Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas mantel

For this year's Christmas mantel I used the trees I made that I showed you here and here. It took a lot of rearranging to finally get the end result, but I LOVE how it turned out!

This sparkly reindeer is new this year and I think it might be my favorite part of the mantel.

I already had the garland and the pine cone and berry picks I added in to fill it out a little more, and since I made all the trees, the whole thing came together pretty inexpensively. I love using things I already have in a different way than how I've used them before.

I'm still working on a wreath idea for above the mantel so that part will come later, but I'm loving how everything is coming together! 

Do you do one crazy deck-the-halls day, or take your time and do things slowly like I am? I've done both, and even though the mess of doing it slowly is driving me a little bit crazy, I kind of like it this way. In past years I have just used all the same stuff with a few additions each year so I pretty much just put everything where I had put it before, but this year I'm changing things up quite a bit so it's taking more time to figure out where I want it all. I'm having so much fun with it!

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Ellora Drinnen said...

Love your trees! The glitter reindeer is so pretty!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Looks great! I made burlap trees a few years ago and I keep pulling them out - they just don't get old to me. Where did you get your glitter reindeer? I love him. :) {Visiting from The Lettered Cottage today!}

Stacey said...

Your mantel is so pretty! I would love if you stopped by the BIG Christmas Mantel party to link it up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Stacey said...

I just love all those trees!
Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!