First I worked on the pine cone Styrofoam tree I mentioned last week that I got from here.
Luckily this one sits in the back of the mantel so you cant see the last two ugly looking rows.
I also used three different links (ideas) for some Foil NOEL letters.
I haven't glued or nailed mine together yet, but probably will do something like that for next year. I didn't take any "in process" pictures because its just tin foil Mod Podged on to the cardboard letters I got at Hobby Lobby.
So here is my 2011 Christmas Mantel.
My husband and I are really happy with it and I hope it gives you some ideas of what to do, (or not to do!) I also included a suede weenie dog, and some snowglobes I already had.
Have a great day!