Christmas Mantel | collected + made

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Hello and welcome to to my mantel tour 2014!

I could not be more excited to have teamed up with 14 other knock-your-socks-off talented bloggers to put together a
little mantel eye candy for you.  No matter what your style or theme is, you will be sure to find some inspiration here!

Before you start looking for the fireplace, I will let you in on a little secret…
It’s on the other side of the room, and has a Christmas tree in front of it.  It’s a gas fireplace with a tile surround, and
I usually keep my tree in that spot, and since it’s more of a fantel (fake mantel) than a mantel, so well why not use something else?

So, I like to use my wall of bookcases along a long wall in our family room for my seasonal displays, collections, and
ever-changing gallery wall.

Plus, we have a 3 month old giant (and by this I mean GIANT and really active) lab puppy tearing everything up right now,
and a sweet grandbaby who is loving his independence and is now walking. So, up high everything goes for now!

I knew I wanted to use a mainly red and white theme this year, as in year’s past I have had a very colorful tree with lots
of hot pink, aqua etc… So this year, it’s a little more rustic/cabin retreat than it has been in the past.

Rustic Christmas Mantel #rustic #christmas #redandwhitechristmas #diy #hometour #bloggerhomes #twelveOeightblog

With some of my favorite crafts, collected things, and vintage finds mixed in.

twelveOeightblog Christmas Home Tour 2014 #Christmas #DIY #twelveOeightblog

My projects that became this year’s mantel are below & don’t forget to scroll down and see all
15 gorgeous mantels!!

Upcycled Embroidery Hoop Wreath twelveOeightdiy #diywreath #upcycle #sweaterwreath #embroideryhoop #twelveOeightblog

 Embroidery Hoop Wreath + Printable

How to make a Chalkboard Globe #chalkboardglobe #potterybarnknockoff #diyglobe #diychalkboard

 Chalkboard Globe + Printable

Buffalo Check Christmas Garland #garland #diy #Christmas #Buffalocheck #Rustic #twelveOeightblog

 Red + White Buffalo Check Light Garland

how to make yarn wrapped trees

Yarn Wrapped Trees

How to make a glitter house dollar store #glitterhouse #Christmas #diy

Glittered Christmas Village backdrops


To continue with the Mantel theme, I joined with 14 top bloggers in the Christmas Mantel Blog Hop!

I hope you take a minute to check out these beautiful Christmas Mantels:


Have fun! I know I have had a blast seeing what everyone is working on right now, aren’t they all wonderful??

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  1. I love those yarn wrapped trees! They are on my to do list for sure!!

  2. What a beautiful collection of Christmas treasures. I love the sweater hoop wreath!

  3. Beautiful Mantel, Tanya! Thanks again for joining the blog hop 🙂

  4. This is beautiful, I love all the red and white.

  5. I love the red and white yarn trees! I love all the mix of things you love and have created.

  6. What a beautiful fake mantel 🙂 I love the sweater embroidery hoop. Love the yarn trees too! Love it all!! Beautiful!!

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  8. Your mantel is so beautiful and I just LOVE the embroidery wreath! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Designs This Time! Enjoy your weekend!

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