Well … I’m calling this project “done” for the time being. Even since making that decision, I’ve come up with several other projects and additions that I’d like to do, but for now … they’ll have to wait.
Here is how our green and gold Christmas mantel turned out:
Here’s another shot:
We started with the fabric scrap tree canvas in the back:
Then added a ‘NOEL’ sign in front.
I just purchased the cardboard letters from Michael’s in a couple different sizes and a small grapevine wreath for the ‘O’. Matt spray painted the three cardboard letters gold for me (thanks!), and I stuck some fake green sprigs around the grapevine wreath.
We added the simple mason jar trees on one side:
On the other side, I made some green yarn trees. I just wrapped some different shades of green yarn around the paper trees from JoAnn.
On either side of the mantel, I added some real greenery. I put the green sprigs into a Target lantern with a couple of birch branches and surrounded them with pinecones. On the other side, I just added the sprigs to a gold vase I had spray painted earlier this year.
And, just for fun, we added a couple gold star ornaments to the tree beside the mantel (they just happen to be the ornaments I purhchased from Target for my Black and Gold Thanksgiving Table).
That’s it! For now, at least! Green and gold mantel complete … now on to the red and white room.
Next year, I’d love to use some fresh garland around the mantel! Check out how Emily from Emily A. Clark used a bunch of fresh evergreens to decorate her home here! I bet it smells fantastic in there! For this year, I’ll just stick to burning my ‘Iowa Pine’ Mrs. Meyer’s candle (didn’t know Iowa was known for their pines …).
Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!!