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Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Party Mantel Decor!!

Happy Holidays everyone!! I love changing up my Holiday mantel each year - but it can be expensive. I would love to share with you an inexpensive way to brighten up your mantel. And if you don't have a mantel, you can use this idea on a shelf or even use it for a dessert table for a party!! Holiday Party Mantel The main part of this project are paper tissue fans -- you can get them at … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Festive Fall Mantels!!

It is officially October 1, 2011, and do you know where your Halloween Decorations are?  These 22 bloggers know where their decorations are...   on their Great Mantels!  If yours are still hidden it is time to dust the pumpkins off and get busy making a fabulous mantel. And if you don't have a mantel, make a spooktacular Halloween vignette on a cabinet or shelf!! Fall Mantle @ Crafty Scrappy … [Read more...]

Summer Mantel:Take Two {adding reclaimed shutters}

  There was something missing from my "Beachy" mantel. I couldn't put my finger on it yesterday. Then last night as I was getting ready for bed I remembered some free shutters that I picked up by the side of the road on trash day a few months ago. Perfect!! You know how a flashbulb goes off in your mind? A fast, easy and free solution to my decorating dilemma!  Before So this morning I … [Read more...]

Summer Wreath and Mantel {tutorial}

Do you go through periods where you are super inspired to do projects and then other periods where you feel burned out and don't want to do anything?? I do. Yesterday I felt super inspired. And I am an impatient crafter. When the feeling strikes, I dig around and find whatever is in my cupboards to make a project. I was looking at my mantel and I really wanted to make it look  "Beachy" and … [Read more...]

My Mantels love a good Party! {Valentine’s Day ♥ Mantel Decorating}

My Mantles love a good party. They look forward to Beth's Valentine Mantel Party all year. It's a great time for mantels to get together and socialize - lol. Seriously though, Beth's Mantel parties are really fun. Last year I went all romantic and flowery and loved it!! This year I wanted to do something a little different -- so I went a little more whimsical. I have always wanted to … [Read more...]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — My Blue and Silver Christmas Mantel!!

I finally got my Living Room Christmas Mantel Done! I don't know why it took me so long. I get all of those Christmas boxes out and get overwhelmed - lol. I decided not to put up my living room tree this year, so I used the ornaments I usually put on the tree on my mantel!  I didn't buy anything new except for some darling .99 cent faux Mercury Glass Votives from Target!! Aren't they the … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn-inspired Winter Mantlescape

I always feel a little blah in January when I take down my holiday decorations. It feels too soon to think about decorating for Valentine's Day for some reason. Yesterday I was flipping through my Pottery Barn catalog and spied this sparkly white mantle-scape.  I loved all of the birds, nests and white and I thought -- hey, I have some nests and bird things around here somewhere... {I just used … [Read more...]