The holiday decorations have been packed up and returned to
the attic. The tree is on the curb. But the weather outside? Well, for a lot of
girls, it’s not exactly frightful.
If you’re yearning for a winter wonderland of your very own,
you don’t have to be content with dreams of Aspen or the Nor’easter dumping
snow on New York. Create your own icicle-laden paradise with some decorations
that’ll transform your not-so-frosty home into an ice queen’s palace. Better
Flurries on the forecast
There’s nothing more dreamlike than watching huge snowflakes
float to the ground. Craft some of your own and string them from the ceiling
using thread or fishing line. You can also tape ‘em up in the windows. Cover
them with glitter and watch them shimmer as day turns to night.
Deck the halls
OK, OK, the time for Christmas carols has passed. But winter
is all about a silver and white landscape, and what could make it glitter more
than an array of candles? Grab some pillar candles and votives of all different
sizes. Choose neutral silvers, whites and beiges to blend in with your
wonderland. Drape bookcases in silver or white scarves, or grab some felt or
muslin from a crafts store. Glue on some glitter and arrange with care. When
you light up your candles, your room will dazzle!
Build Frosty and friends
Never made a snowman before? Well now’s your chance! This
kit comes with everything you need to build your own fabled snowman and his
Make your own snowman world kit, $9.99, thinkgeek.com
Let it snow!
If you’ve never seen real snow, then the fake stuff is the
next best thing, right? While cotton balls will do, they look more like spider
webs than fluffy snow banks. Grab a jar of this just-add-water powder and get
your shovel ready, girl!
Insta-snow powder, $10.95, vat19.com
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 1/8/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN room redo, decorate, winter