The computer is finally working. What a long process this has been. I have been working diligently on our Christmas decor while trying to get this whole mess fixed. So, today I will show you my Christmas mantle.
I was in a fairly industrious mood this year
and decided to make most of my decor. I wanted a little more of a vintage, homespun, glitzy look (is there such a thing?)
I'll walk you through it......
Let's begin with the stockings. I wanted new ones this year and so decided to make them.
I had seen several kind on pinterest and
throughout the blogosphere that I liked made of burlap. So, I decided to make mine similar but I used drop cloths to make them and good old sheets for the cuffs.
Then I added the glitz - gold glittered initials for each one. I love them - they turned out just as I had pictured them in my mind.
Let's get a close-up look of the top of the mantle first. I fell in love with all the little trees I had been seeing on pinterest
and went a little crazy making them this year. They are so easy and you can find a tutorial for them here. This little one was made out of upholstery cording. The larger one is made out of burlap. Both are sitting on painted candlesticks.
The burlap one is sitting on my old books
along with one of my Santas. (I collect Old World Santas)
Next, are the Dollar Tree candlesticks I made. These were so simple and easy but actually make a nice addition to the mantle.
Next to them is one of the little trees I made. This one is made from a fancy furry yarn I had hanging around here waiting for something to be done with it.
In the center of the mantle is the JOY sign.
This is a wood cutout that I had from my old
scrap booking days. I simply decoupaged some scrapbook paper on it and then outlined it with gold glitter glue. The easel is also put together, painted, then glittered. Such a pretty addition to this area.
The tree next to the JOY sign is another one I made. This one is made from felt and gold
beads. It also stands on a painted candlestick. The little gold tree is made from gold cording I had here.
One of the Old World Santas brings up the end of the mantle display.
I really like this mantle with its vintage, homespun, glitzy look......
On the hearth are two more Santas along with a small sled and a teddy bear Miss A placed there. We are wrapping our packages in brown craft paper with red and gold ribbons this year. My husband thinks I'm silly but, I do like that look.....
On the left side of the heart is one of my favorite Santas - a gift from my sister several years ago.
I really love the mantle this year -with its
homespun, glitzy look....I had a lot of fun making most of this and will be adding a few tutorials later this week.
I have a lot to catch up on here and will definitely try to catch you all up on the fun.....
Are you done with all your decorating yet?
I have a couple more things to do this week
and then I think I can say I am done.....
Until next time enjoy creating something you love.
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