Hello! I’m Kristie from the House on Stanford. I love a good DIY project, and I have a serious weakness for home decor. Put the two together and you’ve found my passion.
What you’ll need:
berry sprigs (5-7)
pine cones (around 10)
beaded garland (2 colors)
styrofoam cones (1 large, 1 small)
*other decor items of your choice
To get started, I added some inexpensive garland across the mantle. There is plenty of beautiful garland out there, but this isn’t one of them. It’s about as cheap as you can get. We’ve all seen the serious after Christmas sale’s on holiday decor. I saw this garland for a couple dollars a few years ago and just couldn’t pass it up.
To take my garland from “after Christmas clearance garland” to “wow, that’s beautiful garland”, I first wrapped it with burlap ribbon and added some berry sprigs.
I then scattered pine cones throughout.
It definitely made a statement on the mantle, but I wasn’t done there. I bought those metal reindeer a few years back and I knew they’d be perfect on the mantle.
To keep things symmetrical I made two beaded Christmas trees to add to the other side of the TV.
I found this beaded garland at Michaels for 60% off!! I decided to go with a deep red and a Christmas red, making one larger than the other. I bought cone shaped styro foam and glued the garland to it with hot glue. I started at the bottom, wrapping the garland around as I went.
To polish everything off I added a felt ball garland to the edge of the mantle. I planned to make my own all along, but I ran across this one at Marshall’s and just couldn’t pass it up. I was simply going to string them together with a needle and thread. (Here’s where I was going to buy the felt balls)
Although it’s been 9 years, those stockings were in fact a DIY project. They fit in perfectly with our DIY Christmas mantle.
Thanks for letting me share with you a piece of our home this holiday season!