New Years Eve Mantel

by leanneja on December 31, 2013 · 6 comments

in Decorating,Holidays,Mantels

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We were out of town for the weekend so my Christmas is still up, but I decided I wanted a mantel for New Years Eve so I took a few minutes and came up with this. I used some of my Christmas decorations then grabbed a few things from the craft room and from around the house. Gold, silver, and glitter must have been speaking to me because this is what happened.

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I found this scrapbook paper in my stash and thought it would be perfect to represent fireworks, luckily the colors were perfect too. It’s from a Martha Stewart Christmas line from about 4 years ago. I used the glass from the frame to trace onto the paper then cut it out and placed it in the frame. Talk about super fast and easy decor!

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My glitter bottles from a couple years ago have been one of my most popular posts. They’re so pretty and another really fast and easy project. Just leave time for them to dry. I love the gold and silver glitter together. The gold glitter balls are just ornaments turned upside down and the gold spray is leftover from Christmas.

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Clocks are always perfect for New Years Eve decor so just gather them from around the house for the night.

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I like to use empty frames and other large pieces to bring height and balance to the mantel. They’re also fun to hang things from like this gold glitter cone.

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I placed another clock and an hour glass in front of the frame.

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The glitter cone is actually a Christmas tree cone turned upside down. I had it on the mantel for Christmas and decided to use it again for New Years. I punched little holes in the base and strung fishing line through them to hang it up, then I cut pieces of silver tinsel garland to stick out of the top. It kind of looks like a party, don’t you think?

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The garland is just gold and silver tinsel twisted together. I had it leftover from gift wrapping.

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I love how it turned out and how fast I was able to gather what I wanted to use. This was so last minute and then I decided it needed a banner too, so that will be on the blog later today. Are you prepping for a New Years Eve celebration or do you just like to decorate for the family? You know I’ll change my mantel any chance I get so this was just for fun, plus Ammon loves when I use the clocks and hour glass.

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Paula December 31, 2013 at 6:34 am

This is a great mantel, Leanne! Happy to have found your blog through the year-end post. Now following!
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Ferly | Gifts We Use December 31, 2013 at 8:39 am

Another job well done! I love the silver and gold combo and how you used scraps to make something festive and adorable! Do you have a post about your decorating process? I need a system to get my decorating juices flowing.

~ Ferly
Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}
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Julia @ It's Always Ruetten December 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

Gorgeous! Love the framed scrapbook paper and clocks set to midnight! Happy end of 2013!
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Sumo January 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I love the gold and silver combo. It is so pretty!
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marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings January 5, 2014 at 9:16 pm

love this I want to get better at changing up my buffet!
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Jonie @ Just Between Friends January 6, 2014 at 6:50 am

I love all the little clocks! So fun!
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