:the coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from
December to February and in the southern hemisphere from
June to August.
It should also say it’s the season of the year when you have
absolutely NO idea how to decorate your home.
The Christmas decor has been packed away.
Tables and mantels look barren.
Sparkly white lights have been turned off.
Yet outside, the weather outside is frightening.
But fear not, my Everyday Friends.
Mr. Buck gave me some great ideas to create a
Warm and Cozy Winter Mantel.
He suggested I create a look that coordinated with his
favorite black and white wool scarf.
Then…he also suggested that I add some fun Chalkboard Printables
and share them with you at the end of this post.
So – I added the printable from last week’s post where I shared
my Winter Foyer Vignette.
“Baby it’s Cold Outside!”
Next, I added some simple snowflake printables, again on a
I mounted these on black foam core to give them some body.
You could easily frame these if you had some thrift store
frames lying around.
Next…I added some icy and snow-tipped greenery…
A few flocked pinecones and more *mini snowflakes I had
leftover from last week’s project were also added.
*(Dollar Store finds.)
Underneath the greenery, I added some white lights from my
It’s not Christmas, but I still love some sparkling white lights
this time of year.
This is how my mantel looks at night…
Isn’t this warm and cozy and Oh-So-Wintry?
I have to give thanks to Mr. Buck for guiding me along.
Maybe I should re-name him Monsieur Jacques Buck,
Here is a breakdown of how I achieved this look:
1) Lay a string of white lights on mantel.
2) Layer with lots of greenery.
3) Add pinecones, snowflakes, flocked stems, etc, that
invoke a Wintry feel.
4) Anchor each end of the mantel with small trees or you can
use tall Winter twigs.
5) In place of Mr Buck, use a large grapevine wreath
spray painted white. Add a winter scarf and some mittens or fun.
6) Add some printables.
– About $2 for color copies on cardstock from Staples
– $5 for large sheet of black foam core
*( I used my 40% off coupon)
– The remainder of the items I used were leftover from my
Even if you do not have a mantel, you can still use this
same idea on top of a buffet, shelf or chest.
How about adding a
– or create a Lighted Winter Dough Bowl.
Here are the Printables I used.
Please feel free to download and use them.
I would LOVE if you would the above Printables as well as this…
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