Gigantic Snowflakes~Buddy Approved

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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5 comments:

  1. I LOVE Frankenmuth, the whole town is Christmas themed. Bronner's is an experience not to be missed. Its everything you want for Christmas all in one place. It's worth a visit any time of year.

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  2. Beautiful! What size are the snowflakes.

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  3. Love your blog and love it even more knowing that you are a fan of my home town, Frankenmuth! It was a wonderful place to grow up and is a great place for a get-a-way weekend. The shopping is great and as a bonus, there are very few "chain" stores...just about every business is privately owned.

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  4. Buddy would be so proud. It looks gorgeous! Thanks for all the Christmas posts and photos, lots of great inspiration!!!

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  5. I am a fellow Michigan blogger..:) We LOVE going to Frankenmuth, and always make sure to stop at Bronners. I will be looking for those snowflakes on my next trip!

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