A New Christmas Mantel




OK, so it’s not your traditional mantel BUT the box did say Wall Mantel Shelf on it. Anyhow, my sweet hubby bought this for me. We have a bar that no matter how hard I try remains littered with sippy cups, keys, receipts, change, random Cheerios…..I could keep going but you get the picture.

I LOVE my new FAUX Mantel! David put it up while I bathed Alie and put her to bed, so I got to play with it afterward.

David found this AMAZING Nativity Set at Big Lots for just $14!! Isn’t it gorgeous. I just love it!
David also found that precious “Bless This Family” sign at Michael’s one evening while I stood staring blankly at a wall of jewelry beads for an embarrassing length of time! It was 60% off so we paid $4 for that!! 


I saw these ADORABLE Tissue Paper Christmas Trees on the Spunky Junky blog. Halsey posted a GREAT tutorial on how to make these. Check out her tutorial and her awesome blog and tell her I said “HELLO”
These are my sweet trees I made using Halsey’s tutorial. Aren’t they awesome?  I LOVE THEM! I wanna make some for everyone now. 




What do you think of my New Christmas faux Mantel? I love it! My hubby made a GREAT suggestion for the blank wall area just above it. I’ll keep it a surprise for now. It would be so much fun IF I can pull it off. Lets just say he thinks I have the same creative and artistic gifts as Donna with Funky Junk Interiors.


I’m linking this up to Layla’s Christmas Mantel Party. You have your mantels ready? Go link them up too.

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41 thoughts on “A New Christmas Mantel”

  1. Love Love Love your nativity, it is simply beautiful. Your Tissue paper trees came out great and I think you have given me an inspiration for a place I could not figure out what to do with–Thank You.Merry Christmas,Cha Cha

  2. Your mantel is beautiful! Sounds like your hubby has a great eye for nice decor, I adore that Nativity scene, it is really beautiful! I need one like that, but we don't have Big Lots, so it's too bad.:) Your tissue paper trees are just precious! I have never seen them done before.Hugs, Cindy

  3. So very nice! I just love those christmas trees, the closeup of them is so cool. And your hubby is very sweet to think so highly of your skills. I like that hubby of yours. :)(thanks for the mention! LOL)Donnahttp://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

  4. I'm making my rounds! ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE your mantel and that fantastic hubby of yours with great decor taste and all? …well what can I say but, he's a fantastic brother too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ T.bird

  5. Wow! Amazingness is all I can say about the X'mas trees. Love your page – found you on a lovely Monday hop. Hope you'll come follow back!xoxohttp://loveiseverywhere.blogspot.com/Kate

  6. Great job on your trees. And I love the nativity set too. What a great deal!Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week. Hope to see you again this week. Also, I look forward to seeing you at my Christmas recipe party next Thursday!

  7. Your holiday mantel reminds me of the 'holiday' table that I used to have out to use for the change of seasons….I need to do that again. It was nice to have an area that didn't get swallowed up by everything else! :>Your nativity is beautiful and I love your tissue trees! How cool that they can be customized and made to fit your vignette! :> Happy Friday & wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  8. It looks great! I like the nativity! Here is some funny sharing for ya: A few years back we decided to get out gramma's (my gramma, not baby's) nativity. None of us ever noticed, but her nativity had TWO Mary's and NO Josephs! 3 Wisemen, yes. Animals, yes. Angel, yes. We crack up every time we get it out! Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  9. SO cute!!! I really wanna try making some of these!!! Thanks so much for linking your projects up to Fancy This Fridays!!! We couldn't do it without you!!! Check back later today to get our Featured button and see your trees featured on our blog!!!

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