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Every year at Christmas time for the last 20 years my family and I head to the beautiful Colorado mountains to get a Christmas tree. This year was exceptionally warm, so I enjoyed frolicking around and grabbing a few extra souvenirs. I found some pretty bark, some rocks and I collected a bunch of smooth straight sticks. When I got my treasures home, I grabbed my Santa Snow and got to work, creating an awesome winter birch branch planter that will go great in an entryway during this Christmas and winter season!
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Here is what you will need to make your own stick planter decoration:
Some large smooth straight sticks (I did three sticks in each pot)
Some accent floral (I used frosted berries)
Glitter spray paint
Glitter Snow Tex
How to make a winter birch branch planter:
To start out my project, I wanted to make my plain sticks look more wintery. I first sprayed them with Santa Snow to give them a white fuzzy texture. Next, I added some silver glitter blast. This gave it a sparkly streaky look.
Next, I placed the flower foam in the bottom of the pots. I pushed the three sticks into the flower foam. Once I had the sticks where I wanted them, I added the berry floral to the mix so everything was in a pleasant arrangement.
To hold everything in place, I filled the pots with a little newspaper. (If yours is going to be outdoors unprotected, I would maybe go with something a little more waterproof.)
Here is the finished arrangement:
I hope you enjoyed creating your own stick planter! My family thought I was crazy for wanting to bring home a pile of sticks, but sometimes you just have to follow your vision! 🙂 Check out this bird wine glass candle holder or this awesome DIY Glam Christmas tree for more inspiration!