Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Mantel

For all the fabric lovers and fabric hoarders, this is a great way to use scraps to make holiday crafts that coordinate with your home. Last year I made some fabric Christmas trees and stockings and there is a link to some great instructions on that post.

Mantels

The smaller ones are made from empty spools of thread and the larger ones are made from pellon from the workroom.

Christmas trees

I wanted to bring in some non traditional colors so I used a fun fringe on the stockings.

Christmas stockings

 
 
 
Next year I’m thinking about a mantle scarf. This one is really
pretty but I’ll probably attach a fringe to the edge.
 
 
 
 
 

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Goldendoodle

Happy 4th Birthday to my sweet Zoe !

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14 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, I forgot about your fabric trees, Tammy! And, I remember now that I wanted to try them, especially with all the fabric I have on hand. Maybe I'll see if I can't do one or two this year. Love the stockings!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Oh my, I have to say that all you fabric buffs are alike! haha My seamstress does the same thing!! EVERYTHING can be made out of fabric.

Katherine Hawkins said...

I love all of your fabric ideas for the holiday mantle, but I must admit that the fabric trees are the best... especially the "windowpane" pattern with beads & loopy trim... thanks for the great inspiration!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

I love using fabric to make my holiday decor work with the room. I never thought about using spools--great idea. I'm kinda loving that mantel scarf too.

Karena said...

Tammy those trees are so special and elegant! I love them!!

Our Friend Vicki from French Essence has offered her duo of books to 2 winners!

We are on our 5th day of Holiday Giveaways with 4 events being open! I hope you will visit!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Marcia said...

Tammy this is gorgeous. I love all the fringe, so festive, and the colors too.
Happy birthday to Zoe. :)

Shelia said...

Your mantel is so pretty! I love those fabric trees and creative you are! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

traci zeller designs said...

So pretty ... and look at that sweet doggie! Love that!! It's probably a good thing that I can't sew or I would be a crazy person making stuff for my house!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I totally remember your fabric trees--I may have featured them! Your mantel looks wonderful.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a smart way to reuse fabric scraps. Love it! Happy birthday Zoe and thank you for entering my giveaway. Good luck!

Mrs Aussie said...

I just wanted to let you know i love your Christmas mantel that i have added your tutorial to my blog

http://ourlittlenestonthelake.blogspot.com/

happy holidays

Karena said...

Tammy I had to return and look at the darling doggie sweater!!

The 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a special offering right now!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Your mantle is beautiful and the trees are great too!!

ladygusa said...

Beautiful, so creative, even Zoe looks cool. G

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