So, in this post I was debating on whether or not to put up my Christmas tree this year. Well, I decided to forego the tree this year. I am not feeling like the Grinch, just don't want to be battling my
possessed precious fur babies to keep the tree upright in my tiny apartment. Instead of focusing on the tree, I poured all my energy into my mantel. Honestly, in years past it was never anything to write home about. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I LOVE how it turned out! I also did it on the cheap, which makes it all the more wonderful.
I borrowed vases and a candle that we purchased for my mom's 60th surprise birthday and filled them with ornaments that I got at Michael's for 70% off .
I grabbed two printables from Pinterest and displayed them in frames that I already had.
The focus of the mantel was this Santa and reindeer that I adore. I usually have it on my coffee table, but again, I was afraid that the kitties would find it irresistible.
My mom also loaned me two boxes of beautiful gold ornaments that she wasn't using. I filled a glass container that I already had and scattered the remainder of them on the mantel.
I also made another banner, using the templates provided by the ladies at Shanty 2 Chic. So easy, but definitely adds a punch to your decorating!
And finally, here is the finished product:
I would love to know what you think, and would love to see your Christmas mantel if you have it posted. Just leave me a link in the comments and I will check it out.
I am linking up with Layla and Kevin at The Lettered Cottage for their mantel link-party. These two have mad decorating skills, so me having anything to link up with them is once in a lifetime!
Also linking up with Danielle @ Silver Pennies for the Home For the Holidays: Mantels Link Party.