I found this garland idea at Susan Branch's blog and just had to make one for our mantel.
For the "Merry Christmas" banner, I used red cardstock, cut into rectangles, along with white sticker letters from Michael's. I fed baker's twine through the punched holes, added 3 ornaments to the center - so easy!
Then I used red fluffy garland strung with various Christmas balls. And lastly a string of red beads completed my three garlands.
I'm really excited about the look. My fireplace decorations are now complete, just in time for ~
Do you think I could keep my decorations up through January without seeming a little eccentric?!