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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Faux Mantle

I am in awe every year at the beautiful mantles seen on blogs, in magazines and holiday movies. I haven’t had a fireplace or mantle in years. This year I decided I wanted a mantle to decorate. I had a shelf with pegs that I had purchased for a different project a few months back and hadn’t done. So I painted that a linen color, moved some furniture around and now I have a faux mantle.


I have mine, my son’s and my father’s stockings hanging. Picked those up at the Dollar Tree and used some snowflake ornaments I already had to embellish them. I also primed and painted a thrift store candlestick and plain craft frame from Michael’s with my new favorite silver spray paint.



I placed my Christmas card in the frame and voila! Instant art.

I love that I have this mantle now. I can’t wait for all the fun things I get to make for all the upcoming season. More excuses to craft!

Here it is no flash


And with the flash


I’m pretty proud of it!


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  2. Very cute Mini Mantle! Visiting from BEYOND THE PICKET FENCE.

  3. Great idea especially for people who live in apartments (like me) that don't have a fire place. What a great way to make things feel cozy! Love that wreath too!

  4. Your "fantle" is beautiful! You are really talented!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths