This is one of the first, of what I hope to be several, decorative finials for my homemade Clip-it-Up (CIU). For the Christmas themed finial however I cheated. :-) I could not resist buying this cute little house and tree at World Market.
In order to display my house on the CIU tree I needed a base. So I purchased a round styrofoam in the floral department at Michael's. I used good old cotton balls to cover the styrofoam with some snow. Sprinkled snow flakes to make it glitter and added a snowman at DS's insistence.
The snowman is almost as big as the house but it made DS happy to be able to contribute one of his toys to my project. Lastly, I used the ruffled ribbon from Pink Paislee's Anthology collection as a skirt around the styrofoam. Absolutely love that entire collection. My next project is a necklace using the flowers from the very same collection. Stay tuned.
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