How to Make Snowy Branches and Icy Branches.

How to Make Snowy Branches and Icy Branches.

What you need:

  • Tree branches
  • antique pearl small Christmas ornaments
  • clear icicles - Joanne's
  • white birds - Joanne's
  • gilded angels

For snowy branches:

  • 1 can Design Master Holiday Snow (for            snowy branches)- Floral Supply Syndicate

For icy branches:

  • 1 bag Ashland Decorative Filler (ice crystals for icy branches)- Michael's
  • white glue
  • paint brush

Steps: 2

 

Rated: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make two kinds of winter branches.  Snowy branches are great for setting that winter mood.  They have a little softer look than icy branches, but icy branches can be very dramatic.  The branches can stand alone in a fluted glass vase or can be showcased in a cylinder filled with Christmas balls.

The branches shown above were actually purchased from Pottery Barn.  They last a long time if you keep them in a box until its that jolly time of year again.  You can also purchase different types of snowy branches or icy branches at flower marts.  But if you would like to make your own, here's how:

 

To make snowy branches use Design Master Holiday Snow.

To make snowy branches use Design Master Holiday Snow.

Put down paint tarps to protect surfaces.

Put down paint tarps to protect surfaces.

Spray 'snow' on branches.  

Spray 'snow' on branches.  

After you spray the 'snow' on let it dry and your snowy branches are ready to use in an arrangement.

After you spray the 'snow' on let it dry and your snowy branches are ready to use in an arrangement.

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To make icy branches you will use decorative filler that looks like crystals.

To make icy branches you will use decorative filler that looks like crystals.

Put some ice crystals in a pie pan.

Put some ice crystals in a pie pan.

Put Elmer's glue or white glue on the branches.

Put Elmer's glue or white glue on the branches.

Apply glue on branch with a brush.

Apply glue on branch with a brush.

Dip branch into pie pan and let dry and you are done.

Dip branch into pie pan and let dry and you are done.

You can stand them in a fluted glass like this.

You can stand them in a fluted glass like this.

Or you can put them in a cylinder with Christmas balls.

Or you can put them in a cylinder with Christmas balls.

You can hand gilded angels, icicles, small pearl Christmas balls from them.

You can hand gilded angels, icicles, small pearl Christmas balls from them.

And white birds. 

And white birds. 

These can be part of a grouping on a table.  Merry Christmas.

These can be part of a grouping on a table.  Merry Christmas.