Hello my sweet friends!
I am excited to share my Christmas mantel with you today. It’s a pretty simple design, really, but there were many versions, some sweat, a few tears, and maybe even a little blood shed before I was done.
As usual, I started with my plain base decor. I love having this base that I can tweak easily with the seasons, or on a whim.
We visit a nearby Christmas tree farm every year, the girls choose a tree, and the boys cut it down. It’s tradition. ;) I am enamored with the “red truck/car with the tree on top” ornaments that I see in stores, so I decided on that theme for our mantel.
I bought one ornament for $5, a roll of gift wrap for $7, and a small gift bag for $3; and added a free printable from Craftberry Bush.
Here’s what I came up with.
The striped board was covered in “truck with tree” gift wrap with a wreath layered on top.
I put the ornament in a jar and added some epsom salt “snow.”
The book titles don’t really fit the theme, but the colors are right. ;)
The print is displayed on the cutting board clipboard
And the gift bag got a little stuffing so she’d stand up straight.
I added some touches of plaid, and polka dots. No stripes this year, wow. :)
Check out the scrap fabric no sew stocking garland over at RoadKill Rescue.
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Want to see how my mantel base decor transitions for all of the seasons? Check out these posts!
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