Remember when I featured this mantel last week? Oh, what, you think that was just for show? No no! I put my feature where my hands were and set to work! The above is my version using what I had around. And, as you can see, it matches my blog perfectly (I think I have a color obsession going on around here)!
I grabbed my family rules subway art I made with Shelly from Say Anything Expressions a while ago (more on that at the end of this post!) as my basis. I have been looking for a spot for it for months and finally figured out where I wanted it.
As for the garland, I think Alicia actually used fabric and sewed her garland I was trying to recreate. Um, yeah, Landee no can sew. I mean I can (a little) but if I can get close using paper then all the better!
I just took my 3″scalloped circle punch and punched out some circles with paper I liked.
- The letter “A” I had gotten from Hobby Lobby and was gold. A little spray paint fixed that right up.
- I stole some of my thumbtack balls from the living room and put them in a glass bowl. Easy.
- I also spray painted that 5×5 frame to match the yellow of my thumbtack ball. You’d think she was my favorite kid, but really it’s just that she started Kindergarten last week (yay!) and I liked that photo I took on her big day.
- For the subway art, I spray painted a 15×30 canvas and applied the vinyl from Say Anything Expressions! So fun and easy!
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