Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Outdoor Winter Decorations

Okay, so I have another fun outside wintery-looking project for you gals today.  I actually did this project for Christmas, but decided to leave it up longer because it's not too Christmasy (like my wreath).

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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