I countered the non-traditional star grouping with the line “The Stars Are Brightly Shining” from the Christmas Hymn “O Holy Night."
I found the two large stars at Ikea on clearance last year, and the gold star (which is metal) was also on sale at a local boutique. I have been saving them all year to do something like this. The three small stars are from the dollar store and I bought them this year to complete the collection.
The banner is made from red glittered card stock that I cut on my Silhouette. The letters are glue gunned onto two pieces of quilting thread (to keep them from rotating. This was by far the trickiest part of the mantel. I could have just taped them up onto the fireplace directly, but in person they look like they are magically floating, and I love it.
The greenery is traditional, and a lot like all my other Christmas mantels. I know what I like and this is it!
Once again I picked up the 99 cent Home Depot black Friday poinsettias so I had to use them here along with a few other silver accessories.
My plans for the other newly remodeled fireplace are much more rustic and less colorful, but I am not sure I can top this. It came out better than I ever imagined!