If you’ve been around Landeeville for very long you know I love me some mantel decorations. It’s my favorite thing to change out as the seasons come and go. So, of course, Christmas would be no exception! Even those who leave their mantels untouched all year long tend to create a Christmas mantel this time of year and it’s fantastic! So many options and directions to go in. This year I decided to focus on the “it” color right now (gold) and basically nothing was safe from me and my can of gold spray paint. Or is it my can of gold spray paint and I? Either way, I had the Midas touch and it was friggin awesome.
I’ll be sharing more about how I goldified everything in sight later this week but, if you’re wondering, YES I DID spraypaint the wire on my Christmas lights! And guess what? It was so fast! Basically I unscrewed all of the lightbulbs and stuffed a little 2×2 inch square of paper towel into each light socket. Then I took it outside and hung it on a nail and 10 minutes later it was done. The paint dried surprisingly fast on the plastic wire. Who knew? See full tutorial HERE.
I also used the same background piece that I had created for my Halloween mantel but I painted it all white first. It was an easy upcycle and I’m guessing I’ll be leaving it white and reusing it again and again. I love the crisp white with the texture from the planks. I’m smitten with the whole dern thing!
Click HERE for more details on how I made the Comfort and Joy Banner and the golden striped round piece! They are definitely the shining stars of this whole mantel design!
To continue with the Mantel theme, I joined with 14 top bloggers in the Christmas Mantel Blog Hop!
Please take a minute to check out these beautiful Christmas Mantels… you’ll be glad you did!: