Christmas 2016: Staircase Ornament Garland, Mantel, & Hearth

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…around here anyway…haha. 🙂  I have again started to decorate for Christmas way earlier than most probably do, but, I have found that it takes me quite a while to get everything into its place and all prettied up.  In addition, my Dad who will be here for Thanksgiving, love, love, loves Christmas decorations, so I wanted to get them up for him–And one of our daughters and her beau will be on a cruise over Christmas and we are going to celebrate Christmas with them on Thanksgiving–all good reasons to decorate a wee bit early this year. 😉   I started working on the staircase bannister today—actually, Chris started working on it before I did…by the time I even opened up one of my peepers this morning, he had attached the garland that we had put together last year, all I had to do was a bit of tweaking and adding of big, beautiful bows.  I wrote a long blog about the process that we went through last year, so I will link that here, but, before I give you that link, here are a few pictures of the finished project–We didn’t change a thing from last year’s creation:


Here’s that link:

Staircase Pine and Ornament Garland

Another link from last year, because I did have to teach myself how to make those big bows:

Big, Beautiful, Christmas Bows

I’ve also created a little video tutorial of sorts and along with my blog explanations, if you’d ever want to try something like this, it should be a snap for you. 🙂  In this video, I also show you how I decorated up my mantel, hearth, and credenza today.  Here is my blog post from last year giving you all of those particulars–I didn’t really do too much differently this year…If it ain’t broke don’t fix it and all of that huh? 😉 😉  And before I give you that link, here are today’s mantel and hearth creations:




IMG_0747.jpgHere is the link to last year’s blog post where I explain all about the mantel and hearth:

Mantel & Hearth

And last but not least, here is a link to my YouTube Video Tutorial that I created today (11/10/16):

Christmas 2016: Pine & Ornament Garland, Mantel, & Hearth Decor

Until next time, y’all take good care!! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes, only unique creations**

~Arlynn ❤



6 thoughts on “Christmas 2016: Staircase Ornament Garland, Mantel, & Hearth

  1. Tina Marie chauvin

    I just watched your home tour’s..I can’t tell you how breathe taking your videos are.. very beautiful home and you just have everything in a perfect spot..god bless you Arlynn you are so talented..I just started to watch you a few nights ago..I’m so glad I found your videos..I love your dog’s..I have four myself…I love your table pattern…it’s beautiful.. thanks again for sharing..I went to hobby lobby and Michaels craft store they don’t have the 18 inch can I make that snowman wreath..any ideas?

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    1. Hi Tina! Thank you so, so much for all of your kind words!! You’ve touched my heart of hearts. 🙂 ❤️ Regarding the burlap runner, I’ve always found it in the same row where they keep the Craft ribbon and deco mesh in Hobby Lobby. I found some on just now. I’m not sure if the following link will work for you but, if it doesn’t just go to their site and type “natural burlap” into the search box (you are looking for 18″ x 15′) . I’m excited that you are going to try to make that snowman wreath, I am sure it is going to turn out wonderfully well . 🙂

      Here’s that link:


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