Welcome back to my “Merry Mantel” decorating series! Today’s look is Coastal Christmas, and I kept the ideas super simple and affordable so things would be easy-breezy to recreate. Click the play button on the video below to watch…
I had so much fun with that one! Here’s a link to the blog post I mentioned in the video: Wood Slat Wall Art and here’s a still shot of the finished product for those who can’t view the video:
That reminds me, the videos are hosted on YouTube, so if you’re having trouble watching them on my blog, you can always view them on YouTube here: Merry Mantel – Day 2
I’ll be back tomorrow with look #2!
Great job – very inspiring. I loved the colour of your lipstick – can you tell me what colour it is. Is that weird?!! smile Still waiting for Kevin’s worship album. smile
I am loving this series!!
Thank you for the still shot!!! It is SO appreciated. I hope I can find some way to watch the videos eventually so I can see how you did it and where you found it all and such.
Thank you very much.
Really enjoy this series – getting me motivated for weekend decorating!! Silly question – how do you keep your hot glue from making the long nuisance threads? Your glue spots appear to be very clean clumps…thanks if you can help! Love ya’! PS you are making me want to grow my hair out again : )
Thank you, Mom! 😀
…and to answer your question: I usually *really* scrape the tip of the hot glue gun against whatever I’m applying the glue to so that it completely disconnects, and prevents the glue from “stringing”.
Can’t wait to see how you decorate! I’ll email you about coming down! XO
ok…next on my to do list;
Lumber slats. OH wait……… I have pieces of picket fence that are about the same size.
See you always “inspire”!!
Donna Doble Brown
LOVE the Merry Christmas sign! And the garland is pretty awesome too! Great series, THANKS Layla! XO
I really love this series and have already found it so helpful! I appreciate your tips and tricks like how you attach things. I also love the thought/design process you use (light on dark on light, different textures, different sizes, groupings, etc.). These things might be second nature to designers, but they are usually the things that make such a big difference. I’m trying to get better and these guidelines really help. Could you also talk about how to deal with different types of mantels? I have two fireplaces in my home and both of them are concrete. They have shallow mantels (6-3/4″) so I am almost always at a loss as to what to layer up there that can provide height in such a narrow place. I also don’t know how to attach things because of the concrete. Thank you for this great series! I look forward to learning more. 🙂
Love your ideas!!! Where did you get the pillow in the fireplace????
Thanks, Kim! I got the pillow here: https://society6.com/craftberrybush/pillows
I love this series! I don’t have a mantle and the space between the top of the opening of our firebox and the ceiling is only 24 inches. I’m a little stumped with what to do with my fireplace (it also has a couple of weird cubbies on the side) but I love watching what you’re doing and brainstorming options.
Your mantel is beautiful and I love the sign. Very inspiring.
Love all your videos! Your tip in the first video about the 3/4 garland length was especially great, but then I’ve yet to hear an idea of yours that I didn’t like! 🙂
Loved how you did it! I can’t help but wondering how high is your ceiling? Ours is 9 foot high. But yours seems to be much higher. Looks really nice.
Love the way you decorate. Cant wait for your lil boy to come home!
By the way, thanks so much for having closed captions on your video. I really appreciate it very much.
Our ceilings are 10′ high on the first floor and 9′ high on the second floor. Thank you for your sweet comment! 🙂
Love what you’re doing. My fireplace has a raised hearth and no mantel but your ideas are great and so simple. Your explanations – light-dark-light, etc. are just what we need to demystify things!
So fun! Thanks for sharing so much fun and playful detail! On a totally random note, your skin looks amazing! Do share your skincare routine!
Can’t wait to see tomorrow …..you are so pretty and kind to do all these vlogs for us ?
So cute! My sister has Christmas on the coast and I pinned this so I could share it with her!
Beautiful mantel! I just started following your blog and I have to say it helps that you add the you tube videos. It is nice to change the mantel themes up a bit!