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     KQ Holiday Mantel - Red Green Silver

 



Above: The fireplace and mantel are adorned with red, green and silver decorations.

 

Mantel Ledge Decor
1 16 inch clear glass apothecary jar

2 17 inch clear glass apothecary jars
1 23 inch clear glass apothecary jar
1 27 inch emerald green vintage art glass decanter
1 10 inch emerald green vintage bowl
100 feet silver metallic strung beads
100 feet red metallic strung beads
100 feet green metallic strung beads
150 feet pearlized strung beads
12 1 inch red metallic ornaments
6 2 inch red metallic ornaments
6 2 inch red glitter ornaments
12 3 inch red metallic ornaments
6 3 inch green metallic ornaments

12 1 1/2 inch silver metallic ornaments
12 2 inch silver metallic ornaments
6 3 inch silver metallic ornaments
6 3 inch silver glitter ornaments
6 3 1/2 inch custom beaded ornaments

Holiday Garland
2 9 foot artificial pine garlands
1 string of 100 red led mini lights
12 2 inch red metallic ornaments
12 3 inch red metallic ornaments
6 1 inch green metallic ornaments
12 2 inch green metallic ornaments
12 3 inch green metallic ornaments

6 1 1/2 inch silver metallic ornaments
6 2 inch silver metallic ornaments
6 3 inch silver metallic ornaments
6 specialty metallic ornaments

Tools and Supplies
wire cutters
craft wire

3 2 inch drywall screws
electric drill with screwdriver bit
museum putty

small hot glue gun and glue sticks



The largest and tallest clear glass apothecary has been filled with 2 and 3 inch silver metallic and glitter ornaments.


The two 17 inch clear glass apothecary jars were layered with a combination of strung beads and ornaments.
To begin, layer strung beads at the bottom of the jar.  Add a layer of ornaments.  Add more strung beads.
Continue layering ornaments and strung beads until the jar is full.


Above: The 16 inch clear glass apothecary jar has been filled with all red metallic ornaments.


Above: Using a hot glue gun, pearlized strung beads have been affixed to 3 inch silver metallic ornaments.
The ornaments have been placed in a vintage emerald green glass bowl.


Above: A mid-century Italian art glass decanter creates a striking contrast to the clear glass apothecary jars.
Museum putty has been placed on the bottom of the decanter to help keep the decanter in place on the mantel
and the teardrop stopper also benefits from museum putty to hold it securely in the decanter.


Above: Two 9 foot artificial pine garlands were wired together to create one thick lush garland.  The garland was then
wired with a string of 100 red LED mini lights.  Ornaments in various sizes were affixed with craft wire to the garland
branches.  The garland hangs across the mantel, held in place at each end and in the center with drywall screws
in the wallboard.



Above: This vignette shows the large "silver" apothecary next to the second 17 inch apothecary layered with strung beads
and glitter ornaments.



Above: Another view of the mantel decor and holiday garland.


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