About this Project

An empty mantel is the perfect opportunity to add holiday cheer. Set the stage for Santa's arrival with these simple tips from the A.C. Moore Craftologists.

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    Choose a theme and focal piece for your mantelscape. Use a combination of organic and geometric shapes, interesting textures and a variety of sizes.

    Make holiday decorating a joyous occasion with a handmade wreath featuring a wood-stained fairy garden message.

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    Choose pairs of similar items (like trees, lanterns or candleholders) and group them separately to create balance. You'll have a tree-mendous time decorating for the holidays with these paint poured cone trees from the A.C. Moore Craftologists.

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    Taller pieces should flank the outer edges of the mantel, while smaller decorations fill the space under your focal point.

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    Create personalized stocking holders to hold your craft stash from Santa! The A.C. Moore Craftologists decorated wood letters with glitter and Mod Podge. Get the full instructions here.
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    Christmas is kinda a BIG deal around here! Master your mantel with a gorgeous oversized garland using craft foam and tinsel pom-poms.
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    Use candle holders in various sizes to create height and interest on your mantel. Hide holiday light wires using decorative objects and greenery.
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    Set the scene for the season with a frosted wintry village using votives in various heights. Use uberfrost spray paint to add an an icy layer to your design. Get the full instructions from the A.C. Moore Craftologists here.