I have a small addiction to things that light up and that are shiny….
I knew I wanted to keep our mantel clean and simple this year. Even ditch the traditional garland.
Gasp…did she just say that? Yes, yes I did.
I was going to reorder the same stockings that we used to have from Ballard Designs, but as usual I waited and wanted some pronto, like 5 minutes ago.
I saw some in Target and snatched them up and knew where I wanted to go with it.
Then headed over to Hobby Lobby and grabbed three wooden letters. They are 12.99 a piece, but when you catch them on sale, or use your coupon, you can have a great project for less than $30. And can finish it in less than an hour.
We had finished putting up most of the Christmas Decor and everyone was in bed….finally. I finished SNL and was about to head off to snoozeville and had the thought that if I would at least put the glitter on, it would be dry by the morn and I could finish the mantel….ahem.
Originally I was going to glue the letters together and put a dowel in the back so they could stand on their own. Scratched that at one in the morn and decided they could just lean against each other.
I also decided to make a fast tassel banner (how to HERE) with gold tissue, to fill in the gap between the stockings.
thank you caffeine, thank you.
It just has a clean feeling and still dig it during the day when it’s turned off.