Monday, January 25, 2016

{DIY} Mantle Decor

Happy Monday, sweet friends! I hope that all my friends on the East coast have stayed warm this weekend with all the snow you have gotten. No snow in Oklahoma, just cold, although today felt a bit like spring. I will admit, after seeing all of the cozy snow pictures, it did make me wish for just a dusting of snow. If you know me and my love of warm weather, this is very strange for me!

The Christmas decorations came down after New Year's and it had been a while since I had my regular decor up. Before Christmas it was all things fall! As much as I love Christmas and the holidays, I was ready to have my regular decorations back in place. I decided to take a little time and revamp my regular look to really make it what I wanted.

I became obsessed with HGTV "Fixer Upper" over Christmas break and love how there are so many flowers around the homes when they stage them for the families. I decided I wanted to add a little pop of color by my fireplace and found these yellow flowers at Hobby Lobby 50% for $2.50. The jar was brought for just $1 at Goodwill.

I love, love, love how this wreath turned out! I had been wanting one to add a little spring feel to my home and once I took down the garland and lights above my fireplace, I knew something was missing. I decided that a simple green boxwood wreath would be perfect! I found small wreaths at Target for $20 but really did not want to spend that much and decided I could probably make my own. Bought the grapevine wreath at Hobby Lobby for $2.50, boxwood greens at Michael's for $7 (I had a 50% off coupon), and the gray ribbon at Hobby Lobby for $2. I already had some wire to secure the greens so total I spent $11.50, half of what I would have spent at Target! I have a few more doorways this wreath would look adorable on so I may make a few more in the coming months.

I believe this one was another "Fixer Upper" idea. I love old windows and how they can be painted and displayed anywhere for a rustic look. I have been looking and looking for a wooden piece to paint and came across this at Michaels for $7 and with my 50% coupon, only $3.50! A little white paint did the trick for just what I wanted. You have probably noticed that coupon's are my favorite. :) I already had this potted candle from the fall and add some extra greens I had leftover from another project.

These candles were a Pinterest inspiration. Best part? $2 each. I already had the candles and bought the candlestick holders and glass jars at Dollar Tree. Just hot glued them on top and added candles. That's it! Super easy, super cheap, and super cute.

I already had this glass jar (Dollar Tree) and decorative balls (Hobby Lobby).

I also already had these flowers and vase. The flowers from Hobby Lobby sometime last year and the vase from Dollar Tree.

I knew that something had been missing from my mantle but it took me the longest time to figure out what. I was browsing for some inspiration in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and came across this sign. I absolutely love this verse. If you look closely, there is no 4th edge to it and was broken when I found it on the clearance isle. I bought it for a great deal and it only cost me $3. I put some greens in front of it to cover up the broken side and you would never know (except I just gave it away)!

My wooden "Blessings" piece I brought from China, completes the look. Simple and elegant. I love how it turned out and makes winter feel not quite so dreary. 

1 comment:

  1. Anneli,
    This is such a beautifully decorated mantel!
    I love your boxwood wreath. You got everything for so cheap too--love it! :)


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