We don’t get much snow here in Southeast Texas, but our home is decorated for the Holidays in a “Let It Snow” theme. Call me an eternal optimist. 🙂 Our tree is decorated with snowmen and even finished off with a “Frosty” hat. At the moment kid friendly rules in our house and there’s not much more appealing to kiddos at the holidays than snowmen. All we needed to complete our “Let It Snow” decor was a centerpiece for our mantle.
I found a great mirror that looked like a “window” at Hobby Lobby and happiness of happy it had those magic words “Half Off” next to it! I had a vision of a frost covered window pane with snow falling outside. The window was perfect for what I had in mind and you better believe I snagged it and a few snowflakes. I chose white snowflake ornaments but also red. Our mantle is in bright traditional hues and the red would be just the pop of color the project needed!
I headed over to Staples to grab some Sharpies to do the lettering and decorating on the window. Staples is currently running a great promotion on Sharpies just in time for holiday projects so I was able to save on this part of the project supplies too! Score again! I snagged a 12 pack of Sharpies with the red and green I needed for a steal at $6. I also thought adding some holiday gold and silver would finish off the project nicely so I also picked up the Sharpies Metallic 4 pack for $4. The kids loved the colors in the Sharpies 12 pack fine point so I got those for another sweet deal of $6. I was able to get just the Sharpie colors I needed plus awesome colors for future projects at Staples for a great price!
I had everything I needed to get started on my Let It Snow window for my mantle!
To Make The Let It Snow Window You Will Need:
- Window Pane Mirror (would also work with a plain large mirror)
- Krylon Spray Glass Frost
- Sharpie 12 Ct Assorted Colors Pack
- Sharpie Metallic Assorted 4 CT Pack
- Flat snowflake ornaments in choice of colors
- Thumb tacks
To Make The Let It Snow Window:
1. Spray your mirror with the glass frost and let dry. I did not completely cover the panes so that the “frost” on the window would look more realistic.
2. I used the red and green Sharpies from the Sharpie 12 CT Assorted pack to color using a stencil “Let It Snow” across the top of the window. I actually stenciled it upside down because it was a little difficult for my short arms to stretch across the length of the mirror. I just guided the Sharpies through the stencil and even upside down it turned out nicely.
3. Next I used the gold and silver from the Sharpie Metallic 4 Pack to create large polka dots all over the mirror just the way I did with the Dollar Store DIY Frame Gifts last week. With the polka dots, I definitely advise more is more and the larger circles show up better and make your project stand out. Simply use the Sharpie to draw a large circle and color it in.
5. Finally I put a white thumb tack into the top edge of each pane and looped the ornament’s hanging string around it to secure it so that the ornament was hanging and gave the illusion that it was “snowing”. I used 4 white and 2 red for the pop of color.
This project was so simple and took less than an hour. A few minutes to do the spray frost, the lettering was not hard as the Sharpies worked well with the stencils, the polka dots are easy peasy circles, and it took no time to tack in the ornaments. The project also was very frugal for a large mantle piece at less than $30 thanks to a great deal on the Sharpies and the mirror! Head on over to Staples and pick up the great deal on the 12 Pack of Multicolor Sharpies for $6 and their other great items and use them to create your own holiday creative magic!
Even though the cold front is over here in Texas, with a little help from Staples and Sharpie, the windows have frosted over and it’s snowing on my mantle!