Friday, December 3, 2010

The Christmas Mantel - Felt Snowflake Garland

a close-up of the felt snowflake garland
not the best shot with the reflection from the mirror...
i had to hang it quickly though... little people were starting to climb on the step ladder.

tutorial & templates via my cute stamps :: found via creature comforts

cutting out the snowflakes was a little tedious... the "stiff felt" gave my scissors a workout.  but it was worth it!

i tried using my cricut, but the blade wasn't sharp enough. i'm sure there's a way to get it to work but, being a cricut novice, i need to do more trial and error.

and these little self-stick gems made the "bling" application very easy.

during the day

and at night!

And I finally "found" a stand for the ruffled tree amongst some of my fall decor. 

From this...

To this...

So the Mantel is complete...

Just need to finish decorating the tree, finish shopping, bake & decorate gingerbread cookies and wrap presents. 

Ay yay yay!

Have a TERRIFIC weekend!!!

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