How many of you have started decorating for Christmas? This year it seems like a lot more people than just bloggers are decorating earlier than ever before. I get it. In a year where nothing is normal, you might as well do what makes you happy! With that in mind I started a little earlier than usual myself. Today I’m sharing my glitzy reindeer banner with you.
You know, just in case you need a little inspiration.
This year I started in my living room. Put the tree up. Decorated the shelves. Everything was rocking right along, until I started on my fireplace mantle.
I ran into a big brick wall and it took forever for me to figure out why!
In my head it was going to be this really fun, glamorous, multi-colored fun fest.
But when the dust settled, I realized that I was fighting where the decor was telling me to go.
I hung several banners off the mantle.
A big, beautiful red pom pom banner and a white pom pom, tassel banner with wooden beads.
It just needed something extra.
I searched on-line and in stores for something that I loved to add to the mantle, but came up with zilch.
Then I remembered this pack of reindeer that I picked up a few months ago at the Dollar Tree.
Paint the reindeer gold.
Paint your reindeer with a healthy coat of Mod Podge.
Really any glue would work, I just had this on hand.
Give your glue coated reindeer a generous sprinkle of glitter.
String and hang your glitzy reindeer banner.
I figured I had enough bling on the reindeer so I strung my reindeer on twine.
Once I had it on the twine, I simply hung it above the existing banners on the fireplace.
Once my glitzy reindeer were hung the rest of the mantle fell into place!
I love it!
Another bonus was that it only cost me $1.00 and about an hour of time total.
I still have a few more things to add to finish up my Christmas Fireplace Mantle.
But it’s mostly just sprucing it up and fluffing it here and there.
I love the simplicity of it compared to years past.
I know I say this every year, but this may be my favorite Christmas mantle ever.
And all because of a $1.00 glitzy reindeer banner!
Until next time…..