The Fireplace Decked Out For Christmas

 So Paul reminded me that I never posted pictures of the finished Christmas Stockings, so I decided I would quickly add a picture showing the whole fireplace area. If you remember this is the fireplace that I built for, So You Think You’re Crafty, and it runs off of gel fuel. (although, I have no idea WHY you would remember the fireplace, since I’ve only JUST realized I never blogged about it either, I have all the pictures for a how too, I just suck at follow through….) Anyway, this is what my fireplace looks like most of the time, (sans fire, since it makes the apartment really hot.)

And then here is the fireplace ready for Christmas…..

I made the stockings out of velvet, fur, ribbon, and a painters drop cloth. Each one is different, with a zinc letter monogramming whose stocking it is (our initials *can* spell EPIC, but it says CEPI, because Emmie and Isaac didn’t want to trade stockings with anyone, and I didn’t want to hang the navy stockings next to each other…so close, and yet so far from EPIC.) I am particularly happy with how the stockings are hanging, I have painted a curtain rod to match the firescreen, and then tied it on with jute, so that the top is long enough to hang all 4 stockings nicely. I can just take it off again at the end of the season. The garland is a pre lit garland that I bought last year from Grandin Road, that is attached to the fireplace with command hooks, so they will come off cleanly after the holidays. (the wreath is attached to the mirror with a command hook too) The ornaments are similar to the one’s on our tree, (which I will post about later) and then the deer decorations on top are from Hobby Lobby.

I’m going to try to remember to do a how to on the fireplace later, I swear I could not make anything for a year and still blog everyday over the stuff I forget to post! I just get so busy on the new stuff, I forget to blog; too bad posts don’t write themselves as I do them, or I would be the most prolific blogger ever!!!

  4 comments for “The Fireplace Decked Out For Christmas

  1. December 18, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Gorgeous, if you’re ever in Utah, I’ll hire you to decorate my house!

  2. December 18, 2013 at 2:55 am

    It looks absolutely amazing! Fingers crossed Emmie and Isaac will want to swap next Christmas so the EPICness can commence 🙂 Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! xxx

  3. December 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Catherine, this looks amazing. Very creative to use the curtain rod attached to the firescreen as a stocking holder. Bet Miss Emmie loved the fur on her stocking!! Look forward to the fireplace blog…also the tree blog. Merry Christmas!

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