As Thanksgiving is nearing, let’s just admit it… we all are starting to think about Christmas. And this year I started decorating earlier than ever before! We put out Christmas tree up this past weekend and my kids are in heaven. Today I am sharing a fun Winter Lady that is making her debut in my decor this year.
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*Female Styrofoam Display Head, mine is from Hobby Lobby
Various “winter” greenery
I’ll be quite honest. I thought carving a small bowl shape into styrofoam would be much easier than it was. I was wanting the greenery to almost act as my lady’s winter hat, so I first drew a basic shape with a pencil. Then I started removing portions with my x-acto knife. Mom, if you are reading this… skip to the next step. I almost chopped my fingers off many times. I was under a kiddo nap time deadline and wanted to be done with all sharp objects before they woke up.
NOTE: Do not be in a rush during this part of the process. Keep all your lovely fingers.
Next I disassembled all the winter greenery I had bought. I’m big into organically creating silk flower displays.
TIP: Just because you buy an “arrangement” that all comes together on one nice big stem, it does not mean that you should go home, put in a vase and call it a day. I always cut the stems off at varying heights and rearrange my flowers. This gives a much more natural look to your displays.
Now comes the fun part, creating your lady’s winter “hat”. I knew I wanted the bird’s nest to be the main focus, so that was the first item I placed. I stuck it down into the styrofoam and then added just a dab of hot glue for extra holding power. Then, I started slowing adding additional sprigs, pinecones and berries.
She might be a little too unique for some, but I really love this holiday dressed Winter lady!