CHRISTMAS MANTLE {2013} - Dimples and Tangles

CHRISTMAS MANTLE {2013}


This is the simplest Christmas mantle I've ever done, and it turned out to be one of my favorites!


Since the metal tray wreath is so large, I didn't want too much stuff on the mantle competing with it.  And, after living with it plain for a while, I finally came up with some embellishments that I liked...polka dots, greenery, and ornaments strung together.


I checked off a project I've been wanting to try...glittered feathers!  It was so easy!  I applied mod-podge with a foam brush to the areas where I wanted the glitter, and then sprinkled on extra fine gold glitter and tapped off the excess.  I love the extra touch of glam.


Thanks to My Fabuless Life who shared this free printable that I framed.  Chevron + Metallic - what could be better?


I know!  Sparkly ornaments.  That might be better.



Night time glow...



So, my mantle is done, now to get the rest of my house in shape!  


Happy to be linking up with Our Fifth House and Ten June for the Merry Mantle Party!
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36 comments

  1. This is so unique, Jennifer! That amazing wreath makes the mantle and must have been a fun project to work on and the feathers definitely lend a glam touch to the look. Gorgeous large sparkling ornament !

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  2. It's just awesome! I never noticed before how perfect your brick is. It sure makes everything pop!

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  3. I will be doing the glitter feathers. My two favorite things in this world...glitter and feathers!! Perfect!! Your mantle is beyond fabulous!! In love!

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  4. You had me at polka dots. :) It looks amazing!!

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  5. Girl! You know how to get your sparkle on! Love it and of course I love the disco ball ornaments :) xo Kristin

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  6. So fun, love the whimsical polka dots with the bling!! Still can't believe your creative wreath from the $ Store, crazy creative, my friend!

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  7. I'm still wowed by that wreath. You are so creative!!! Love it! Also the tiny disco ball ornaments, so fun!

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  8. Love the polka-dotted bow! Creative idea for a wreath. So pretty!

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  9. What a creative person you are! Love your work, home, and blog! Please check out mine - with a bit of scandinavian twist.
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  10. It is so different and so pretty!

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  11. So stinking creative!! Great job. Love the wreath:)

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  12. I absolutely love your silver tray project and it is SO beautiful lit on your mantel. LOVE!

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  13. What a creative and pretty wreath!

    Cynthia

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  14. LOVE! i just love those black and gold feathers!

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  15. That wreath is beyond amazing! Such a great way to get a large scale for little $$!!

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  16. The wreath is awesome, and I love polka dots, so the bow is a win for me!! Looks great Jennifer!!

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  17. Loooove this Jennifer. Love the tray wreath and the jeweled ball! So so pretty.

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  18. So, so pretty. Love the shine of the wreath and I think you hit the perfect note - it doesn't look all alone up there but it totally stands out as the focus item!

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  19. I love that wreath! I saw it on Instagram or fb or somewhere and thought it was fabulous! You mantel is dreamy and I have to glitter some feathers now!

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  20. Oh my gosh I LOVE that framed printable and ornaments!!! Nice job!

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  21. Your mantel is stunning! I'm simply dying over your wreath!

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  22. super creative! where did you get that gorgeous black and gold picture frame?! love it!

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    1. Thank you! That was a thrift store frame! The black part was originally creamy with gold splatters on it...ugh!

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    2. Jennifer can you please tell me how you painted the black part of the frame? I have 4 of these exact frames that I got at goodwill and I'm scared to paint them!

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  23. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! And I love seeing my prints in action! Thanks for sharing!!

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  24. Love, love, LOVE! What an impact that wreath makes! And I love the black and white ribbon - accents like that are really resonating with me this year!

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  25. Your accessorizing is perfect, it's just enough! Your tray wreath definitely steals the show!

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  26. Look at that pretty wreath, so creative!!!!!

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  28. How have I not 'met' you before ? Gah! Love everything here...xo

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  29. The metal tray wreath is awesome and I love all the black and white touches as well. You have a beautiful home!

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  30. Need some help here. I have tried several times to get my trays to adhere to make this wreath. The hot glue worked for a brief time but they started falling apart. I reglued them again with the hot glue. I tried Monster glue epoxy and it was worthless. I have all of these trays and can't seem to find a product that will hold them together. Can anyone offer any advice?

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    1. Hello, I'm sorry you're having a hard time with this project. I also found that I had to be extremely careful with the wreath or the trays would pop apart. As I suggested in the tutorial post for this project, if I were doing this project again I would cut out a piece of cardboard in my wreath shape to use as a base, and then glue the trays to that. With the bottom layer of trays secured to the cardboard, it should be stable enough that once the top layers are added on they won't pop apart. I hope that suggestion helps! :) If you missed the tutorial post, it can be found here: http://www.dimplesandtangles.com/2013/11/dollar-tree-metal-serving-tray-wreath.html

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