Our mantle seemed a little bare of Christmas Cheer this year. Y’all are pro’lly thinking, “How could they possibly cram anything else up there.” OOOhhh, just you wait.
Usually we just tuck pine into all the available crevices on the mantle, completely covering all the wood like a “pine blanket”, but this year we tried to make it slightly more “sophisticated”.
I started with about 12 feet of nylon rope….enought to gently drape over the top of the mantle and down about 4 feet on either side.
Then I just wired small bundles of branches to the rope with floral paddle wire…..
If all the little branches are about the same length (10 to 12 inches) it only takes about 30 minutes to finish a 12 foot garland.
I know this is kind of a familiar theme with us….so just bear with us because we had A LOT of pine branches stacked up in the garage and we will use every last one.
How great does this look? Slithering across our mantle like an albino python hanging loosely over Brittany Spears’ shoulders…….Sort of.
I used thumbtacks to keep it in place…
The stockings we made last year with Navajo fabric scraps and are held up with thumbtacks too.
…there’s one for all 3 of us.
Gotta run, our house will be filled with good friends and even better cocktails in just a few hours….
Merry Christmas, Y’all!