Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Mantle

My Christmas Mantle!  I am finally done (it least I think).  I have played and played with the mantle now for a couple of weeks.  For some reason, I was never satisfied with the ones prior.  I swear... I was panicking. Finally, here it is:

For my garland, I hung snowflake ornaments for some added dimension (I see in my picture my one snowflake is crooked..I'm going to go fix it).  I also added berries, burlap, bird houses, and Cardinal bird ornaments to the garland. 
 I did not have another garland on hand, so I decided to reuse a Christmas tree I was not using for the greenery.  I just poked the metal sticks in and was quite amazed on how it looked and how easy it was to work with.

My BELIEVE sign was an attached word, but I took it apart because it was so tiny and short.  So, I decided to put burlap on a piece of scrap wood and hot glue the letters and the holly's to the upper corners of the sign to give it the added height I needed and to spread the words out more.  

I thought Mr. Santa needed some red, so I added some berries to him, as well, as the garland.  

I added Christmas greenery, berries, and lighted branches to my "go to" vase from Target. 

All of my favorite things during the Christmas season are on my mantle this year.  Santa's, plaid, Cardinal birds, and poinsettias.  

Maybe, next time I'll light the fire during my picture taking instead of letting it burn out. 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween Mantle

This is my first post since I am new to blogging and it's also my first ever Halloween mantle.
I decided since my kids are all at good ages to really understand the scary, fun of Halloween I would make an attempt.

I could not resist the skeleton and the pumpkin girl.  They are just so cute and whimsical. 

Here is my spider web mirror.  I just bought some spider netting and placed over mirror and put some cutout spiders on there.  I also placed the sign on the mirror since I thought it was spooky:)

I bought these little tombstones from dollar tree, I could not resist for the price.

Here's my little pumpkin man- he's carrying a skeleton in his bag.  Just maybe that's why he's grinning so big.

I just strung some lights and Halloween garland on the mantle and called it a night.  I will add some pumpkins on the floor when I buy some and I will tweak some more. 

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A little about me:  I live in Missouri with my wonderful husband and our four children.  I am currently a stay at home mom to two girls and two boys.  Although, my house can be crazy at times I still find the time to make our house a home.  This is our first house, so we are slowly adding our personal touches to it.  My husband is very talented and is great at making my dreams into a reality.  Together we make a great team in our home renovations. 
I never thought I would have a blog, but one day I stumbled across one and I could not stop reading.  One click there and another there became my nightly routine.  That routine gave me the courage that I could do this also.  So, just bare with me since I am new and try to figure it all out.