I'm back, and I've been crafting!
After a few 'low' weeks I'm starting to feel a little more alive, I've found some great inspiration to reignite my 'creative side', I've gone from being a blank canvas to having so many ideas I don't know which to do first! But I know which I would rather!
A quick, but huge 'thank you' to all the lovely, supportive comments, you gals are just amazing at lifting a person when they are down, I will be getting back to you all personally in the next day or so.
Anyhoo, moving on....
We’re in that odd phase between summer and autumn, but its close enough to autumn that I thought some autumnal bunting was in order.
I saw some totally gorgeous bunting by Melissa over at Shabby Love, you really need to check out her fall mantel, and finally decided to make my own.
I found a template I liked and cut out a bunch of leaves in different coloured felt.
I then cut some pennants,
and sewed the leaves and pennants to a piece of red cotton tape.
I hung this up over the mirror,
and then decided that the mantel needed a little something.
I found a simple ‘how to’ on Martha’s website for these fun little pumpkins, I made 4, one for each of us!
I thought the mantel looked a little wonky sided, so I added some of these decorative balls to the other side.
Like a novice mantel decorator I thought I was done, but then remembered this little shelf underneath the mantel would also need a little something!
I found a bunch of these wooden maple leaves in my stash, and using a bunch of various coloured paints, painted them in autumnal hues, well at least I think I did!
Once they were dry, I used hot glue to attach them to a piece of string and hung them up between these sweet little tin lanterns.
So these make up my autumn mantel, what do you think?
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