Every Christmas we take a trip to a small town in Michigan called Frankenmuth. Frankenmuth is the home of the world's largest Christmas store; Bronners Christmas Wonderland. We think it's pretty special because Santa (the real Santa, not one of his helpers) is there. Last year when we were visiting I fell in love with these gigantic, glittered, 3D snowflakes hanging throughout Santa's workshop.
I couldn't stop thinking about them after we left, so the next day I went back to Frankenmuth and filled up my sleigh. After our Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Magazine shoot, I hung them over our mantle with fishing line and clear command hooks mounted on the ceiling. It was a fun addition to our Christmas decor and got a lot of attention from our guests. There were even a few accusations that Buddy the Elf helped me decorate.
This year, I re-purposed the snowflakes and gave them a little makeover. As much as I loved them as they were, I wanted to make them sparkle even more.
I took them apart and gave each side a quick coat of "Dover White" spray paint. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled them with pure white glitter. As I was working on this project in the back yard, these guys paid me a visit. I guess these snowflakes peaked their interest also...
This year I used the snowflakes on our family Christmas tree. Instead of assembling them I left them apart and used the halves as large, graphic ornaments on our tree.
These snowflakes make a big statement on our small tree. They may be slightly over the top, but they make me smile. Smiling is my favorite.
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