After much tweaking, our Christmas mantel is finally done. Well, you know, for now. Just in time for our Christmas Home Tour!
It's all white and neutral and pretty! The rag wreath tutorial is on Steven & Chris' website here.
I used spray snow for the first time…and I've got to say that stuff is FUN!!!
And I made some “vintage” paper trees, a la Keeping Up With The Times. But I used dollar store dictionary pages, cardboard cones and a glue stick. Then I just slipped the cones over top of the pillar candles! Easy-peasy!
I moved our love banner out from our bedroom and filled three vases with epsom salts (to mimic snow), then I put some tea lights on top.
Here are a few other little snippets of Christmas decorating at our house this year…
Embellished Joy Canvas tutorial here.
Fabric Canvases for Christmas tutorial here.
Glittered Pinwheel Joy Banner tutorial here.
Vintage Sheet Music Ball Ornaments tutorial here.
The pretty little number above is from Dolled Up Living…I'll share more about it next week.
You'll notice the love banner is back up over our bed…I put a different one in the living room. 🙂 And some traditional Christmas colour is injected by the happy quilt at the end of our bed.
Even the kitchen got a little greenery with some boughs on the cupboard tops, some little poinsettas and sparkly ornaments in a jar.
And finally the Christmas tree. It's decorating with spray painted white barn stars (they used to be rust coloured), rusty jingle bells, prim ornaments leftover from our country decorating days, some newer aqua, white and silver ornaments for bling and some burlap garland I picked up at Michael's. The tree skirt is a cheapo dollar store skirt draped with a length of outdoor (hedge-wrap) burlap that I picked up at Canadian Tire super cheap.
What do you think? Have you decorated your mantel yet? Your tree? How is the rest of your decorating shaping up?
P.S. Ha! Would you believe this writer just figured out the difference between mantle and mantel!! So sorry folks, I feel kind of silly!