Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Here is the follow up to Part I of my holiday mantle makeover. Sorry to post this a day AFTER Christmas, but the holidays are a busy time. I love that these decorations are inexpensive and easy crafts that have made a HUGE difference in the look of my house. They've even added to my holiday spirit in that I finally have some Christmas decorations that I love. Note: The photos don't do them justice as they are much more vibrant in person.
First is an idea I found on Pinterest and decided to copy. I loved the idea of spelling Noel with a wreath and different sizes/fonts for the remaining letters. To make this, I purchased the wreath at Michaels Craft Store and the letters at both Michaels and Joanns. I bought red, green, and white spray paint with primer included from Lowes. This the same spray paint I used to paint my stocking holders (see that post here) and all the other projects for my mantle, so I really got use out of the 3 bottles of spray paint.
The final project for my mantle was inspired by Liz at Naptime Decorator. I saved 3 wine bottles from our monthly dinners and spray painted them in the same paint used in the Noel project.
When they were completely dry, I wrapped yarn tightly around the bottle. I used only a dab of hot glue at the beginning and another at the end. Then more glue to adhere a snowflake/tree foam piece that I bought at Michaels.
This is my completed mantle with all my holiday projects. There is a lot going on, but I absolutely love it especially since all the items match in color scheme.