Showing posts with label Mantle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mantle. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 28

Tree Shaped Christmas Ornament Display

I am putting together one of my Christmas mantles and I was looking for a centerpiece for the mantle that would also showcase some of my favorite ornaments.  I was inspired by this one from BHG and so I decided to make my own version. I wanted to make mine a little more modern to go with the theme for my mantle.

I purchased some 12 gauge wire and cut long pieces into two and twisted them.  Then I made them into a shape of a tree.  I based my size of the tree on the frame from Hobby Lobby that I used. The frame is 28" by 32" and my tree is 24" tall and 21" wide. 

Once I made the tree frame I cut wire for the tree limbs. They are about 4" apart.  I curled one end and then secured it to one side of the tree frame and then to the other.  I then made ornament hooks out of leftover wire.  The wire was a shiny black color so I decided to spray paint it brown to tie in better with the theme of my mantle and the frame.  The frame is an espresso color with gold rubbed edges.

My husband hung the tree and frame on my mantle and then I decorated my 'tree'. I used favorite white ornaments I already had from over the years. They are from Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Joann's, and Target. 

What do you think?  It looks so great on my mantle and I can't wait to share the rest of the mantle with you all!  Do you have a fun or special way to showcase your favorite ornaments?

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Monday, September 24

Fall Rustic Mantle

Hi there everyone!  I have been loving this fall season around here. The leaves are starting to change and the weather is getting cooler.  It has motivated me to put together a fall mantle for my entry way console table.  It started with these little pumpkins Sawyer helped pick out at a local nursery.  Every year they have a pumpkin patch and with the hay bales they sell they make a Halloween maze for the kiddos.  Sawyer loves pumpkins as much as I do so I took him with and he helped pick these out!

They sit on top of these candle holders that I have had from Target for forever and my white vase from Home Goods. The pumpkins are not perfect for sure but that is what I like about them.

One the other side of the table sits a wooden pumpkin from Hobby Lobby on top of an white plate from an antique store.  A bunch of grasses from Michael's sit inside of a birch veneer cylinder that I got from Pottery Barn a few years ago.  To add a little glamour and tie in with the gold accents I have going on in the living room across from the entry way I made a pretty gilded leaf tree out of preserved leaves and gold paint.  I will post the tutorial for that lovely piece soon - it was super easy!

Super easy!  How are all my readers doing with fall decorating? I feel like I am so behind with my after reading all of your blogs! I hope you all are having great weeks!

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