I used a wide, sparkly red ribbon and wove it around the mantle, almost like a garland. The big spool of ribbon was from Hobby Lobby's after-Christmas sale. Originally $9.99, I snagged it for about $2.50. WIN!
The hearts in the clear hurricane were found at Target's dollar section.
Red, glittery twiggy things (yes that iss their technical name) were more after-Christmas finds from Hobby Lobby and Walmart. They were only .25-.50 each.
This is the right side of the mantle.
Be jealous of my mad photography skills. Blurry and dark is the new bright and clear.
The big round thing is a serving platter. Allegedly. In our house it is a big round mantle decoration to add height. $2.50 at Target. My vintage milk glass has more of the freakishly cheap Christmas leftovers.
My Willow Tree family is always on the mantle.
What is that behind them? Why a box of firestarters. Nothing says "I'm good at decorating" like random crap sitting around.
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