Since we moved our fireplace mantle has remained a blank slate.  I was gifted with a mirror recently that I believe will be perfect for the mantel… but for now it sits in front of the fireplace awaiting its perch.  Today is step one in the “holiday” mantle decoration project, inspired by this pile of letters I found in my Halloween bins.  I created a word, gluing each letter to a segment of the banner…

Now that it is up the girls wish I would have created a different word!