Hi there. I'm so glad you stopped by!
I don't know about you, but it takes me at least a week to get my Christmas decorating done. Every year I try doing something different. I've never been one to decorate the same way twice. I like to see what I can come up with. A challenge perhaps?
Tonight, I finished my fireplace mantel and I wanted to share it with you. I hope it inspires you to try something a little different too.
It started with that little wooden box in the middle. My husband made that out of barn wood he got in Montana. I was going to fill it and put it on my counter in the kitchen. I started filling it with pine branches and the next thing I knew, it was too big to go where I was planning on putting it. That happens to me a lot!
So, I brought it to the living room and decided to decorate around it. I think I may have the biggest fireplace mantel on the planet, so this has always been a challenge to decorate.
I went out to our garage and brought in these 3 windows. I work for a remodelor and he took these out of a house last summer. Yes, I'm a dumpster diver! I knew I would use them somewhere. I just couldn't let them go to the dump.
I tucked a string of lights behind them. I wanted the light to shine up behind the windows.
I took more of the pine branches and laid them in front of the windows and added pinecones, raffia, bulbs and some floral/jewel sticks I had.
I added a little twine to some votive candles. I wanted to have light in front of the windows too.
I took 2 of the pine branches and added a few berries and a burlap bow. The branches are wired so I bent the wire over and it worked perfect for hanging it on the window. I've had these branches for years and never thought of doing that. I was pretty excited about that little trick!
So, here it is. My Christmas mantel. I have to tell you, I can't wait to sit by the fireplace and watch a movie this weekend.
What do you think?
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