I have a confession to make. I'm a tweaker. Not a drug tweaker, but a home decor tweaker. I can't let things be.
Exhibit number one: My Mantel
I decided it needed some lights. And the candles needed something.
I added these snowflake lights that I've had for probably about 20 years. And they still work.
Yesterday I saw what Beth over at Stories from A to Z did to the candles for her mantel. She added some bling. I saw it & went "My candles need some bling".
So that is what I did. I first added a strip of burlap & then attached some sparkly rhinestone snowflake pins for the bling.
Love it!!! Thanks Beth for the idea. Don't worry, I told her I was going to steal her idea. And she gave me the "thumbs up".
I am now much happier with my mantel.
Plus I had a chance to take photos with the candles all lit up.
I didn't have time to do that yesterday before posting my mantel for Layla's mantel party.
I'm such a procrastinator.
Too bad as I like my mantel better all lit up.
Can you believe I've had these snowflake lights for 20 years? I've only lost 1 snowflake in all that time. But then, I only had one child, who never got into anything. I never had to child proof my home. And he was 7 when I got these.
And quite a few of you told me that you love my book page wreath.
And asked if I made it. The answer is "yes".
I made it back in April. You can see how I did it here. Pretty easy.
I guess since I am almost out of photos. I better shut up.
I hope you didn't mind me stretching out my mantel photos for two days. But I had to share the changes. I can't help myself.
If you missed my first version, you can see it here. Pretty much the same, just minus the lights and the candle bling.
Now if you haven't already, be sure to hop on over to Layla's and check out all the other Christmas mantels. There are some really good ones.
I may just have to add my "revised" mantel to the list.