So here it is, my holiday "mantel." Actually, it's the top of my quilt rack because my fireplace looks like this:
There's just no room for more decoration, even at Christmas time! Which is not to say there's no Christmas involved in my fireplace. It has this Santa mug built in:
But, I digress. We're here to talk about my challenge mantel. I decided to decorate an entire mantel and I made one new craft to be included. Let's start with the new craft:
This was a super simple craft. Here's what I started with:
I've been seeing these bead garlands for years and have always thought that I should be able to do something clever with them. This year, it finally hit me what I could do. I simply glued (with a glue gun) the garland in a spiral winding around a styrofoam cone. I think they turned out darn cute for something so easy.
I pulled out a couple of the things I made last year for Christmas to add the mantel including the bottlebrush tree and glitter deer in this photo:
And this miniature village:
So there it is! Time to get ready for Christmas and time to vote!