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  • Christmas Mantel

    We haven’t started on our fireplace makeover yet, but that didn’t stop me from having fun with our Christmas mantel this year!

    As usual, I tried to mostly use things we already had around the house, and then I embellished with inexpensive elements I found while out and about, around town.

    (Wrapping paper- Target, Snowflake & Ribbon- Michaels)

    I always like to include handmade things, too, so I made another sailboat using some ¬†flannel shirt material (JoAnn Fabrics) and a piece of wood and a twig Kevin and I found while we were out walking the other day…

    (Ribbon- Michaels, Ski Ornament- JoAnn Fabrics)

    I just drilled a hole in the middle of the chunky piece of wood I used as a base, and then stuck the twig down into it. Next, I simply hot-glued the flannel fabric to the twig and base in a few different spots. Last but not least, I hot-glued a piece of faux evergreen to the top to serve as a “flag”. Easy peasy and cheap, cheap! #Yay

    I liked the idea of the sailboats because we live on a lake, and their shape reminds me of Christmas trees.

    The wreath on the mirror came from Target. I fell in love with it at first sight!

    I have a weird thing with wreaths. I love ‘em, but I’m not good at making them and it seems like there are so many out there that just aren’t quite what I’m looking for. I was happy to finally find one that ticked all the boxes this year!

    I brought out our stockings and hung them on stocking hangers I got from my mom…

    (Left & Right stockings- Whiteflower Farmhouse, Middle Stocking- Pottery Barn)

    …and up on top of the mantel shelf, I nestled some of our white pitchers into a mixture of faux and real evergreen sprigs…

    I hope you’ll join us for our annual Holiday Home mantel link party tomorrow.¬†I had a blast getting creative with ours, and I look forward to seeing lots more merry-merry at the e-party, too!

    In the meantime, Kevin and I are going to light those logs and finish filling out our adoption application, and hopefully, we’ll be fastening another little letter to that stocking on the left next year.

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