Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Mantel with Lattice Christmas Trees

I had this huge sheet of lattice... you know the big sheet you buy from Lowe's... that we had been using in my mom's antique booth/my art space!

However...

we didn't need it anymore.  So, I brought it home wondering...

what am I going to do with a sheet of lattice?

It was around the same time I had been thinking about my Christmas Mantel and had no clue what to do this year.

And then the light bulb went off in my head and I came up with...

Lattice Christmas Trees!

So… here is my latest Christmas Creation for this year’s

Christmas Mantel!

Lattice Christmas Trees

All I did was take my big sheet of lattice and find the shapes I wanted & marked them out with pencil. 

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I suggest that you either staple or glue the parts of the lattice

that are not stapled together… 

If you don’t… it will all fall apart as you cut it and you may lose the pattern! 

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And just remember that you have to cut through it… so watch out for any metal from the staples and cut around them!  I used a jigsaw to cut my triangle shapes out.  I cut different size triangles.  Next… I would glue to together my shapes… back to back… and glue a strip to the bottom of the triangle to finish framing it.

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Then,

I chose to stack them and glue them…

one on top of the other… to make it look like a tree.

Here is the rest of the my Christmas Mantel…

Christmas Mantel 2014 (a)

I simple propped the Lattice Christmas Trees on some stacked cut wood rounds that I have used on several of my mantel displays and leaned them against the wall.

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Lights were strung up behind them to highlight their diamond shapes more…

and to make it look really Christmas-y!!

It’s like having my own little Woodland Christmas Tree Forest!

Christmas Mantel 2014 (b)

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I saw these CUTE tall plaid reindeer at Target today for $15 each

(but didn’t buy Sad smile).

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Thought they would look cute standing by the Lattice Trees!

Christmas Mantel

Hope you enjoyed my Christmas Mantel 2014

with

Lattice Christmas Trees!

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Luke 2:1-20

Links to all my Seasonal Mantel Displays can be found HERE.

Linking to:

(12 Days of Christmas Party)

Songbird: Christmas Mantels

Remodelaholic:  Homemade Christmas 

 

6 comments:

  1. You are so clever and creative! I love these trees, especially the greens you used! Your mantel always looks so festive! I have mantel-envy. Although that really sounds like a disorder, doesn't it? I'll just say instead I wish I had a mantel and that you lived next door so we could do our mantels together. Hehehehe

    XOXO

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  2. What a clever and creative way to make awesome trees!!! I have no mantle, so I'm going to pretend your mantel is mine :)

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    1. Go right ahead Farm Quilter... there's plenty of mantel for everyone!! lol! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Mindy... had fun creating it! Merry Christmas!

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