Create a Winter Nesting Tree and extend the twinkle season beyond Christmas to enjoy during the winter months, with snowflakes, icy branches, glittery nests, pine cones and bird ornaments.
Have you put away all your Christmas decor? I always feel a little blue after the Christmas tree comes down and I miss the soft glow of the twinkling lights.
A couple of years ago, I decided to transform the Christmas tree into a winter nesting tree, a cheery solution for the months of January and February when it’s cold and gray outside.
We enjoyed it so much that I decided to continue the tradition.
The lights and sparkle of the tree help make the transition from Christmas to winter easier and makes the house a little cozier and brighter.
Nautical Nick cruises back to attic for another year, along with all the red and green, to make way for silvery snowflakes, frosty branches and nesting birds for winter.
The top of the tree is decorated with icy branches, found at Michaels on clearance for 80% off last year. I cut them apart to have more branches . . .
They join silvery leaves and glittery snowflake picks that I used for a White Christmas Arrangement and Puppy Bouquet.
Snowy white sparkling bands of ribbon found last year at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, add some dimension and a wintry mix to the tree.
A few pine cone ornaments join the mix. . .
Snowflake ornaments add a little sparkle for a gray and dreary month. . .
I’ve added a few owls to my ‘parliament’ over the years, and to help me celebrate with a Happy Owl-idays table.
I always get a hoot out of adding one of these ‘wise men’ when I run across one!
They’re calling for a wintry mix with freezing rain this weekend, I’d prefer to have snowflakes!
Hope you’re staying warm and cozy in your nest. ♥