My mantel is all put together...finally! Every year it's basically the same but I tweak it here and there as my tastes change. This year I may have gone a little crazy on the wreaths! As you look at this, keep in mind that our family room is two stories high. That space needed more than one measly wreath!
I got the ornament wreath at the grocery store, of all places, and LOVE it. A bunch of little disco balls? Yes and yes. I made the red one using the same techniques as I used on the entry way wreath but made a lot more flowers.
I made the cute little silver one by wrapping it with silver fabric and then pinning a strip around the edge in a "ruffly" way.
And, of course, my thumbtack trees needed to get involved!
One of my favorite projects for the mantel this year was that cute reindeer. I got him at Goodwill for $2. He is made out of wicker and one of his antlers was totally crooked (like it had been stuffed in a box for a long time). I chopped off his antlers using my hedge clippers and spray painted him silver! Then I jammed in a couple of holiday picks as his new antlers. Look at him now! So regal. He guards my thumbtack trees splendidly.
Is there anything better than having all the lights off except the mantel Christmas lights a-twinkling, turning on the TV and watching The Biggest Loser?
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