DIY: Bring Winter Indoors with Lights, a Vase and (Fake) Snow

December 14, 2018

Hearing, I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, in your head.

Seeing those first few delicate flakes tumbling through the air.

Witnessing the joyous expression on every child’s face at the announcement of SNOW DAY!

Winter has arrived.

Bring winter to an inside shelf whether there is snow on the ground or not this Season.



The battery lights.  Use either pure or warm white. For an icy, snowy look, we’re going for pure white in this project. We have a strong belief that a couple strings of these lights should be in every project tote.

Faux snow. Shop right now for faux snow and purchase a couple of bags to prevent the, “I have seen that stuff everywhere for ages and now I need it and I can’t find it” syndrome.

Here are the lights tucked into the snow in the vase. Sources for the vase: Check with a local florist. Find a similar one at Hobby Lobby. Dig through your project closet. Hit the nearest flea market or tag sale. A canister would make a nice substitute in a pinch.

Keeping the battery lights on while swooshing it into the snow helps keep installation of the bulbs even. Don’t bury them too deeply.

Add sticks.  We’re sad to say, we bought these sticks. With luck, find sticks in the backyard. Add a spray or two of Christmas floral accents if you have them.

Our happy deer ornament.

Could you stop with just the sticks?  Perhaps. We like the deer. Be you.

An ornament might make a lovely accent element as well.

Add the happy deer and dim the lights.

This arrangement looks festive on a huge mantle, in an entryway, or on a side table. Scale it down to fit into a guest bath.

A container, snow and lights make a great base for other treasures that come out at Christmas.

A hand-made Christmas birdhouse school project.

A treasured sweet single angel from Poland.

Shellie Gardner
Aside from throwing dinner parties that feature at least two kinds of cheese dip, Shellie's passions include travel, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and finding the perfect street taco. Has been known to snort laugh champagne.

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