It’s Snowing In Here

 

I was about to start a blog post about something else entirely but when I scrolled through the photos, I found a couple I forgot to post earlier.  Like, before Christmas.

I know Christmas is over, but winter isn’t!

Or you can try this next year.

Or, if you hate it, you can try it never.

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The whole idea is to make it look like it’s snowing.  I thought the skylight would be a fitting place for it.

I originally wanted to use invisible thread or fishing line, but I wasn’t sure they had enough roughness to keep the cotton balls in place, so I used regular thread.

There was a bag of nice organic cotton balls under the sink in my bathroom For.Ev.ER because I never use cotton balls, so I used them for this.  I pulled each one (I only used half the bag) apart into three pieces and rolled them up tight again in my hands.  I strung them all on short sections of thread and clipped them to a ribbon hanging over my dining room window until I was ready to hang them.

There are 6 ‘L’ brackets at the edges of the skylight that we use in summer to hold a fitted piece of heavy white plastic to block the sunlight.  I used the holes in those brackets to string fishing line randomly across the opening.  I hung the strings of cotton balls one by one.

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I kinda like how it turned out.

And after all that, it’s staying up all winter.

And maybe into summer too, for when it gets really hot and I wish it was snowing.

Though it might not be so bad this summer cause Darryl brought home a free air conditioner the other day.

I {heart} free stuff.  But not junk.

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