Christmas Mantle 2013

Garland on fireplace mantle decorate for Christmas.
Welcome to my Christmas mantle this year. I went with super traditional red and green, with a bit of gold metallic mixed in. What’s most exciting about my mantle though is that I decorated it for the holidays without buying anything new! After shopping around the house for items I liked, using last year’s Christmas ornaments and repurposing branches trimmed from the Christmas tree, I had a pretty display.

Christmas tree next to fireplace mantle decorated with red ribbon.I already had all of the containers, candlesticks and tins used on my mantle. I don’t remember when I bought the big wide ribbon. It was in my Christmas storage box, along with all of the ornaments.

Fireplace mantle decorated for Christmas.I guess I did buy the supplies to make these Christmas tree cones. (But it cost me less than $4 to make the three cones.) Instead of garland, I used the branches trimmed off the bottom of my Christmas tree.

Fireplace mantle decorated for Christmas.The antlers (found on the ground by my boyfriend) seemed appropriate for this time of year.

Fireplace mantle decorated for Christmas.Does it look Christmasy in my home or what?

What do you think of my mantle this year? Let me know in the comments…


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