Extend the twinkle season beyond Christmas with a Winter Nesting Tree, decorated with snowflakes, icy branches, glittery nests, pine cones and bird ornaments.
Happy Wednesday! I’m back as promised to share photos of our ‘Winter Nesting Tree’.
I’m always a little blue after Christmas when the tree comes down. A couple of years ago, I decided to transform the Christmas tree into a ‘Winter Nesting Tree’ after New Years, a cheery solution for the months of January and February when it’s cold and gray outside.
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.
We enjoyed it so much that I decided to continue the tradition.
Nautical Nick cruised back to attic for another year, along with all the red and green, to make way for sparkling snowflakes, frosty branches and nesting birds for winter.
The top of the tree is decorated with icy branches, found at Michaels on clearance at 80% off a couple of years ago.
I cut them apart to make more branches . . .
And they join large sparkly snowflake picks at the top of the tree.
Snowy white bands of sparkling ribbon were found at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago . . .
Adding some dimension and a wintry mix to the tree.
Pine cone ornaments add a little shimmer and sparkle. . .
Bird ornaments collected over the years, flocked to the tree. . .
Some sparkly . . .
Some jute. . .
And some glass.
And a parliament of owls have gathered on the tree. . .
I found most of the owl ornaments at Hobby Lobby and Target. Hobby Lobby’s ornaments are 50% off starting in October.
Whoooooo would have guessed there are so many varieties of owls. . .🦉
Hope you’re finding ways to stay warm and cozy this winter. ♥