Gift wrapped scraps and spray painted garland – A Christmas Mantle

rustic girt themed Christmas mantle by chapter37

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 … Continue reading