18 December, 2017 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Last weekend, my baby cousin turned a year old. My cousin, his aunt, asked me to help out with a Winter Onederland themed party. Cute right?!

I took advantage of the bare branches, pine boughs, and holly branches in my backyard to create cool trees and warm table centerpieces. My favorite part of the whole set up were the snow flakes. I made “kindergarden” style snowflakes by cutting paper along with light weight plastic snow flake ornaments I purchased from the dollar store. The result was a beautiful backdrop of snow for the party. Some of the “snow” fell to the floor as a result of not using enough helium, the “mistake” added an authentic charm.

To make these: make or buy light weight snowflakes and clear or white balloons. I think clear balloons accent the snowflakes much better.

Inflate the balloons with helium and tie them.  

For the handmade paper snowflakes…Hold the balloon between your thighs with the tie side up. Tie the balloon with a length of fishing line, then using clear tape, tape the other end of the fishing line to the snowflake. Let it go so it floats to the ceiling.

For the plastic snowflakes: Hold the balloon the same way and tie with fishing line. Tie the other end of the fishing line to the string connected to the ornament. If the string is missing, tie the fishing line to any part of the plastic flake.

It actually snowed the day before his party. I joked that some people make it rain. I make it snow!

Snow! I wish the chairs were covered.

Centerpiece 2
Single snowflake
Winter Onederland – I know…I still wish those chairs were covered!



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Charlena Edge

Charlena Edge

Hi, welcome to my humble abode! I’m Charlena, wife, mother of two, pet mommy, full-time worker, sporadic crafter, former floral designer, trial and error gardener, future chicken owner, and wanna be farmer. I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. In between my disjointed, seemingly unrelated posts, I hope to share some of what I’ve learned. Thanks for stopping by!

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