Merry & Bright Mantel


I like to decorate a little different every year for Christmas. This year I decided on bright colors. I was going for a bright, cheery and simple look.

One of the things I’m really proud of is how little money I spend on seasonal decorating. I did make a little splurge  this year, but it was only $8. I found this garland at one of my favorite antique shops in Cedar City. It’s real tinsel with little glass ball ornaments attached.

I gathered white and clear candlesticks from around the house then simply added the brightly colored ornaments on top.

Then I wove the garland around the candlesticks. I love the simplicity of it but also how bright and bold it is.

The last thing I did was add a little vinyl for a whimsical look. I’m going to have small ones in the house this Christmas so it was the perfect touch without having something hanging down.

I’ll have a tutorial for the wreath up by tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:

The Lettered Cottage

Party Time at 36th Avenue
DIY Holiday Highlights Party at The DIY Showoff
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Nifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty Things

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  • Cindie Wilding December 10, 2012, 8:37 am

    Please tell me about the lettering. Is it something that sticks to the surface magnetically? I love it! I want it!

  • Melissa December 10, 2012, 8:57 am

    So cute friend! What a bright cheerful spot. Happy Holidays!! Hope to see you soon.

  • McKenzie @ Girl Loves Glam December 10, 2012, 9:12 am

    This is so pretty! I love the contrast between the crisp white and all of those fun colors!

  • Meagan December 10, 2012, 10:19 am

    Fabulous colors! Love the candlestick+ornament combo. How clever. I’ll have to remember that….

  • Debra December 10, 2012, 11:18 am

    I love this. I love the garland. It is gorgeous. I want to come nick it off your mantel.
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  • Carly December 10, 2012, 12:11 pm

    I love this! The Vinyl is adorable and I can’t wait to see how you made the wreath. I am a huge fan of all the fun colors!

  • Leslie December 10, 2012, 9:23 pm

    EEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeee! It’s so cheerful and playful!
    How fun!
    The kids will love it!
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  • Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile December 12, 2012, 6:54 pm

    I Love your mantle, I LOVE the vinyl and the color. It is Very Merry Christmasy.
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    Wanda Ann

  • Jaime December 12, 2012, 11:28 pm

    This is so fun!! I’d love for you to come link this up at my party!

  • Jamie December 13, 2012, 3:33 pm

    This is so cute! Love all of the bright colors!
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  • Stephanie December 15, 2012, 8:46 am

    Love how bright and cheery it is! And sparkly! So cute!
    Stephanie recently posted..Monogram Christmas Decoration

  • Mariel December 15, 2012, 9:39 pm

    So cute! I’d love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ We’ve also got an exciting giveaway going on now that includes a chance to win a BlendTec. Hope to see you there!
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  • Roeshel December 18, 2012, 7:26 pm

    It’s so fun! I’m loving colorful Christmas this year too! Beautiful job!
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