Remember when I mentioned that I was tired of my old, worn out decorations and that I was going to plan a red & white theme this year?
The following is something similar I saw this past fall that started my wheels turning ....
Isn't it sweet?!
No more heavy, chunky stocking holders on our mantel while we have little ones in the house. Last Christmas morning, a sweet, little neighbor boy ended up in the ER getting his head stitched up after having one fall down and clock him in the head. His scar gave me a better appreciation for my husband's warnings from previous years...."They are going to kill somebody!"
Okay. I'm going to "use the P. word" as my friend Tiffany commented a bit back (and had me laughing out loud)... Another Pinterest idea.
The original idea suggested using them to dress up a plain window. I just switched the focus onto our mantel.
I found the large, shatter proof ornaments at Hobby Lobby (six pack for $11.00 then had a 50% off coupon) and the ribbon came from there as well. ($1.50 for the sale price on ribbon.) I recycled my old garland from outside, and the hooks to hold up the garland came from the garage. So this whole project came in under $10!!
Ummm...can you tell how much I was shooting for "simple" in my decorations this year?
Oh! And our stockings? We will hang them on the staircase banister with care this year :)