I bought a bunch of shatter proof ornaments and knew I wanted to make ornament garland. What better thing to do than at 3am with a screaming baby up all night?!?!
I simply used some leftover ribbon I had and began stringing the ornaments together randomly. 3 bins was just the right amount to make this. Each bin cost me $2.50. So for $7.50 this was a super easy, and super cheap project! To attach I just pushed a large screw in between the stones. To hide the ribbon on the ends I used a clip on embellishment.
The trees flanking the fireplace are easy to make. I used to buy those expensive ones you could get for about $40 a pair, but I made these with tomato cages and cheap garland.
Simply wrap the garland around the cage and fluff! The best part about these is that you can make then for your porch, staircase, wherever you want and then you can take them apart and use the cages in your garden in the spring!
The candlesticks are made out of porch posts. Last year I used them on the mantel in my family room, but they were red. Don't you just LOVE spray paint?
I sprayed them with Krylon's Glitter Blast Spray Paint in Sparkling Waters.
Here is the same mantel last year in more traditional colors.
Some say that JOY stands for Jesus, Others, then Yourself. My mantel is my daily reminder of that this season.