Here is a cute project that I can't take credit for because it was given to me by my old boss many years ago. She made it and I don't think it would be hard at all to do. It is a piece of scrap wood with a Santa face painted on and Believe written at the bottom. There's a little piece of greenery and a bell glued at the top and a wire hanger attached. I'm not sure how she made the hair look kinda thick and textured. I was thinking you could probably use spackle and then paint over it to achieve the same results. I have always loved this piece and have 2 other cute things she made I'll show next week.
Well, I think my mantel is improving, but I still have more to do to it like adding lights and other stuff to the greenery. I added a berry wreath to the window and put my two toile lamps on either side. The topiaries just looked too dark. I got some great suggestions from y'all and am going to go back and reread them and write them down in case I decide to use them. Right now I put stuff up there I already had so I didn't have to go out and buy anything. I'll probably be working on this Christmas decorating for weeks to come, but hey, that's why I started so early. I love it!!!