How I created this year’s mantle/Christmas crafts

 Let’s start with the focal point, the center frame of the mantle.
A piece of plywood I found in the basement fit perfectly in the frame, I didn’t even need to cut it. I used Mod Podge to glue on hymnal pages, then put a thin coat of Mod Podge on top and allowed it dry to over night.full2011_12_10_3120

The letters came from Michael’s and were spray painted white, then outlined with a little dark brown paint. I added some Martha Stewart glue and glitter. Next I glued the letters onto the center of the hymnal pages.

Next project, the white rose tree. I will not roll a felt flower again for a long, long time. I’m estimating I rolled about 200 for this project!
Beth from Home Stories A 2 Z has about the best tutorial for creating rolled felt flowers HERE.
rose tree
I created a cone from an old yardsale sign I found in the garage. The cone got covered with a piece of scrap white fabric, because I didn’t want any  brown cone to show. Then I started creating roses from felt squares, gluing larger roses on the bottom and gradually becoming smaller toward the top. When I was finally finished I rejoiced!
The twig tree was a quick project. Again, I created a cone, this time from a cereal box, and glued on twigs of different lengths, adding pieces to fill in empty spots. Spray paint and that’s it’s!
I think these twig trees would look great left natural too, on a piece of a wide branch for a base.
And last, the glittered pinecones I dried and created HERE.
Holiday craft link party at Centsational Girl.
Today’s creative blog, get your craft on.
Coastal Charm, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Seeing the Christmas décor at linky parties all over blogland is fun. It’s like peeking into other peoples homes and it helps get you in the Christmas mood. Well, it does me anyhow.
I received so many wonderful comments about the mantle this year. Thank You all so much! Big hug and kiss!
Next, I’ll be sharing the front porch.
Debbie (((xx)))


  1. Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  2. Justabeachkat says:

    Sounds like a LOT of work, especially the felt rose tree, but it really shows well. Good job!

    Merry Christmas hugs,

  3. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    I was looking at letters at Hobby Lobby yesterday trying to think up a project for them. I love the ones you used for your frame. I love the felt roses tree, but I can imagine that it took a lot of rolling felt. You have more patience than me, Debbie! : )

    The post office told me you should have your package by Wednesday. It's a fairly big box, just so you know!

  4. Your mantle looks lovely. The sign is gorgeous. I am using the same color scheme this year.

  5. ohgoodgolly, just gorgeous! Really, I think this is magazine-cover-worthy!
    Your rose tree may have been a boatload of work but it's fabulous…totally worth it, especially if you can reuse it for years to come. All of the elements, the color scheme, the composition…just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.
    I'm new to your blog so I'm off to explore more. Arrived via TCB…Cheers!

  6. I'm envious…this is too beautiful! I'm a new happy follower. Stop by and visit and enter to win my Heirloom ornament made from vintage jewelry…only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

  7. Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    Thank you for sharing with us how you made this stunning mantel…come by today and share it with all of us at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY. Oh I can't wait to get my book:)


  8. It's beautiful – just stunning. You're very talented.

  9. SO Pretty….Love all you white decorations. Especially love the white rose tree! Merry CHRISTmas Ya'll from Houston, TX

Speak Your Mind


hotset porn ever,buy cialis cheap prices fast delivery,free porn pictures of young girls,free porn sites by email,link,what is a good generic for celebrex,link,skinny model porn teen,busty galleries,click here,ruby sky free porn,whip slave,link,,free full porn xn,ranma hentai,throats gallery,,link,kim rhodes porn pics,can benadryl give you a false positive on a drug test,,jenn sterger porn,free granny porn sites,submit your own gay porn,lesbian hardcare porn,holiday inn and porn,link,williamson new york porn,celebrex 200 mg for what,link,rebecca love free porn,,gymnyst porn,click here,click here,click here,click here,,high quility instant free porn clips,let's eat furry porn,,link,click here,,click here,,click here,click here,click here,bondage tube sex videos free porn,,,click here,click here,nyuu porn,milvano porn,,zantac prescription vs over the counter,click here,can i buy orlistat in canada,link,teen movie porn,link,,rotoscoped porn,click here,amateur first,siar wars porn,click here,free ass fetish porn,zyvox cost assistance,requip drug class,,,link,,real amature virgin,click here,link,link,screensaver porn,free porn molly gagging facial duration,click here,arimidex price in south africa,how to download porn off google,matures teaching teens porn,innocent virgin sex,ron jeremy porn film,,link,,free porn videos for sony ericson,blonde wives porn,click here,,,black athlete porn,where to buy azithromycin in the uk,is there prescription strength ibuprofen,,big boob sex orgy,youtube porn lesbian sex,price for celexa,3000 mg metformin a day,porn tube homedade videos mature woman,plump ebony sex,differenza tra cialis 5 mg e 10 mg,holes porn,,link,click here,tadacip 20 mg price,party hardcore huge cock,mobile porn video pussy closeup,,link,click here,free live porn video chat,click here,where to buy vintage porn videos,link,porn that women will watch,scandinavian 70s porn,natural substitute for erythromycin,,trans porn free,free video of farm porn,click here,ex-wives free porn,naked porn sites,3000 mg of amoxicillin,porn tube black stud,generic form of lamictal,price viagra cialis levitra,click here,wet teen hot pussy,click here,lycra pants porn,link,pedaphile porn 13 16,wild teen sex party slut load,brand name of amlodipine,the best natural progesterone cream,rare porn videos,click here,click here,prescription naproxen vs otc,,click here,shy girl fucked,click here,generic asacol available,dick delaware porn,,link,bobby frail porn photos,click here,catriona rowntree porn,click here,click here,click here,click here,link,weird porn site,gay matur stud porn links,kinky old cunts,,click here,nikki james wild booty porn,link,link,,click here,click here,click here,teen boys gay porn video free,anime porn with rubber bands,link,cute hot girls fucked,click here,link,link,chlorzoxazone generic name,punk porn free videos,sextube nurses porn,,click here,link,skinny teen gangbang porn,fuck my tight teen pussy,duphaston 10 mg get pregnant,henti teen bondage sex ed,tennis moms nude,kim kardashian free porn tape,link,voltaren gel canada buy,free mobile gay porn pictures,click here,man sucks own foreskin porn,