It was finally sunny for a couple days in a row so I could get some picture of our Christmas Mantel. I really enjoyed putting my mantel together this year. It looks much different from last Christmas. I wanted something simple and a little modern.
It all started with these beautiful Felt Balls:
They tell you how to make these beauties on pinterest....but I didn't have time for all that, so I bought two packages of 100 for $25.00. I figured that was worth my money!
Ornamentea is a fabulous bead and craft store in the Raleigh area if you are looking for a neat place to find some crafting ideas! The people who work there are also wonderful!
I used a thin needle and some silver floss and strung the felt balls to make a pretty garland for under the mantel.
I hung the garland by using some clear 3M mini hooks! You can't even see them!
I also strung some garland and hung it around these wooden trees that I bought from Khol's last year. I like the funk they bring to a rustic tree!
I liked the felt theme so much that I also bought 3 packs of off-white felt balls and made this wreath....I need to go back and get some more because it isn't quite finished, but done enough for this season! All I did was buy a medium size styrofoam wreath from Michael's and hot glued the felt balls around the wreath. I believe this is like 200 felt balls and I'm still not finished!
I was inspired by this wreath from West Elm:
I added these sparkley ornaments from Target to the mantel....
As well as these reindeer from Target and placed them both on top of some extra felt roving I had around the house.
All in all I thought it turned out pretty cute! It definitely isn't your traditional mantel!
Here is how my mantel has evolved over the past few months:
Do you think it would be so bad to leave it up all winter!!!??? I kinda
like love it!
Pop on over to my friend Shelli's Mantel Link Party for more mantel inspiration!
Some other fun Linky Parties: Hooked on Houses, Southern Hospitality, HomestoriesAtoZ