To not disappoint the two IHB readers (hey Michelle!), no money was used in the making of this mantel. I picked out last year's decor from the garage and then did my 'around the house' search for a little decorating inspiration!
My time went into the garland while the 2011 edition went home with Kristin after last week's games. (I hope you're enjoying it!!) I pinned quite a few favorites and still didn't know what to do until the last minute. Thanks to my handy Cricut, I just went a little crazy and didn't have much of a plan until I put glue to paper. The garland is a mish mash of paper cutouts with grey/white twine (leftover from a birthday gift).
Another inexpensive project - actually free - that has turned into one of my favorites!! Now, let's get ready for the big game this weekend!