homemade ginger: Simple Winter Mantle

Simple Winter Mantle

Monday, December 3, 2012

I went for a simple and natural look for the winter mantle this year. I mainly used things I already had on hand except for the wreath that I made for uber cheap!

The wreath was a $2 find at Target after Halloween. I spray painted it white, added some pinecones and found the white branch/snowflake thing at Joann's for about 50 cents.

The ribbon was some clearance ribbon I found at Michaels. There is plenty do use elsewhere for Christmas.

I spray painted pine cones silver and white. I also lightly spray painted the pine needles silver.  It just lightened them up a bit and gave them a "frosted" look.

I put everything in vintage green and white vases that I already had on hand and threw some silver ornaments up there.

I used twine hot glue to make a pine cone garland to hang across the mantle.

I love how the garland turned out. It's so simple and natural.

And if you like the stockings, be sure to check out my tutorial on how I made those a few years ago! I need to add another one for next year.


  1. Very pretty! Love all the white. I just painted my mantle white in time for Christmas, also decorating with nature.

  2. I love your mantle- and your wreath goes perfectly! Thanks for linking up at The CSI Project this week!

  3. visiting from the CSI linky- what a pretty display! love the simple wreath with the pretty twigs and pinecones! And LOVE the price!! Goes to show that pretty things don't have to cost a lot!!

  4. Pretty, pretty!! I love that ribbon you used on the wreath. You could keep your mantel like that all winter, minus the ball ornaments and stockings. Nicely done. : )



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