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. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Dawn








12 comments:

J9's Happiness in the Every Day said...

So pretty!! Well done for persevering - your mantel now looks festive, jolly and lush! J9 x

Shannon said...

Your mantle is so much fun. I like the Believe sign below the big Santa--super cute!

✿Gɪʀᴀғғᴇ-Lᴇɢs (✿◠‿◠) said...

Nice Job. Looks very festive!

Dawn Watson said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm on way to see your blog, also.

Dawn Watson said...

Thank You, Shannon. Thanks for stopping by.

Dawn

Dawn Watson said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Holidays.

Heidi Mareschal said...

Oh my dear friend, I finally found you. :)
Your mantel is as gorgeous a always. I am so glad you decided to blog. You have always had such a great talent with decorating. Your whole home is breath taking. I never know what to expect since you are always changing it up. This will be fun to get to see it all! I'm looking forward to whatever you come up with next.

Heidi Mareschal said...

Hi there friend! I'm so glad that you decided to blog. Your Christmas mantel looks absolutely gorgeous as always. Your entire home is just breath taking and you amaze me with the things that you come up with. I never know what it will look like since you are always changing it up. You have always had such a talent with decorating. This will be fun to get to see all of the new things you are up to. I look forward to see what you do next! :)) Maybe I can learn a thing or two eventually. Haha!

Nicole @ Mendez Manor said...

Hi Dawn, I love your mantel! Thanks for visiting my blog last week. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can read more about it here: http://www.mendezmanor.com/2012/12/liebster-award.html Happy Holidays!

Kortney Gold said...

Hey there! I'm loving your blog! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can read more about it here: http:/www.givethatgirlacola.com. Happy Holidays!

Dawn Watson said...

Thanks Heidi. I'm so happy you found me. My house has been so crazy, I never even posted all my other holiday decorating.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your mantel and that Santa painting is fabulous. Thanks so much for following my blog and I am your newest follower also. I hope you will join my Table Top Tuesday party sometime. It's a linky party where we showoff any kind of vignette on any surface. Even this mantel would have been perfect. Thanks again and hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty