December 4, 2011

Simple Holiday Mantel



I wanted a simple mantel this year....
This was easy, cheap and it's all recycled.




I rescued these lovely windows last week...






These are my recycled peanut butter jars.

At the top of the windows I placed a bronze iron picture topper.
(it's hard to see against the brown frame)



The wreath was a tag sale find. It's just a whole bunch of vines wrapped around in a thick circle.

I wanted to add a little holiday accent to the glass in the windows...



Using my cricut I printed out stars on sticky vinyl.
Placed them on alternating glass openings then sprayed them with Rustoleum Frosted Glass Spray.
I removed the sticky stars and .... I have decorative glass.


Behind the glass I placed a couple of electric window candles.



I embellished the ledge with natural tree clippings from my yard and a few old gold ornaments to add a bit of glitter.






A simple "recycled" holiday mantel.


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22 comments :

Mandy said...

Love the mantel!!! The jars are fabulous...great look!!!

Laurel said...

Looks great...love the look :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

That is darling. Looks like a PB add! I would love to share on my fb page =) Merry Xmas.

Debbie refreshrestyle said...

Love your look! Saw you on FB.
Debbie

Pamela said...

OMG you mantel is simple but go so gorgeous! I love it! Thanx for coming over to party and providing a link back! Happy Holidays!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I LOVE your simple mantel. It makes such a statement. Found you at Pam's mantel party and am following. Can't wait to see more of your work.

Bella Vista said...

Wow, what a wonderful job and so clever. It is lovely!!

Barb

HeartVintageDesign said...

Looks great!

Space 46 said...

Gorgeous! I love everything whites!

Annie said...
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Annie said...

Comfy, cozy mantel! Found you over At Home with K

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Your mantel is sparkling with charm. I love the effect of the jar lanterns.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

Melanie @ Mailbox Journey said...

This is my first time here and I went thru the House Tour page and I must say, I think I fell in love with your home.

Sherri said...

Simple elegance! I'm all about re-using jars and love yours. Charming and cozy.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Your simple, recycled mantel is quite elegant. I love holiday mantels like this. I'm not big for over the top holiday decorating, simple makes my home feel warm, welcoming and calming. Very nice decorating. Like the recycled old peanut butter jars, great idea. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jennifer for having me over. Melissa from The Inspired Tour, suggested that I visit. I am currently rewriting my letter to Santa. It now states: Dear Santa, I have attempted to be a very good girls this year. May I have a home 1/2 of the size of Jennifer's but just as lovely and charming. Thank you...Susie Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday, Jennifer.

Anonymous said...

oops...that was Melissa from The Inspired Room on Christmas Home Tours. See what happens when my breath is taken away, no air to the brain and my fingers on on their own...lol.

Jen Gilday said...

Love your mantel decor. So simple and so classic.

Love it!
Jen
athomeinthenorthwest.blogspot.com

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Holly, I think your mantel looks nice! Low cost still delivers big Wow! I like the window with the frosted stars and the natural elements! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share.

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

Your mantel is simply beautiful!! Your newest follower!!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I love the thriftiness of your mantel! Great job using so many Free items! Love it!
I featured your mantel on this week's Terrific Under Ten Tuesday!
http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2011/12/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-42.html
I realized I wasn't a follower yet, now I am. :)

Barb said...

Love all your recycled elements - very inspiring!

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