I am excited to be teaming up with Cricut and Balsam Hill this holiday season to bring you a pretty and handmade Christmas mantel decorating idea!
I was given the task to use the Cricut Explore Air
and items sent by Balsam Hill in a palette of plum, cream, olive and gold.
I decided to start by layering two different mirrors to give interest. I like how the shapes play against each other. This is the mantel I made the faux brick backdrop on last year.
I used the faux greenery from Balsam Hill as a backdrop, and tucked gold stems for brightness randomly. I then hung my ornaments.
The ornaments were nice because they came in three boxes, completely coordinated for me which took out most of the guess work. 🙂
Then I started adding the handmade poinsettias I made with my Cricut Explore Air
They turned out so pretty and so sparkly! I can’t wait to share with you how to make them.
They add such a pretty,glittery touch with the gold ornaments. My favorite ornaments are the glass ones with the gold filigree.
I also made a few gold poinsettias too, but I really like the richness of the plum ones better.
On top of the mantel, I placed some gold geometric candle holders for my battery operated candles and added some handmade mistletoe embellishments that I made with the Cricut Explore Air
I used ornaments scattered on top of the mantel to add color and sparkle.
I made a mistletoe bundle with the Cricut to hang from the mirror. I wanted to keep it simple since the mantel was so busy, and really make the mantel the main focus.
I love the idea of being able to mix up handmade and ready made. I think it really personalizes decor, and let’s you really put yourself into it.