxiety-provoking than the actual swimsuit part is the slow build up to bikini season. The few months leading up […]

Women Samantha Bun

14 Reasons The Bond Between Girlfriends Is Unlike Any Other

You have just landed a hot date for the weekend! Who do you message first? That’s right, you group message your girlfriends, who are, collectively, always the first point of contact. Why? Only because they’re some of the most important people in your life and you know they’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines. […]

Women Katie Gonzalez

This Condom Company Is Looking To Put An End To Rape Culture With Its Pro-Consent Messages (Photos)

In an attempt to incorporate consent into the hook-up culture, one organization has partnered with a custom condom company to produce a line of condoms that includes important messages against rape and sexual assault. The condoms, which were created to “promote the usage of proper language when engaging in any intimate activity,” include messages such […]

Also On Elite

Music News

Audio Therapy: The 7 Worst Things Music Can Help You Get Over

Music is everything. You need it to survive, even if you don’t get that yet. Perhaps its most overlooked quality is its ability to solve problems and be used as a therapeutic conduit. Scientists have already shown that listening to music lowers your stress levels, but what else can it do to save your life? […]

Life

27 Reasons Books Are Food For The Soul

My parents always told me that New York City was for the very rich and the very young. The very rich could take advantage of the city’s luxuries, and the very young could put up with all the sh*t. Because New York is the city that has everything to offer, but if you can’t afford […]