Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Mantel 2013

After last year's crazy, busy, bright mantel, I decided to do a more simple, rustic one this year...

I had to buy new lights because ours had burned out, but other than that, I only spent about $6.

These were made from extra floor tiles we have in storage and a red sharpie =)

This banner was made by a friend of mine as part of a "product for photos" swap

Some fun shots from beside the tree

These old boards were in our "underground storage"... I didn't even wash them!
The snowflakes were a package of ornaments I bought.  I attached them with
hot glue and made "fingerprint snow" to help them pop a bit

Aunt Mary D made this for me several years ago - it's a music box!

This little moose is one of my favorite Christmas decorations and he seemed to fit in here


Mom W. said...

Very nice!! Creative, as usual!!

Mark and Rebekah said...

I LOVE it! Especially the old boards with the green snowflakes! Now if only I could get the time and energy to do ANY decorating at my house... I'll look back at this post for inspiration!

Mom E said...

Agree with your mom, Joia. So fun and creative as usual! Oh dear Lord, do you think you could give me even just 1/2 of the creativity You have gifted my DIL with? :)