Snowy Christmas Mantel

Hi friends how are you?  I hope well.  I’m excited it’s Friday and it’s been so fun being a part of this Christmas Bloggers Series and sharing all these fun things with you and my friends.  I’m gonna miss it a little.  Don’t go anywhere though because tomorrow I’m rounding everything up so if you were busy this week and missed a day or two, I’ll catch you up on all the great things we shared.  Today I’m sharing my Snowy Christmas Mantel and I love the way it turned out. 

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If you know me by now, you know I love twinkly lights and all things sparkly ………..and I wanted to do something different this year with our mantel so I took everything off and I don’t know if you noticed but I turned those windows around to the white side. 

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Knowing that we are on a very tight budget this holiday season I tried to think of how I could create this theme with the least amount of money too.  Challenge on.  So I pulled cedar greens from my tree out front and created the garland (which was free). 

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I pulled this shabby n chic white ornate chippy frame I had (I bought this years ago at a swap meet for $5 and I LOVE it and use it often.  I wanted a chalk board look so on my trip to the Dollar Tree I bought the 3 Big Snowflakes and the chalk board like foam board. 

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The foam board cost $1 and I painted on it and gave it a chalky look with white paint.  (I’ll show you how below).

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I hung one mason jar from wire and added one tiny snowflake and a votive candle. 

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I also bought one pack of lights from Target for $2.99 to add to the garland.

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I love our mantel and the wintery white snowy feeling mixed with the twinkly lights.   This is the view when we walk down our staircase into the room. 

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This is the view from our Dining Room and I work in here all the time so I get a beautiful view from here.  If you want to see the Glittery Birdhouse Ornaments or the Burlap Poinsettia Flowers you can here.

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Snowy Christmas Mantel, Christmas Mantel, baby it's cold outside, Winter Mantel, mantel old windows, snowflake mantel, neutral mantel

I made these Bamboo Coastal Candle Holders in August for my husbands 50th birthday with Dollar Tree Vases and leftover Reed we had so they cost me $1.00 each and I love how the neutral rustic look plays with my snowy mantel and chest.  I added Epsom salt inside and then put the candles in for that wintery element.

Below is the tutorial so you know how I did things, or you can scroll to the bottom because you have to see what else I’m sharing.

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Here is how my theme started with a trip to the Dollar Tree for Foam Board, 3 Snowflakes, Styrofoam balls and little snowflakes.

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I cut and fit the foam board into my frame and love that song Baby it’s Cold Outside. 

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I drew it free hand with pencil and then painted it with white craft paint.  I used the dry brush technique for the outer edges to give it that chalky look.

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I shared the other day how I made the snowballs when I made the Ice Skates Christmas Wreath here.

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I used some on the wreath and some on my mantel and they are so easy to make.

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This was an easy and inexpensive mantel to put together and just took a little time and creativity to bring it together. 

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Next week I’ll share more of my tree and our Holiday House tour too.

Bloggers Christmas Series

It’s been a lot of fun doing this Bloggers Christmas Series with my fun friends and they are all sharing a tablescape or mantel today so please go on over and check them out.

2 Bees in a Pod

The Crowned Goat

The Altered State

bluewaterlife

I’m linking up to I’m linking up to Shabby Art Boutique today and if you have a moment you have to go on over and see all the beautiful things she shares including one of mine is featured along with From My Front Porch To Yours,  I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom.  Please go on over and visit their blogs for some loads of inspiration today.  We’re sharing Christmas crafts, décor, recipes, ornaments, mantels, porches and a whole lot more.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful day, Lisa

p.s. Come on back tomorrow as I round up everything we did.  Can you imagine all that Christmas Holiday inspiration in one place!!!

 

Comments

  1. says

    Lisa, this is beautiful! Each element of the house decor is great, and all together they are just beautiful. You tied it all together, yet each project is different and special. Love your snowy sparkly mantel!! You’re the QUEEN of thrifting and thinking of great ways to reuse and upcycle. Can’t wait to see your house tour :-) Your imagination and love of decor shines through! Bwg ~~~

  2. says

    Lisa this is so beautiful! You did an amazing job on this mantle! Its so romantic and cozy. I’m gonna miss this series too. It was fine of fun to wake up each morning and read each others posts. Sending you warm hugs from the cabin, CoCo

  3. Deanna Roumimper says

    I love the frame with the chalk writing on it, I am so obsessed with that right now! Great beautiful job!

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