Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Hooplah Mantle Piece featuring Bundled Up Line by Crate Paper

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus!  One of my favorite stories if you can't tell by the book in the background of my mantle piece.    A great time of year to have the name Virginia!   :)

I had fun making this piece for my mantle.   I found the house shaped wood piece at AC Moore.  My friend Tracey "twisted" my arm to get the Crate Paper "Bundle Up" kit.    (Thanks Tracey!)   I love that it has Christmas themed items as well as Winter themed items.    I feel like I can easily swap out the Santa and Christmas chipboard elements once the holidays are over and keep this piece up well after the holidays!

To make this little mantle piece you need coordinating paper and embellishments, your paper trimmer, paint and adhesive.     I bought the shadowbox at AC Moore and the little toy elements at Michael's.   My husband loves trains so I was thrilled to find the mini train set.       All you do is paint your shadowbox, trim your paper to size add your embellishments and your trinkets and treasures.   I may even try to find some small photos and place them in some of the cubes.

This is a great project to do with the kids or just have a little 'me' time to craft something personal that you can add to your holiday décor from year to year.

Happy Holidays!  Don’t forget to leave a note below and read the details at this link to enter our drawing for a box jam-packed full of crafty treats

Warm regards,  Virginia



  1. I love this, Virginia! I especially like the idea of swapping out elements in the little sections. Hmmm, you have me thinking now…! Thanks for a great idea.

  2. this is very clever, love that you can switch around the elements!

  3. Hmmm now I need that paper and the little house. Good thing no AC Moore around here! Great project

  4. Love this Virginia, so very festive xxx

  5. The little house shaped decoration is adorable.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  6. OMG, that li'l train set is just toooo adorable. Love the sled, too. Dang, the whole project is adorable!! TFS! :-)

  7. Very cute, such a nice decor piece. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

  8. So cute! i´ll save these ideas for my child and do it together when he grows up! =D