Happy New Year!
I hope you are all enjoying the new year and relaxing and reminiscing the memories created in the past few weeks!
I have all my Christmas decorations stored away for next year except this new icicle arrangement I made in November. I just wanted to share it with you. I saw an arrangement similar to this at a local craft store, Artco, here in Tacoma. Their arrangement was much larger and they had used White Cherry Blossoms instead of the greenry and berries. My picture doesn't seem to do it justice but hopefully you can enjoy the beauty of this icicle wonder! I have decided to keep this arrangement out for the month of January!
I was so taken by this snowy branch that has lights on it. Then I found a pic that had the icicle greenry, icicles on a branch and white berries. I found a small glass vase and added fine snow to fill the vase. And the cute little white birds are the finishing touch! Wa la!!!! The lit branches are battery operated. I change the batteries about every 7-8 days.
Water Pearls and Submersible Lights
I also had fun this season experimenting with Water Pearls which you can find online. I found mine at Joann's along with some submersible lights. I was able to use, of course, my 50% off coupons which saved alot on this little exstravaganza. The lights I chose could be several different colors: blue, green, or red or flashing blue, green, red, and white.
The little pearls are about the size of a mustard seed. You hydrate them and they become a half inch to a inch depending on the size you purchase. I have seen them before but always thought they were marbles. It's the light that makes this so appealing. It's lovely in a floral arrangement.
I used one tablespoon and it made about one gallon of pearls. I will be experimenting more with this fun find...thanks to my good friend, Cheryl!