Liza Greis

Do-it-yourself projects and Home Decor

Christmas Mantel 2015

I was invited by Jen from House of Wood to join her mantel blog hop. I have loved seeing all of the other blogger’s mantels so far.

I think I am the last blogger to decorate for Christmas. I don’t know why I drag my feet every year because I really do love Christmas. It is probably because I am always neck deep in other projects and I keep thinking “when this next project is done I will decorate…” But there is always another project :)




This is the first time decorating my mantel for Christmas since I gave it a mini makeover. I am loving the barn wood top I added with all the greenery!




This was my first time trying the tracing chalkboard trick. Normally I free hand things but I doubted my ability to draw the perfect deer.




I use this chalkboard to cover up our TV when it is not in use. I needed something light weight and easy to pop up and down. I spray painted a foam core board with chalkboard paint. It is perfect!




Now I just need to tackle decorating the rest of the house…..




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  1. Shelley says

    I love your mantel! It is just my style. I was wondering if those little trees are real. If not, where did you find them?

  2. marcia carroll says

    What the frame? Is it mounted to the wall around the TV ? Did you draw it on the foam board? If I can get that part figured out, Im going to do my hide the tv trick.


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