Happy holidays! I am super excited to share with you my Christmas mantel transformation. If you’re a follower of this blog then you might already know that I’m a bit of a Christmas freak? If you don’t then you should know I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! Okay, so that’s out-of-the-way. I wanted to transform my mantle into a wintry white scene and did so by making some super easy DIYs.
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Christmas mantel transformation for $50.00
Let’s begin by talking about the deer head. One of my lovely nieces made a trek to Hobby Lobby for me to pick up this little guy. He was on sale for $13.00. Score! I painted him white using some chalk paint and added a picture hanger to the back of him with some tiny brad nails.
Next, I purchased the eucalyptus from Joann’s. These are the most spendy items on the mantle at $15.00 for the pair. Don’t forget to use a coupon! I wrapped the stems in white satin ribbon I had on hand and hot glued a bow on the front. To attach it to the wall I made a loop out of string and sewed it to the back and hung it from some thumbtacks.
During Black Friday I found the bottle brush trees at Shopko for $5.00 total. Score! Make sure to find different sizes so it looks more interesting.
Can anyone say ETSY? That’s where I found these wonderful Putz houses. FOR $12.00!!!! Now, I’m going to be honest here and say that the price has risen to $18.29 for the houses but I believe that it’s still a steal. You do have to assemble them but it’s super easy with nothing more than a glue gun and some Christmas music for company. I used tracing paper to cover the windows and doors before assembly. This ships all the way from Lithuania so they may not get to you this Holiday season.
Last but not least are my DIY stockings and garland. Follow the tutorials here (stockings) and here (garland). These are so cute and super easy, really I’m not just saying it. I purchased the fabric for them at Joann’s for $5.00 for 2 yards. I had a coupon for 60% off. With that amount of fabric, I was able to make 2 stockings, an 8 ft long garland and have left over for “snow” on my mantel.
That’s a grand total of $50.00! Say waaaaa. I am super happy with the finished look. What do you think? Comment below. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t find the same prices. Almost everything will go on sale in the next week or so and USE COUPONS!!!!!