News flash! Christmas is in 21 days! Yipes! This bit of exciting and alarming information has sent me scurrying frantically to unearth all the Christmas wonders stored in my attic.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a single thing fitting for our massively large mantle. The mantle is always a bit of a challenge, because it’s just so big! In a fit of inspiration, I dragged in multiple sized scraps boards from outside.
Next, I rounded up some old wrapping paper and freezer paper. I wrapped the fronts of each board.
I taped on a strip of ribbon, popped a bow on top, and called them done. My next problem was garland. I wanted pretty, rustic looking garland and all I had was plain jane cheap stuff. Not to worry! A quick puff of white spray paint at the tips, and a heavy sprinkling of pine cones from the yard produced just the look I wanted!
I finished everything off with my big splurge of the whole deal…a $7 chalkboard I got from Hobby Lobby. I stained the frame with wood stain and that was that. Yes, I know, chalkboards are easy to make, but for $7? I think the time saved from not having to do it was justification enough to cheat, and buy it.
It’s certainly not anything fancy, but then again, I’m not really the fancy sort. I’m reeeaally tempted to sneak some spray paint on my Christmas tree…maybe I’d better go make cookies or something to help me resist the temptation.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.