Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Mantel

Okay..I know Christmas is Saturday and I'm just now posting my Christmas mantel. It was up all December but I haven't been blogging all December! So, here it is:
You were just blown away, right? I know...not really.
I really only had to make the "Noel" letters. Basically I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out four different style letters around the same size. Here's how it turned out:

 The "n" and "e" were those cardboard letters and the "o" and "l" were made of wood. A little craft paint and they still look half finished somehow.... I can't figure it out.
This rotund couple were made by Mom when I was younger. She used to make all kinds of adorable Santas. They are really really cute! Mrs. Claus' apron and Santa's hat are both navy with gold stars. I wish I had more of her creations to show you. I'm not sure where they all went.
After I had those things up, it seemed lopsided. I glittered up some pinecones. I threw those in a lantern with cranberries and some silver ornaments. It was still missing something, so I added a bow. It still seems to need height. Ah well...next year! 

I'm so excited about the item in the next pic! It's my future kitchen lamp! Do you see it? I didn't at first either. Mom saw it at the Wisteria Outlet. It's a capital...or "cool hunk of wood with my favorite colors" I'll show you pics of how it goes together when we actually get it together.


  1. I can't wait to see the finished lamp! Hoep you had a great Christmas!!

  2. Your mantel looked/looks lovely. I love the letters. And the Santas are darling. Yes...needs some height...you just need to put them on something...like books or those glass bricks that are probably at the lighting supply shop!