Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Mantle

I'm slowly getting started decorating for Christmas. I just need a good swift kick. Until I get it all finished I decided to show you my mantle.

 I splurged this year for the pre-lit garland from Lowes. It has such a more natural look about it than cheaper versions. Since my daughter is not a pink fan I did shades of red.

 I added some floral picks and other extras from things  left from previous craft projects.  Ivory bead garland with a few balls  for a more feminine touch were added.
I found this pair of angels at Marshall's and paired them up with my red candlestands from Kmart last year. All in all I'm really pleased with the result. Next time I will have the tree ready and hopefully be able to show it before my daughter tries to de-pink it!
I added 2 "presents" that I made from pre-drilled glass blocks and a string of lights. I hot glued the ribbon on to make a quick easy holiday craft anyone could do.

Be sure to go to Between Naps on The Porch for Susan's Deck The Halls party,
Domestically Speaking for Maryann's Countdown to Christmas party,
 The Lettered Cottage Holiday Home party,
and A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.


  1. I like the dark colors you used in the mantle decor. Looks lovely!

  2. Very pretty! Great buy on the garland - it will last you forever, and you're right, it's so much more realistic! I'm very slowly replacing my old $2 garlands from the craft store with more realistic looking ones.

    Your mantle is very pretty - not too pink, your daughter should be ok. ;-)

  3. I love the colors that you used. I am partial to mantles seeing I don't have one lol. some day maybe.Yes your garland is beautiful.Merry Christmas

  4. Very very pretty. Love the colors. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such a beautifully decorated Mantel and the greenery looks so natural. Really like the lighted glass blocks wrapped to look like idea.

  6. Hi!

    You do beautiful work! I really love the glass "gifts". I have never seen anybody do that before. The whole effect of your mantel is very elegant. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  7. Looks lovely, so beautiful:))
    Hugs, Biljana

  8. Gorgeous. I love your Angels, your mantel is just so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. What a lovely mantle!! Just gorgeous! We have the same tastes!!

    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas


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