I've always put a garland on my mantel with white christmas lights.. But this year, I not only wanted to add to it b/c it's kind of boring, but I'm in LOVE with everything Santa this year and wanted some reds and stuff. :)
SO here it is:
I had these 3 wine glasses from my halloween craft for my mantel. I used it rightside up this time ;) So I filled it with red shredded paper (bought at $1 tree). I wrapped black ribbon around it and hot glued the ribbon together. It's NOT glued onto the glass b/c I want to reuse the glasses for other projects. I glued a rhinestone on there for the belt buckle and it looks like Santa's belly :)
I did the same thing with this vase I already had at home. Don't you just LOVE reusing stuff you have at home?
And there you have it! Some life added to the garland. I already had everything but the red paper at home, so I just bought 2 bags of that for a total of $2 :) LOVE it!
A look at the entire mantel. I just bought that Santa on sale and I LOVE him! :) The 2 stockings on the left were bought at Target for $1 each about 3 years ago. I bought iron on letters from etsy. The 2 pink tutu stockings I made last year for the girls. I bought the pink stockings at Target for $1 each. Then I hot glued tulle on there like a tutu and hot glued little rhinestones with the girls initials :)
Up close of my wine glass santa
up close of the vase
My new Santa :)
On my buffet table in my dining room I have 3 paintings, which I'll have to post later :). I have my husband's Santa Claus print framed. Then what you see here are each of my girls handprint Christmas trees. I found this Santa for 60% off at Joann's, so I paid $5. I thought this was the perfect spot for him. I love his beard and he's just so cute. :)