Friday, December 17, 2010

our holiday mantle

inspired by Ellie G at less cake (more frosting) & this post - 
I created these treasures.
I used 2 - 4" stryofoam balls from $ Tree plus 2 bead strands 
(I can't tell you the exact length..but 15ft sounds about right).  
I also used several glue sticks :)

I started at the top and worked in sections until the entire ball was covered. 

I snipped off the extra beads.  
Grabbed some of our silver candle holders & this is what I have

I had an old frame - so I cut a piece of scrap paper to fit & added some snowflake ornaments (20/$1 at Dollar Tree). 

Using a few of my glass containers (you know I love them), 
I filled them with blue and silver ornaments (from years ago)

and inexpensive bows (leftover from our wreath)

if you look closely, you'll see some candy too :)

Here is the completed mantle...
simple blue ribbon and clothespins make a cute card holder/display.

the 2 blue/silver cone trees are from Target (dirt cheap after Christmas several years ago)

Happy Friday everyone!

Next week - last minute decorations and gifts (on the cheap, of course)


Melissa C said...

LOVE silver & blue!! Looks great ;)

JC's Loft said...

NO WAY how cute! I love those beaded balls!!!!!!!!!!!

Gorgeous mantle!


Tania said...

it always amazes me what you can make with so little!

Jodee Leader said...

Your mantle is soooo cute! I especially love all of the blue!

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