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Green and Gold Christmas Mantel

December 6, 2013
Green and Gold Christmas Mantel ! Just gorgeous and SO easy!! Great ideas from View From The Fridge

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:

Green and Gold Mantel

Green and Gold Mantel

Here’s another shot:

Green and Gold Mantel

Green and Gold Mantel

We started with the fabric scrap tree canvas in the back:

Fabric Scrap Trees

Fabric Scrap Trees

Then added a ‘NOEL’ sign in front.

NOEL display

NOEL display

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:

Mason Jar Trees

Mason Jar Trees

I also swapped out the paper inside the gold frame that I had on my Thanksgiving mantel (and before that, my Halloween mantel). Very useful Goodwill purchase! Green sparkly ‘JOY’:

JOY sign

JOY sign

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.

Green yarn trees

Green yarn trees

 

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).

Our mini tree decorated with some gold stars

Our mini tree decorated with some gold stars

That’s it! For now, at least! Green and gold mantel complete … now on to the red and white room. :)

Done!

Done!

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 …).

Smells almost as good as the real thing!

Smells almost as good as the real thing!

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!!

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10 Comments

  • Reply Lyndsay @ The Happy Chateau December 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Katie, I recently found your blog and love it! I started following you and have nominated you for a Liebster Award. I hope you’ll accept! Here’s the link: http://www.thehappychateau.com/2013/12/liebster-award.html

    • Reply Katie December 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Hi Lyndsay,
      Thank you!! Yes, I’ll accept it!! Of course! How exciting. I’m flattered, and so glad you found my blog. I just stopped by your page. I’m excited to get to know you better! I’m a new Pinterest and Twitter follower! :) Thank you, again!
      Happy Holidays!
      ~Katie

  • Reply Barb @ A Life in Balance December 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I love your non-traditional approach to Christmas decorating. I just found those same paper trees at Michael’s. They’re so fun to work with.

    Thanks for sharing your mantel inspiration at Motivation Monday!

    • Reply Katie December 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      HI Barb! Thanks for hosting the party and for stopping by! Happy Decorating and Happy Holidays to you!

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  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney January 9, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Ok I’m officially jealous of your house. This mantel is amazing! I don’t know who it wasn’t featured on any of the sites.

    • Reply Katie January 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Ha! Thanks. My husband thinks our Christmas decorating this year wAs ‘way too cluttery’. He is very minimal. Oh well, he puts up with me, though he was excited to take down the decorations this year :)

  • Reply Erlene April 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I know this is an older post, but I’ve been poking around your site after visiting the blog hop and can’t decide what to comment on…lol. I love almost everything.. You have so many ideas that would totally fit into our home. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
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    • Reply Katie April 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Erlene! Thanks so much for checking out my projects!! It’s so fun to hear that others are checking them out (and not just my mom and sister :))!! You made my day with your sweet comment!! Hope you had a great weekend!
      ~Katie

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