I've been scurrying to get most of my house decorated before December 1st this year. Last year, I was a little late and I felt frustrated that I had done so much work that would be taken down in 3 weeks!
After many trips up and down from the attic, my mantle is finished with a few new tweaks this year:
I found these amazing giant pine cones from Save On Crafts at a great price (10 for $10!!! Woot!). I used inspiration from my Pinterest "Christmasy Stuff" board, and planted mini trees along the mantle this year.
I made the wooden angel wings a few years ago and had to include them again.
I rubbed acrylic paint in Citron Yellow and Jamaican Sea colors (Folk Art paints)over terra cotta pots with a rag and inserted the giant pine cones and scattered them over the mantle with a garland.
A few green balls and twinkle lights for a glow at night and it was easy peasy! I'd love to see your Holiday Mantle this year. Drop me a link if you want me to come visit!