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All Things Altered Winter Hop

Welcome to the All Thing Altered Blog Hop.  You're right at the beginning and I'm the 2nd stop.  You should be popping in from Scrapbook Flair.
  I haven't put up my Christmas goodies yet so the garland is still in storage in the garage.  You'll have to use your imagination with green garland, berries, pine cones and warm red lights.
I have a super easy project and very inexpensive to decorate your mantle. I picked these wood letters at Walmart, $1.47 each and splurged on the fancy jingles, $7 for 24.
I used spray adhesive on the letters and loaded them up with red glitter.  WEAR GLOVES...I was a mess!

I painted the letters in green first to give it a deep coat.  Then I did a layer of gold paint, let dry, then one more coat of gold glitter.

Here are those jingles.  I used hot glue to put them in place.
I popped the "Make Merry" on my mantle.
When the garland goes up I'll tuck the letters in it.  The glitter will be shiny!


I painted Noel with a white base, then layered silver, let dry and a then a coat of silver glitter.
 I used blue and silver jingles for the the "O" and hot glued them into place.
Thanks for hopping by.  I hope you found my project fun and affordable!  Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs to also have more chances to win some goodies! 
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  1. Nicole, I just love the way you altered simple, wooden letters into something fantastically glitzy! I'm thinking this is within my capabilities even if I'm known to be quite dangerous with a spray can of paint! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I just love the jingles, so so cute. A great make to get the kids involved, will have to give this a go! and I will remember gloves :-)

  3. How darling are your ideas and we can all do these too, looking forward to winning some fun things thanks, Julie jm monroe

  4. Love the letters, going to make some of the glitter ones, and the bells love, love, love the idea, now that rocks. TFS and being a part of the All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop.

  5. I just love these letters, Nicole. What a clever idea to use those jingle bells on some of the letters. It really makes them stand out and I can envision how they will look tucked away inside your greenery. Wonderful project, and thanks for sharing.

  6. What a great idea. My mom loves the word NOEL and she would like this. I may just make her one for Christmas. thanks for the idea and the tip on the gloves! :)

  7. Well done.. I love the Merry with all the glitter.. take care

  8. very nice. i'm liking the letters. i don't have a mantel but i can 'see' your garland.

  9. Love it. Off the page project in a BIG way, with great wow factor results...... bravo
    ava g

  10. Looks wonderful...your fireplace is perfect to display this beauiful Xmas is beginning to look like Christmas..."Well done!

  11. Love what you done with all the letters, came out so nice! phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  12. I love this idea Nicole! I picked up some fall words at the scrapbook expo and ever since, I have been wanting to do some Christmas words... now I know where to get those letters for a good price! Thanks for that tip! I love the jingle bell letters! So great! Thanks for sharing!

  13. VERYVERY cool the are brave...I usually end up with it ALL over the house, as I tend to track it everywhere!...Thanks for participating in the hop!

  14. They turned out so how you chose to give each word a different color..and the jingle bell touch is this

  15. Cool decor! Must of used lots n lots of glue to keep all that glitter I place! LOL bet it'll look fab amongst your garland.

  16. These look awesome. I especially love the glitter letters. Did you seal or was the adhesive enough to hold the glitter? Thanks for the invite. Carol

  17. That turned out awesome!!!! I'll be on the lookout for some letters! Great inspiration!

  18. FAbulous fireplace mantel decor. I like the glitter and the jingle bells.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  19. Great mantle decor for the holidays! TFS :)

  20. Swoon! My fave is the noel with the blue! Fantastic!

  21. Gorgeous mantle decor!!! NOEL is my favorite!!

  22. This is a lovely way to decorate your mantle. I like the letters--THEY are MERRY! I especially like the bells and the blue/white theme of the NOEL.
    kristainmn at gmail dot com

  23. Oh I love this! What a beautiful way to decorate a mantle.

  24. Loving all these projects in the hop! Those fancy jingle bells are just the perfect touch!

  25. Love the jingle bells on the letters! So creative! Also, I became a follower because I like your style!

  26. This is such a fun project! It will shimmer and shine all through the holidays. Following your blog, and adding you to my reader!

  27. Thanks for inviting me to your blog hop ... I love your projects because they are so affordable, and yet are good quality. These words rock!
    esthert119 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

  28. That is an awesome project. I would love to scraplift this one! Long time follower and also a Canadian (NB)

  29. Love it Nicole! You never cease to amaze!


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