Ever since I built a mantel a couple of years ago, I'm always on the hunt for fun new ways to decorate it. So as I browsed the paper aisle at my local craft store, it hit me – a folded paper tree forest! I'm a big fan of non-traditional colors, so I bought a few of my favorites and got to work. Click through to check out the full tutorial.
It may or may not feel like it yet where you live, but I'm sure you don't need to be told that summer is nearing its last days. After a long, hot season, many of us are ready for cooler weather, colorful leaves, hay mazes, and apple picking. It can be fun to bring some of that fall flair into your home decor, too. So whether you want just a touch of fall decor, or want to kick summer to the curb and go all in with your fall decorations, we have tons of ideas for ways to turn your home into a celebration of autumn. Continue Reading
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means we have another great excuse to decorate our mantels (as if we even need an excuse!). Today I'm sharing an easy mantel setup using x's and o's… and lots of 'em. Click through to find out how to make the different elements of this fun display.
Some pieces of this mantel setup are store-bought, and some are handmade. Here's what you'll need:
x's and o's from the craft store (be sure to raid the sale bin, keeping in mind that you can paint them a different color)
Large xoxo computer printout in your favorite font
White chalk marker
Sharpie (not pictured)
Flowers with clear vases
For the pink xoxo board, place large alphabet stickers on a piece of scrap wood and spread them out evenly across the board. Continue Reading
Thanksgiving is so close I can taste it, which means that it’s high time I style my mantel for the big day. I’ve been doing some serious research online, looking for inspiration… and today I’m sharing it with you. Here are ten of my favorite mantel styling ideas.
1. Framed wreaths add a unique bit of character to this mantel with a neutral palette. Read more about it here. [Photo: Craftberry Bush]
Now that springtime has officially arrived, that means that those of us who celebrate Easter are probably starting to think about decorating our homes for the holiday. My mantel has been empty since I removed my winter décor, so it was begging for some festive embellishments. So I whipped up a few paper flowers to add some beautiful pastels to the room. Click through to find out how to make your own paper flower Easter mantel. Continue Reading
I recently tackled a big project for my dining room – a DIY wooden mantel – and today, I'm pretty excited to share the process with you. If you have a fireplace without much character like mine used to be, this project might be the perfect solution for you. And let me be clear … I only have basic woodworking know-how, so this is feasible for anybody with a bit of crafty know-how and a willingness to try. Continue Reading
Having grown up in a mantel-less house, I never knew what all the fuss was about during the holidays – but now that I have a mantel, I get it. It’s really quite enjoyable to decorate it a different way every season! So today I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday mantel ideas from across the web. Click through to get inspired!
1. Bold marquis lights add a playful vibe to this pretty mantel setup. Continue Reading
For me, a mantel is a must. Where else will I share all my fave holiday decor items and hang the garlands?! Our new apartment came with a fireplace, but no mantel above! Crazy, right? I wasn’t about to enter the holiday season without one, so decided to make my own with a piece of plywood found at IKEA and some other basic pieces of hardware!