Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Mantel

Welcome to my Mantel!

The colors are red, white, and silver.

Everything on it is new this year.  In fact, I haven't even opened my decoration boxes from the basement yet.  Pretty much everything up here is crafted by me.  You can find the tutorial on this spool tree HERE.

The Mercury Glass is created from thrift store glass.  If you'd like to make some of your own, follow this LINK.

The JOY sign above the mantel was created with 6 Ikea candle plates, 3 Dollar Tree stars, and a portion of a banner from Hobby Lobby that used to read Joyeux Noel.  I'll be re-using the Noel portion somewhere else :D.  The plates are held onto the wall with 3M removable wall hangers. Up over a week and haven't fallen yet  

I made up the fresh greens with cuttings from my yard, a few puffy snowballs, and some glass candy canes from - Dollar tree! Hot glued them on a stick. I did.

A special thank you to my neighbor Brad, who brought me back the deer antlers from his Dad's farm, and another thank you to my other neighbor, John, who said I had a nice rack, as I walked home with antlers in hand.  lol. Got to love good neighbors!!

And of course, my Poinsettia crate, which can been seen in closer details HERE.

So that's it folks!  Can't be absolutely sure if it's going to stay this way, because chances are once I bust open those Christmas bins, I'm going to see something that will NEED to go up there.

Happy days to you!


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  1. heh. That IS a nice rack. :)

    Your mantel is gorgeous- I love the calmness about it, and I love how it was all thrifted or done so affordable!

  2. Hi Diane, I just wanted to let you know that I really like your blog and I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! See this post for more info:

    1. Wow Sarah! Thanks for the nomination! Is there a certain time I am supposed to complete those steps? I have a bit of a busy weekend ahead!!

  3. Hi Diane! This is so unique - not a typical Christmas display - I LOVE it!!

    Sincerely, Jeannette

  4. So pretty, Diane! Love the way that you used the candle plates from Ikea. Very clever! And smart you - getting two used out of one garland from Hobby Lobby. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the NOEL portion!

  5. This is so cute. Thanks for joining the party.

  6. The colors are so fun...
    And I love that box in front with the poinsettias...

    Have a very merry Christmas!

    hugs x

    1. Thank you for stopping by Crystelle. Love the spelling of your name!

  7. I love your creativity! Great job, and thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for hosting the party! Always great to find a new to me site!

  8. Your mantel is so pretty. Red is such a holiday-ish color, and I love silver. I found your blog via 52 Mantels' Christmas Mantel Link Party :)