A New Christmas Wreath and Mantel

Super Simple Christmas Wreath and Mantel

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas Holiday Tour! Today is day one of a themed tour where each participant selected a Twelve Days of Christmas theme to decorate around. Sounds fun, right?  My theme was Two Turtle Doves, so I think I had it pretty easy! Not sure about Eight Maids a Milking, but I know my friends can pull it off.

Here is my take on Two Turtle Doves with a new Christmas Wreath:

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

Those are turtle doves umkay? (Wink) A wreath was the first thing that came to mind when I was deciding how to interpret my theme. I think the birds look perfectly at home nestled in the center:

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

Making this was so simple! I started with several items that I could possibly use, but I only ended up using half of what I purchased:

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

The ornaments came from HL, the birds were a Michaels find, and I found the wreath at JoAnn Fabrics.

I also found the nest below at Michaels:
Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

I started by making the bow out of printed burlap ribbon I already had, but found at Michaels, and secured it to the wreath with floral wire.

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

Honestly I love the simplicity of this alone, but continued on to suit  the birds theme.

I added pieces of an old grapevine to add texture and a bit of a woodsy feel. Then I started to add my ornaments, securing everything with hot glue.

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

I continued to add more ornaments to either side until I was happy:

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

Then I added the nest and birds, trimming the tail feathers so they wouldn’t stick out too far at the back:

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

That’s it…probably the most simple Christmas wreath ever!

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

It rests perfectly against this old $2 estate sale window that I added metal grate to:

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I continued the theme on my mantel with the addition of these pretty glittery birdcages I found at Michaels:

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

My poor little elves from last year are trapped in them for now…just think of them as little elf dancers. 🙂

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

You might also notice my glass candle holders…they are left over from my Pottery Barn Knockoff Halloween Mantel, and are actually thrift store dessert dishes glued together top to bottom!

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

I decided to let them stay a while longer. You can also see the sweet music sheet birds my Secret Santa, Angie from Postcards from the Ridge, made for me:

Sheet Music Birds

They are the perfect addition to my mantel this year! You can see how she made them here.

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

My Sweater Stockings are also right at home hanging from the fireplace!

Sweater Stockings made from old sweaters.

I ended up adding a few dark red bows to the mantel garland. I had to add a tiny bit of color…

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

 

 

Christmas Wreath Tutorial and Mantel

 

Two Turtle Doves Christmas Wreath

Super Simple Christmas Wreath

And that’s my Twelve Days of Christmas “Two Turtle Doves” themed Wreath and mantel. Told you I had it pretty easy!

My friends will be sharing their themed décor all week. I’ve included their links below, so you can see how everyone interpreted their theme! I’ll be very interested in seeing how “Eight Maids a Milking” plays out. 🙂

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MONDAY December 1st

{Partridge in a Pear Tree}

Simply Fresh Vintage     Petticoat Junktion     Snazzy Little Things

{Two Turtle Doves}
Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer     Fresh Idea Studio

TUESDAY December 2nd

{Three French Hens}

Country Design Style    DIO Home Improvements    mommy is coocoo

{Four Calling Birds}

Artsy Chicks Rule     Sweet Pea

WEDNESDAY DEC 3rd

{Five Golden Rings}

House on the Way     DIY 180     Restoration Redoux

{Six Geese-a-Laying}

Postcards from the Ridge     Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

THURSDAY December 4th

{Seven Swans a Swimming}

Curb Alert!    Cupcakes and Crinoline

{Eight Maids a Milking}

Our Southern Home

FRIDAY December 5th

{Nine Ladies Dancing}

Better After    Rhapsody in Rooms

{Ten Lords a Leaping}

    The Endearing Home

SATURDAY December 6th

{Eleven Pipers Piping}

Refresh Restyle    Lilacs and Longhorns    Imparting Grace

{Twelve Drummers Drumming}

What Meegan Makes    Mrs. Hines Class

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Comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful, Christy! I love every single thing about your mantel including your pretty Two Turtle Doves wreath. I’m wanting to make a thrifted glass candle holder after seeing yours again.

  2. Sue Farmer says:

    Love your wreath and mantel, Wish I could make a bow look as good as you do!!

  3. Love your wreath Christy – the two turtle doves are adorable in their nest!

  4. Linda Petersen says:

    Gorgeous! Please do a book of your own this year!!
    XO

  5. I’m in love with your mantel Christy! Perfect for the dove theme! That window that you put your lovely wreath on took ot over the top! Great job!

  6. You always have great tutorials Christy! I love the birds from Angie too. The wreath is perfect and I love the window backdrop.

  7. This arrangement is absolutely perfect! Love it!

  8. It’s just beautiful Christy!! All of it!!! And yes, those are indeed turtle doves, lol!!!

    Nancy

  9. Christy,
    Your mantle is just gorgeous and perfect for the 12 Days theme. You sound like me. I always buy more than I need for a project and end up taking stuff back. Really like the layered look of the wreath! ~Christy

  10. I love your wreath and stockings! Everything is so elegant and pretty!

  11. This is awesome! Beautiful mantle and the wreath is lovely!

  12. Your mantel turned out so pretty! I’m so glad you like the paper birds! I saw in your favorite things post that birds are something you really like and hoped you would like these. Thanks for the inspiration (and the mention).

  13. Love those little birdies! You always have the cutest stuff!

  14. Christy..Your wreath is simply beautiful! A home run as always! And I’m loving the paper birds too! Merry Christmas!

    • Thanks, Wendi! I almost threw those sweet birds away! They were at the bottom of the box covered with tissue paper and I thought the tissue was just to line the box. Good thing Angie told me! XO

  15. Those two turtle doves are just the best! What a great wreath you’ve created, and a gorgeous mantelscape. Beautiful!

  16. Just stunning! I LOVE your sweater stockings too! If I hadn’t just spent an entire day making my family a set of new ones, I’d be tempted to try those!

  17. I adore your wreath. The whole mantel is so elegant and pretty. And you cracked me up calling your elves dancers…LOL.

  18. Love this wreath, it’s perfect and it looks so beautiful above your mantel!

  19. What a beautiful wreath and mantel! I love it! Those two turtle doves are so adorable all nestled in there!

  20. Gorgeous mantel, Christy! I love the two turtle doves wreath, sitting on that old window makes it even better!

  21. That wreath is gorgeous (it would work so perfect in my home) and umm well you know how much I adore those stockings~! You did such a beautiful job!

  22. Such a beautiful wreath and mantel, Christy!

  23. You are the wreath queen. 🙂

    -andi

  24. Christy, I have only been following you since summertime, however, I have truly enjoyed your style and creativity. I loved your bird wreath so much I made one for myself; not exactly like yours, no bulbs and I added an ice looking wreath on top of the green one. I love it. And your stockings are gorgeous; maybe I will try those next year. Thanks for all your wonderful posts with so many great ideas.

    • Your sweet comment made my day, Carole! Thank you! I’m thrilled to hear you were inspired to create a similar wreath. That’s the fun of making your own wreath, you can customize it any way you choose! XOXO

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