Time to get my mantel on for the month of January. Snowflakes are my current passion, so snowflakes it will be.
This is a quick and easy DIY, and reuses a couple of the items from the Christmas mantle. Saving a buck anywhere I can, people! The wreath was kept, as well as the candlesticks and filling. However, the candle itself was switched out with this beautiful blue, snowflake candle that I already owned.
Next, the mantel cloth was swapped out with a pretty one to match my theme. Some of you may be wondering why I always cover my mantel with a cloth. Well, because its downright ugly, boring brick. It’s one of those projects on my to do list that still needs to be tackled. In the meantime, a pretty cloth or piece of fabric works great. A few white feather boas from the dollar store were layered on top of the cloth to give a fluffy, snow like effect.
5 white snowflake florist clips, which I found on clearance for super doper cheap, were added to the boas.
Then, came the snowflakes which I wanted to give the illusion of falling snow. After scrounging around my decoration supplies, I found 3 different types of snowflake ornaments to hang with the fishing line and tacks.
Cut a piece of fishing line to your desired length. Tie a loop onto one end of the fishing line and tie the other end onto one of the snowflakes. Use a thumbtack to hang it from the ceiling.
Vary the levels and the depth of the snowflakes to give it a more realistic look. I love how the snowflakes sparkle and cast pretty shadows on the wall as the sunlight hits it.
This is a very simple, yet pretty mantel. The best part is that it only cost me $5.10. Woohoo! How do you decorate your mantel after Christmas? Do you use a winter theme? I would love to hear from you. Happy winter decorating!