I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how in love with this mantle I am! It turned out so perfectly and I am so happy every time I look at it. I could seriously stare at it all day and especially when it’s all lit up at night. It ended up being a few DIY crafty-type projects that came together to make up one big DIY project. I’ll break down a couple of the little projects in later posts, but they’re pretty basic.
Once again, my mom came through with the natural element for this mantle. She handpicked the pine cones from her backyard and brought me a big ol’ bag of them. They’re all so perfect and I wish I had about a million more of them to string up all over the house!
I love the little “tree” I assembled from random branches. The night I brought this huge branch home with me, Nick looked at me like I was crazy. I told him to just wait and see how fabulous it was going to be! It gives the mantle such great height and interest. I’m really glad I didn’t paint the branches white, like I almost did.
These two trees are another favorite little project I did. I about gave up on the dang feathers I used, but it turned out alright. And here it is all lit up at night…
I just love it and I hope you do too. Let me know what you think! Anyone else do any fun mantle activities lately?? I’d love to hear all about it. I’ll be back tomorrow with the rest of my Christmas décor.
Merry Christmas, ya’ll! It really is the most wonderful time of the year.
Thanks for stoppin’ by!
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