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The Making of a Holiday Mantle

I have to admit, one of the things I am most excited about in our new house is that I now have a mantle to decorate!  But it’s a process to get it just right!

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Here’s where I started . . . I love all the color!

Holiday MantleAfter bringing out all of my Christmas decorations and scattering them everywhere, I dismantled the mantle (ha!) and left what I knew I wanted to keep up there.

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Then I simply set on the mantle everything I wanted to include.

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Then I added a couple things and removed a couple things.

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More adding and subtracting of things!

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Then I started spacing things out and rearranging, playing with heights and placement.

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Now the permanent placement of things begins.  

 

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But I wasn’t loving it so I switched it around!

 

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And switched it around some more! At this point I’m starting to like it but it feels like there’s too much.

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So I took a little away, 

 

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And took a little more away.  I was really happy with this!

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But that happiness only lasted a few days!  I took a little more off the mantle.  And did you notice I wrapped the boxes on the right under the vase with fun Christmas paper? Such a fun way to help create more height!

 

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But it still wasn’t quite right, so I made another switch. And I love it!  This is it!!

 

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Oh so perfect!  And the best part is these are all things I already had in my holiday stash!

 

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I love sitting on my couch in front of the fire enjoying our first full-size Christmas tree and our super cute holiday mantle!

 

I hope I’ve inspired you to try a little something new when decorating your mantle.

 

Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Smiles!

Megan

About the author

Megan O'Dea Jenkins

Art has always been a passion of Megan’s so when she’s not spending time in the office, on the golf course or on the bike trail, Megan is usually creating something, and it’s usually out of junk!

Megan is a newlywed and has been busy creating treasures to decorate her new house. You can expect creative inspiration from Megan as she shares how to take everyday junk and turn it into beautiful home decor!

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