Thursday, December 12, 2013

White and Natural Christmas Mantle

It will never cease to amaze me at how life never seems to go as planned.  I have been busy, good "regular life" busy, but not blogging busy.  However...

I do have some fun projects to share, and I am going to start with my White and Natural Christmas Mantle!
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
This mantle came about because of that Angel.  The big one yes, but it actually started with the little ones, and I had those because of an activity I had planned.  Such a long story, and that is part of the reason I have been MIA.
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
This angel was such a fun spur of the moment project, and I LOVE it!  I will be sharing a full tutorial tomorrow on how I made it so come back and check it out!  It became the center of my inspiration and I decided to go with the white and natural elements for the whole mantle.
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
I happened to have some fun twig balls that were begging to be made into a garland, and the little Angels decided to "hang" around too.
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
Some candle holders that matched the Nativity set...
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
And, an old board to hold another angel and a mini chalk board.  These little chalkboards are from my Apothecary Style Trick or Treat Jar, I just pulled off the washi tape and they were good to go!
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
It really is a peaceful little scene, reminding my family of the night the Savior was born and the angels proclaiming his birth!  It looks awesome with the lights on, and so pretty in real life, I wish my pictures did it justice, but you get the idea.
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
The Angel is mounted on pallet wood and it is made out of foam board, poster board, and lights.  That's  it!  Oh, and hot glue...
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
The white lights are just laid over a curtain I had laying around.
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
To add different heights I just used 2x4 blocks of wood, it makes such a difference.  For instance, the two candle holders are actually the same height, I just put a block under one.
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
This shot of the angel was taken outside, I still couldn't get a good shot with the lights on, oh well!
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
Now this is the real deal folks, the mantle with our stockings.  They were too much of a distraction for the mantle photos so I took them down and then put them back up when I finished.  Poor Santa has a big job filling those socks...Who on earth made them so big?!!  Ha ha ha!
MyLove2Create, White and Natural Christmas Mantle
It was super fun for me to do a whole mantle, I usually just throw up the nativity and call it good!  I am glad when things come together the way I envision them, and especially when it was a last minute deal!  Don't forget to come back for the Angel Tutorial tomorrow!  And for the Wowza Weekend Link party tonight, I would love to see what you have been working on!

Hugs,
Mindi

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14 comments:

  1. Stunning Mindi! I love your giant angel - it is amazing! Such a pretty neutral mantel:)

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  2. Mindi--your mantel is beautiful! The angel looks so pretty lit up. so funny that you took the stockings down for the "beauty" shot. I love the stockings... they are so darn cute! I'm glad you shared that with us. ;)
    I look forward to the tutorial.
    gail
    ps so behind... on decorations. Haven't wrapped a single present yet! ohhh man!

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  3. Wow such a pretty mantle! I love when it lights up :)

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  4. Beautiful!!! I love. Rustic, yet elegant.

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  5. love it Mindi. I wanna see it in person!

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  6. It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations! I made a similar light up sign you will have to come check out. I did the word JOY but I love how you did it with the wood! Very cute!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/12/the-merriest-blog-hop-week-4.html

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  7. The white and natural theme is really pretty - I love a more spare look for the mantle without so many colors so this is perfect!

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  8. Hello Mindi,
    Your mantel looks wonderful...what a sweet angel. Merry Christmas!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Absolutely beautiful!!! I LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!
    Merry Christmas,
    Pam

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  10. the mantle is stunning i love everything about it your nativity is stunning love how you put it all together I am your newest follower

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  11. I loved this project so much! Its being featured tomorrow on the TWIRL and TAKE A BOW link party!
    Be sure to come over and grab a button!
    Thanks for linking up! I can't wait to see what you do this week!
    Hugs
    Karin
    http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/12/twirl-and-take-bow-link-party-and_17.html

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