When I decorated my mantel for fall I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.
(Yes, I dare to leave my solid brass sconces in their original untrendy, brassy finish, because I’m a decor rebel!)
Then one evening, while hubby was gone to a meeting, I had an idea of something I could do with materials I already had around the house.
First I put on my pajamas…
then I put the movie No Reservations in the dvd player…
(these two steps are VERY important)
then I spread out my supplies
all over the bedroom floor in my special, highly organized, crafting room…
then I made a template for the “pennant type triangles” (measure five inches from the corner and put a dot, put a dot at the center two and a half inch mark, from the center dot measure down six inches and make another dot, connect that dot to the two outer dots at the top and you have a perfect triangle)…
then I cut out the template and used it to cut out six triangles from burlap…
using a yardstick to give make sure all the letters were approximately at the same point on the triangles I used a sharpie and freehanded the word a-u-t-u-m-n…
then I dipped the sharpie point in black craft paint (because I didn’t have a small enough paint brush) and went over the letters in paint…
afterwards I quickly rinsed off the sharpie, and it still works!
(Are you in awe of my highly technical craft skills yet?)
I took three long pieces of jute twine and knotted them together at approximately six inch intervals.
I wanted something thicker than a single piece of twine.
Other ideas might be a piece of rope or cording, a strip of fabric, or braiding some twine together…I just used what I had and did what was easiest.
Then I hot glued on the burlap triangles, spacing them a bit apart.
I hot glued on artificial fall leaves on the top corners of each triangle.
Now my mantel looks like this!
~happily linking to the Nester’s fall mantel party
and Hooked on House’s fall decor party~