Have you ever been to New York City to see all of the amazing holiday widow displays? Me neither! Which is sad for a girl who grew up in Connecticut. So when Wayfair asked me to do my own version of a Christmas window display, I jumped at the chance! Then I thought, “uh-oh! I have no frame of reference for this!” So I did what any good homemaker would do, I stayed true to myself and created a window display that is both functional and fun, full of glitter and holiday cheer. Here’s how I did it and here’s where you can get everything you need.
So after the initial panic of thinking I had to create some holiday widow display worthy of Madison Avenue, I came up with an idea for a window that will look good both inside and outside.
What’s the one thing a girl from Connecticut hasn’t seen in many years after moving down south? You guessed it, SNOW! Why not make a fun and functional display with lots of snow? And an idea was born. I just love seeing snow falling, especially at night. When you turn on the outside lights and watch it fall, it almost takes on a magical effect as it glitters and falls silently to the ground. So, my display had to involve glitter and lights and fake snow.
Since it was going in my dining room, which has a very large bay window in it, I decided to use my trusty bar cart to set up the display. I started with a layer of fake snow on both shelves and then began collecting glittery objects to place on top. Some sparkly ornaments, glass jars, a gold tray, etc. Since it was in my dining room, the functional side of me decided to use it for some holiday cheer – cocktails and cookies- as well as the display.
Things began to take shape. But I knew I needed some more sparkle. So, with the help of the nice folks at Wayfair, I got some twinkling curtain lights and some mini-LED twinkle lights, plus this adorable snowy tree. I began filling my glass jars with all sorts of fun things – mini marshmallows, sparkling ornaments, candy canes- and on top of all of that I placed the mini LED twinkle lights. They are battery operated so it’s super easy to put them wherever you like. And they are bendable! So shaping them inside of the jars was a breeze!
I hung the curtain lights over the window and allowed them to hang and twinkle. They did have a fun effect of falling snow! Then came time to tie in the snowy tree and the fake snow for this holiday window display to be complete. I needed snowflakes!!! I started making these amazing paper snowflakes a couple of years ago. I just love them so much! They look very difficult to make but they are quite easy. I hung them above where the curtain lights were going so they tied in with that falling snow effect.
I just added some treats and mixed up some cocktails, and my glittery, sparkly, snowy window display was complete! The best part is, when you look at it from outside, I have some glittery “falling snow” in my front window. With a cookie and a nice martini glass full of holiday cheer, I can enjoy this holiday window display full of snow in the South!