By Katja Kromann

Dare to deck the halls: my Christmas mantel - snowflake garland

Dare to deck the halls: my Christmas mantel - snowflake garland
Deck the halls snowflake garland

This year I was in the mood or an all white mantel. Last year, I made a hand felted garland which was multi colored. This year, I put that garland on my tree. Instead I then made this paper snow flake garland for my mantel.

Deck the halls snowflake garland

This oversized snowflake punch is a new purchase this year and I am coming back later with another craft where I am using it as well.

I used fish line to string the snowflakes.

Deck the halls snowflake garland

I punched a hole in each flake.

Deck the halls snowflake garland

Then strung and hung them.

Deck the halls snowflake garland

They look so delicate from the fish line because it is barely visible.

Deck the halls snowflake garland

For the mantle I bought these two matte white ceramic houses at Crate & Barrel.

Deck the halls snowflake garland

I also bought those white wooden nut cracker ornaments. The white card stock trees in branch holders I made a while ago - also for the Dare to DIY series.

Deck the halls snowflake garland

I used my miniature Christmas trees from IKEA last year and outfitted them with feather boa garlands. On the mirror, I hung a feather wreath that I got 50% off at West Elm last year after Christmas.

And there you have it. My Christmas mantel 2013.

Last year, I also showed my mantel decorations for the Dare to DIY challenge. You can see it here:
Felted ball garland - 2012 Christmas mantel

Our fireplace is a DIY project. Read about it here:  Living room remodel - the entertainment center

I used some of my DIY clay mushrooms on my mantel last year.



Sharing with
Cassie at Primitive and Proper
Rachel at Maybe Mathilda
Michelle at Decor and the Dog
Kim at Newly Woodward

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And before you leave, I just wanted to mention that I will be back Wednesday with a collaboration of jingle bell ornaments.

Jingle mingle

With the ladies from these fabulous blogs, we posed this challenge to ourselves: Make a Christmas ornament using jingle bells. We are calling it a Jingle Mingle and we will show the ornaments that came out of that on Wednesday. I can't wait to see what the others made and to show you mine!

See you Wednesday!


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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and homeschooling mom to a teenager by day.

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