The mantle/fireplace in our living room has always been a trouble spot for me. Here is a picture of how I decorated for Christmas a few years ago, before kids.
It becomes a blank slate once the Christmas decorations come down. I do have a hexagon mirror now that I LOVE. It needed something centered inside the patterned brick. Other than the permanent mirror, I didn’t know what to do with the area.
Enter Pinterest. I found this idea and thought, that looks great! I can do that! Even though I am not a fan of plastic flowers, I’m sure it will look so tremendously awesome that I won’t even mind. My mom had gifted me flameless candles for Christmas and they will be perfect with this setup.
I went to Hobby Lobby. I consulted my Pinterest picture, meticulously choosing greenery and fake flowers as closely as I could to the original. $75 and three giant bags later, I returned home. And left the bags in my trunk for three days. That was the first sign of impending doom, I wasn’t even excited to try them out. Finally I brought them upstairs and assembled them on the mantle and this was the result.
Womp womp. Light fluffy Spanish moss turned into wilted sea weed.
I added a few other sprigs of greenery that I bought in attempt to lighten it up. It looked a little better but extra greenery = extra dust = I’m not excited. I think the darker brick added to the dullness.
The greenery went back to Hobby Lobby and most of my money was returned. Needless to say, I won’t be shopping there again because their customer service is terrible.
Check back tomorrow to see my next attempts!