I basically ended up reworking the items used in my winter tablescape for the mantel. I added a new Christmas tree and some gold boxes that I'd gotten from a shop's old retail display. I thought it was all lookin' pretty swanky.
With the gauntlet thrown down, I began assessing my decoration stash for colors. Turns out, I had red shiny and glittery ball ornaments. So red it was. I switched out one of my gold boxes for a red one. I painted some branches bright. I unwound my grey yarn cone and rewrapped it with red yarn.
I really didn't want to spend money on this second mantel look, but I did end up at the local drugstore snagging red candles. And at the last minute, I also painted the tips of the pine cones red and sprinkled a little glitter on them.
This project was part of the Dare to DIY challenge hosted by Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, Newly Woodwards, and Two Twenty One. Be sure to stop in and see what other ladies came up with! And, I also linked to the House of Hepworths Party and A Thoughtful Place.