How To Make A Mantel Garland
How do you make a mantel garland? I was at my friend Mary’s beautiful home (Life At Bella Terra), and I was so excited to decorate your mantel with just 2 items!
Mary has a beautiful historic home in Phoenix, AZ. She has renovated this amazing and beautiful 2 acre property. She has several fireplaces and one of our projects was to decorate one of her mantels in her home. This mantel was the one I decorated and it is in her library.
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I told her I was going to decorate it with coffee filters and a strand of lights. I don’t think they really believed me, but I really meant it. I joked and called it my MacGyver mantel garland. This is a standing joke because Mary once said I could make a coffee table out of a car engine. I told her since my dad owns a body shop, I probably really could do that and told her how.
I started by laying a strand of lights across the mantel.
If you’re worried about the strand of lights staying on, you can see my post here on how I do it.
I pressed in the center of the coffee filter, and twisted the bottom like in the picture. I placed the coffee filter in between the wiring. I continued doing this all the way across the mantel and down the sides. On top I filled in extra filters around to fill in the space.
Andrea from Design Morsels helped me with the sides (thanks Andrea).
Here’s the whole project! It only took 1 package of coffee filters, one strand of lights, took me approximately 45 minutes, and cost $3.
What I love about this project is that it can be left up all winter long.
While I was decorating my mantel, other bloggers were decorating other mantels in Mary’s home. Barbara from Mantel & Table created this beautiful mantel in Mary’s art studio.
Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate created these 2 mantels. The first one was in Mary’s living room, and the 2nd one was on Mary’s back patio.
It was so fun being with such creative ladies, and in a beautiful home! I learned so much from all of them, and can’t wait to bring you some more content we created while we were together!
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Chas, It’s hard to believe you can make something so magical with two items! This garland is like having a ballerina’s tutu glowing on the mantel. You are so creative and it was such a pleasure having you here at my home! Merry Christmas, my sweet friend.
all of the mantels are beautiful especially yours
You are just so very sweet Faith, thank you
Thank you so very much Mary, it was so fun to make at your lovely home. Can’t wait to create more fun things with you friend.
You have such Wonderful ideas. I love you mantel. Who would ever
have thought you could make a wreath and decorate a mantel with coffee filters. You have so many different ideas.
I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas and a
Safe & Healthy New year.?⛄️
Thank you so much for the kind words Carol. I’m so glad to hear you like my crazy creations 🙂 Merry Christmas and sending hugs to you friend.
Looks amazing❤️. Videos are awesome. Thanks
You are so very sweet, thank you!
Chas, you are so amazingly creative! If someone would have told me they were going to make a mantel garland from coffee filters and a string of lights, I think I would have bee skeptical. But here it is and it looks beautiful!
Thank you so much Kim, you are so very sweet.
This is so pretty, Chas. It’s amazing how you took such simple items and made them into something so magical. I’ve featured it at the TFT party. 🙂
Thank you so much Pam, and thank you for the feature. I’ll see you today at the next party.