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 ❤