I had intentions of doing a mantle similar to this from Funky Junk Interiors -
I was in Home Depot with my husband this past Saturday, we found ourselves in the lighting isle and I found white globe lights, the kind you use for ceiling fixtures. I held it up and said to my husband, "Wouldn't these look great if these were bigger?" My husband gave me an odd look so I added, "I could put them outside and fill them with lights." Then my husband nodded and said, "I get it, they'd look great but they don't come any bigger." Then he added, "why don't you do the same thing inside?"
I bought three.
Immediately my mantle idea changed from the photo above to something else. I am sure this has happened to everyone; you plan one thing and end up doing something totally different. But you know what? THAT IS OK!
So let me walk you through how I did my Christmas mantle.
Start with a clean, cleared mantle. I added some faux greenery and just laid it across the mantle.
Next I need to add levels. The idea is to keep the eye moving by varying the height of things. You can use books or garden risers, bricks anything you can think of to vary the heights.
Pair' things in groups of three's. It is more pleasing to the eye.
Then I created the globes. Are you ready for how easy and super cute these are!!!!
First you will need 3 glass globes. I got mine at Home Depot for $5.77 each.
Next I hung a star, a picture of a deer and a small mirror on the mantle.
And the mantle is done! Well almost done.. I am looking for 3-D stars instead of the Santa picture but if I don't find any I'll stay with the Santa.
So what do you think? I LOVE it!
Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate it. On Thursday I'll be back sharing my tree and outside decorations.
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