Baby It's Cold Outside Snowy Mantel

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Today I’m sharing my "Baby It's Cold Outside" Snowy Mantel and I love the way it turned out. If you know me by now, you know I love twinkly lights and all things sparkly, and I wanted to do something different this year with our mantel. So I took everything off and I don’t know if you noticed but I turned those old windows (that I found for $2 each) around to the white side.
Knowing that we are on a very tight budget this winter season I tried to think of how I could create this theme with the least amount of money too. Challenge on.
The foam board cost $1 and I painted on it and gave it a chalky look with white paint. (I’ll show you how below).

I wanted something that I could use before Christmas but once Christmas was over I could still grab hot cocoa and some board games and sit with family and friends and still love it.
So I pulled cedar greens from my tree out front and created the garland (which was free).
I pulled this shabby n chic white ornate chippy frame I had (I bought this years ago at a swap meet for $5 and I LOVE it and use it often. I wanted a chalk board look so on my trip to the Dollar Tree I bought the 3 Big Snowflakes and the chalk board like foam board for $1.
I hung one mason jar from wire and added one tiny snowflake and a votive candle. I also bought one pack of lights from Target for $2.99 to add to the garland.

I made the Bamboo Coastal Candle Holders in August for my husbands 50th birthday with Dollar Store Vases and leftover Reed we had so they cost me $1.00 each back them and I love how the neutral rustic look plays with my snowy mantel and chest. I added Epsom salt inside and then put the candles in for that wintery element. You can see the post on how to do that here too.
I love our mantel and the wintery white snowy feeling mixed with the twinkly lights.
This is the view from our Dining Room and I work in here all the time so I get a beautiful view from here. If you want to see the Glittery Birdhouse Ornaments or the Burlap Poinsettia Flowers you can here too.
Here is what I started with....Dollar Store Chalkboard like foam Board, Styrofoam balls, Dollar Store Snowflakes both large and small and the Dollar Store Candle Holders I made. Full tutorial on the blog so come on over.
How to make a chalkboard like print with paint is on the blog and this cost $1 to make.
We are loving it at night while we sit and snuggle by the fire, play games, and watch tv or dine in our dining room. Mantel

For the full tutorial on how to make the Chalkboard print, the snowballs and the bamboo coastal candle holders come over to the blog via link below.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day, Lisa with Lisa Walsh Huff Kroll
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