Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How I Decorate My Mantle

This is my mantle.  I love to decorate it for Christmas and this is how I do it.

This is my mantle on a normal day...kinda boring..need to change that - after the new year :-)

First, I add the lighted wreath.  I got this from Sam's after Christmas one year.  I got it for $14.99 - Score!!!

Then I add the lighted garland..I've had this for years and I have no idea how much I spent for...I'm sure I got it at an after Christmas sale :-)
The lighted houses keep the garland on the mantle...I won these when I sold Tupperware = free!

 Then come the candle holders and candles to help hide the wires...

Next, the stockings.  These are new for us this year...I got them at Michael's last year for 75% off = $3.25 each! They are really cute and each has their own personality.  I meant to get the monogramed but forgot :-( 

And lastly, the fake poinsettas.  These are really beautiful, kind of 'flocked'.  I got these at Sam's after Christams for $4.99 each! 
(please excuse the 'peanut' doll in the bottom right corner...Santa is there now, I'll have to take another pic)

And that is my Christmas mantle..what do you think?

Cost of items for mantle = under $50
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  1. It makes me smile too! I LOVE lit mantels. I have some village items on mine also. So cute!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love this time of the year!

  3. These are lovely! Such inspiration and beautiful holiday decor! Great job here; I’m so glad I stumbled upon your post.


  4. really nice mantle. I am working on mine. Have my tree up so that's a good thing
    Happy Holidays,

  5. Thanks for checking out my blog :) How fun to be an art teacher! That sounds so fun. I am starting a linky party next week. You should come and link up some of your beautiful projects!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your mantle it looks so pretty. I want to steal the black Christmas balls you found for a steal! I have been looking for a month for some and can not find them anywhere! My sweet niece called today and she found me some at Hobby Lobby (we don't have a HL around here) can't wait till she comes home this weekend so I can finish a project with them. Getting ready to check out some more of your great blog. Blessings, Vicky

  7. Wow, what a lovely area. I am just adoring your paint treatment on your walls! So cool!


  8. Everything looks beautiful! I wish I had room to put lighted garland on mine because yours looks fabulous!

  9. It looks beautiful! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up!

  10. Thanks for stopping by. Your mantle is just lovely. And I LOVE the stockings. What a deal!!

  11. Sweet and pretty! Love the little lighted houses.

  12. Your mantle is so great. I love the little house and your stockings are so fun.

  13. Your mantle is gorgeous! I'm so jealous, I wish I had a mantle! Thanks for visiting me!

  14. I wanted to change my Kinkaid for Christmas and never thought of a wreath. Thank you for giving me an idea. I love the lighted houses--makes it seem warm and inviting.

  15. Great job!! I'm slowly taking over my boyfriend's mantle...starting with a wreath. I bought the plain wreath for $4.99 and decorating it with items on hand. I'm jealous of your lit one though!

  16. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  17. Very pretty!

    I'm featuring this over at Life As Lori. if you would like to stop by and grab my I was featured button please do so!

  18. Fun and cheerful! What's not to love??

  19. Shantel- I featured your mantle today. Please feel free to grab a brag button off my blog!
    Have a great day!

  20. I wish I had a mantle to decorate! Thanks for linking this up to my Catch a Glimpse party as well!

  21. very pretty

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