Our Christmas Mantel

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it’s time to get in the holiday spirit! I dug out my Christmas decorations from the basement and noticed that I had a theme going in a lot of my décor… poinsettias.

So this year instead of breaking the bank and buying new stuff, I just decided to make a Poinsettia Themed Christmas Fireplace Mantel. Come take a closer look!

I recycled a lot of the same elements I used in my Fall Fireplace Mantel… hey, this girl is trying to nest for less.

One of the main components of my mantel is the red berry garland strung across and I held it in place using Command™ Brand clear hooks… love those things! I also used one of the hooks to hang the wreath in the center of my mirror.

And of course I had to display my latest Subway Art printable. Download it for free here.

One thing that I did purchase were these little burlap red poinsettias from Kirkland’s. I just couldn’t pass them up!

Here’s a couple night time shots of my Poinsettia Christmas Fireplace Mantel. I just couldn’t help but to share a couple more photos… enjoy!

I’m really not a fan of red (if you can remember, I’m trying to phase it out of my house right now), but since we’re hoping to sell the house in the Spring, I guess I can wait a year until I buy new decorations. Hmm… might have to hit the clearance aisles in January!




Christmas Project Rewind {best of 2011}

Happy Black Friday everyone! I’m not one of those peeps who gets up early to go shopping… not a fan of crowds and long lines! Instead I’ll stay inside today and get some Christmas decorations up for the holiday season.

I’m pulling out some of my favorite projects out of the basement from last year and thought I would share them with you again today. Hope you enjoy!

5 Minute Tinsel Christmas Trees


Christmas Block Countdown Calendar


Hanging Mistletoe Balls


Christmas Parson Chair Bling


Gold Tinsel Christmas Wreath


Sweet Potato Puffs Recipe


Christmas Ornament Garland


Family Photo Ornament


Hope y’all can enjoy some extra family time today and this weekend.
See you next week with some new Christmas projects!