A Celebration Mantle

I just love decorating our Mantle. If you have been here before, you will probably remember, my most recent Decorated Mantles; Memorial Day and Spring.

Last weekend, my oldest son, Andrew, graduated from High School. We had just a small party, but I still wanted to decorate for him.

I used an orange and black piece of fabric, because those are the school colors. And simply added items that had meaning.

  • Trophies that he won
  • A Rock Band guitar, because he is a big game player
  • Pez that he collects
  • Monopoly, his favorite game (Nightmare Before Christmas Edition)
  • A Nightmare Before Christmas Figure
  • A T-shirt from Camp in 4th. grade
  • Some movie mylars ( he LOVES the movies, and works at the theatre)
  • A book that one of his classes made this year in school
  • A drawing that he did several years ago
  • And the MOST amazing drawing he has ever made (self-portrait)
  • And of course, his diploma

You could most certainly change this to fit any Celebration!

  • A Birthday
  • A Promotion
  • Anniversary
  • Any milestone…maybe even Summer Reading program

You could also change it, and place some items on a table, or shelf. It doesn’t have to be a Mantle. Have fun and think outside the box for your own Celebration Mantle!

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  1. Heather says:

    I am a fairly new follower to your blog and had not read your Meet the Hoosier Momma until I saw this post talking about the orange and black school colors. I immediately wondered if your son graduated from LaPorte High School as only a few great schools can have orange and black as their school colors. I was a Slicer myself and graduated from LaPorte High School. Your mantel looks amazing.

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  2. Amber Smith says:

    Your family must think you are the greatest thing since sliced bread! You’re always creating special touches around your home and baking wonderful things. Tell them I said they are very lucky!

  3. Vera says:

    What a great, great idea! And you’re SO right – this can be done to celebrate ANY milestone! Darn! I wish I knew about his before mama’s 89th b’day yesterday! Well – I’ll be ready for her 90th!!! Thanks for inspiring!

  4. Going Jane says:

    That looks super-cute! I’m sure he loved it! :)
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  5. Isabel says:

    Liz, i can’t tell you how much i enjoy getting your posts via email!! I have my morning breakfast reading you….such a nice way to start my day! <3
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  6. This is so fun! I love how you change the mantle for the different festivities. It seems a whole lot easier than decorating the house ;)Maybe you do that too?
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  7. Ela says:

    Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!



  8. Becca says:

    This is a really cool idea! I love it.

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