So to refresh your mantel you must first ask yourself what can I fit on my mantel? Well, my mantel is very small but I knew I wanted something homey but also something that fit with the rest of my living room.
I headed to Target dollar spot where I purchased these tiny homes. I believe they were actually about $2-$3. They were super cute and even lit up. I grabbed a handful of those five to be exact. Next, I headed to my local Hobby Lobby where I found the cutest cake stands. My friend Gabi actually gave me the idea to sit some of the homes on cake stands which I absolutely love so much. I would have never thought to use a cake stand but the tiny homes fit perfectly and the cake stands only cost me a few bucks. I also accidentally ran upon a little decorative sign that was only $2 as well and snagged it. I envisioned this in the center of mantel amongst the tiny house and the cake stands. Lastly, I headed to a local Michels craft store where I found a $9 garland to give my mantel a pop of color. The garland was a little long so I cut each side and wrapped the rest around the bars of my mantel. I liked this look a lot. It reminded me of the beautiful brick homes in new york city with the green like vine in between the bricks. I believe they call it Ivy. To top off my refresh I added a white pom pom garland in between everything. I can’t lie I totally used this for Christmas but it was too cute and reusable to pack away I had too.