Large Stick Star Tutorial and Christmas Mantel 

Lucky for you and I, there are loads of bloggers from all over the nation today giving us ideas for how to dress our precious mantels for the season.

My mantel has been through many seasons of change, and the one thing I’ve learned from mantel decorating is to keep it as simple as possible, without being too dull.

So this Christmas I simply added some fresh looking garland, a few antique jars here and there, and a large stick star.

And of course the stockings. Of which I mixed and matched and sewed a couple more from hand towels, old sugar bags, linen and drop cloth.

I also placed an aqua jar with greenery on the side table to lead the eye smoothly to the aqua jars on the mantel surrounded by greenery.

If you want to make your own stick star, it really is the easiest thing – no husband or power tools needed!

Click below for my full post with tips!

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