Merry - A Handmade Seasonal Guide Dec 2015 - Page 34

a merry mantel If there’s one time of year your mantle can take center stage, it’s the holidays. It’s the first thing that the big guy in red will see when he comes to visit so give him something fabulous to look at while he’s having his snack. Here are some beautiful ways to brighten up your mantle this season. COLOURFUL MANTEL BY Bree Johnson My mantle this year was based off the colourful bottle brush trees that I created last year. They were just way too fun not make front and center again. I decided to take the colour and just run with it. I was able to create custom colour and personalized stockings thanks to Shutterfly and stuck with solid paper and solid satin ribbon for the gifts for a timeless yet modern feeling. The whole look is anchored down with this fabulous paper deer head that just required a little DIY assembly. The finished look is bound to make you smile. Click photo for more of this mantel look and product resources 34