First, I found these shiny gold vases at Target on clearance for a mere $6.49 each. Woo Hoo! You absolutely cannot beat that price. I had some ideas for these vases -- not that I don't love some brassy gold vases for my front door -- I just though a silvery tint would be a little more seasonal. :)
So I first primed these lovelies;
then I painted them with some of my brand new Krylon Stainless Steel spray paint. This stuff is AWESOME you guys -- I got it from Krylon to try out and BOY do I love this finish! It didn't run or get puddled like some spray paints do -- so it gets and A+ in my book!
I also found some branches around our property that were tall and had lots of little "fingers" on them. I painted these with some white spray paint (is there anything that doesn't look good coated in a white paint!?!) I did quite a few coats of this stuff just to make sure I could use them again next year without them getting all chippy.
I wanted some red berry-type objects to put on the ends of some of my cute white branches.
And I happened to find these wooden "beads" that I chose to cover in a layer of dark red spray paint.
What do you think of those? Ready to see them on my white branches??
And finally, I added some pine tree branches to my white-berry branches and placed them in my vases outside my door. I LOVE these! Unfortunately our driveway apron is a bit slanty so my larger vase was tipping over at first. But then enter our ridiculous amount of snow and I was able to prop it up with it.
It kind of goes with my wreath from last week, don't you think??
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