Welcome back to another part of my Christmas tour – my dining room!
I’m also showing you how to make a snowy centrepiece that looks like real snow but will protect your table from most of the mess.
I’ve had this idea for a snowy centrepiece for months but it’s even extra special today because it snowed alllll day yesterday and my kids even had a snow day!
It rarely snows here in Vancouver, maybe once or twice a season but it’s really early to snow beginning of December. It just worked out perfect the snow outside and the ‘snow’ on my table.
Thank you, Christine from The DIY Mommy for inviting me to this Canadian Bloggers Home Tour that is happening all week and with nearly 30 amazing bloggers.
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First this is what you’ll need,
- bottlebrush trees
- white and gold paint (if your trees have pots like mine)
- foam brush
- 4 rectangle trays from the dollar store (approx 12″ x 8″) or more if your table is longer
- epsom salts
- white glue or Mod Podge
- frosty snow
- buffalo snow for Christmas villages
The first part of the snowy centrepiece is to paint these dollar store bottlebrush trees. I started with a light coat of Raw Silk from Fusion Mineral Paint then gave them a round of speed drying in the front of the fire.
Then I applied a light second coat of Gold Metallic from Fusion Mineral Paint.
- Start with gathering your supplies. Lay down some of the snowy village buffalo snow (like batting but very soft). Lay on your table like a runner.
- Glue or use Mod Podge and coat entire baking trays especially the edges.
- Cut the four corners of each tray to lay flat (best to do before glue unlike me). Sprinkle the frosty snow all over.
- Add the epsom salts all over the trays. I bought two but I only needed one, which is shocking as I thought I would need more. Finish off the top with another bag of the frosty snow.
Stick in your bottlebrush trees, jingle bells, candles (I used my French yogurt jar candles) and you have a snowy centrepiece.
And most importantly, your table is protected and will be easier to dismantle later on.
There is so much ‘snow’ that I love the way the candles sink into it to give it a real effect.
I love my china pattern but it is not made anymore, Royal Doulton Naples Platinum.
Here are some similar patterns I found.
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The glittery gold ‘Merry Christmas’ banner were letters I found at Michael’s same as the Noel letters I used.
I also recently gave a review on the two flocked trees I bought this year. I’m so in love with both of them.
I get a lot of questions about my dining room chairs. I bought them at a local furniture shop but I’ve sourced a few places to buy similar ones online.
- DIY linen napkins/placemats
- French mirror from Soft Surroundings
- Aidan Gray chandelier
- Slim flocked Christmas tree
- Fraser Fir garland
Be sure to visit all the other fabulous tours this week.