Scenes From A Mantel

Small Cypress Trees (picked up at The Home Depot for $19.99 each) are dropped into aged terracotta pots and perched on top of decorative gifts and surrounded by other small treasures.

A cork collection is strung together to create a unique garland. To make this, I inserted small eye screws into both ends of each cork and tied them all together with jute.

Empty boxes are wrapped to look just as good as the real thing - these give my mantel arrangement height. Walnuts - sprayed with gold paint - and styrofoam balls wrapped with yarn all help to fill in the spaces and add interest.

We’re listening to our holiday favorites today.

Comments (2):

  1. Sara

    December 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Making the cork garland! Always looking for things to do with corks, bringing it as a NYE gift too

    • camilla

      December 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Sara – That’s perfect! Feel free to email me a photo of the finished piece if you like – I will share it with my readers 🙂 Take Care, C

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