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.


  1. Sara  December 14, 2011

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

    • camilla  December 14, 2011

      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