Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter Mantle and Bunting Banner Tutorial

Although we put all of our Christmas decorations away on New Year's Day, it's taken me a few weeks to finalize my winter mantle.  Here is what I came up with:
The only thing that makes it a winter mantle is that...well... it's winter outside.  Lol

I wanted to go with a brown, cream and gold color scheme.  
I started with two wire baskets I had.  They had originally come with mixed nuts in them which we had for Christmas.  I then took brass candlesticks and placed them inside of the baskets.  
I tied three books together with fabric ribbon and added a key embellishment (which was from a Pottery Barn gift tag).   Wicker baskets on either end add texture to the mantle.
Four giraffes and a family photo are in the center.
For the bunting, I made a template for a triangle 6" across the top and 10" high.
I cut six triangles using two coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper (I was able to get three triangles out of each 12" square scrapbook paper - cardstock quality).
Using my Silhouette machine, I cut the letters FAMILY out of a third piece of coordinating scrapbook paper.  Using the left over paper from the triangles, I cut out squares to help highlight the letters.  
I used mini clothes pins and twine to hang the bunting.  

Can't wait to hear what you think of my mantle makeover.


Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Judy, I love the color scheme and the animal prints! Fun for the middle of winter!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the bunting, Judy! It ties in so well with your giraffes!

Unknown said...

Sweet! 'Family' pretty much sums it all up doesn't it :-)

Susan Anderson said...

Great winter look!


Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love the banner! Thanks for sharing!

laxsupermom said...

Love your mantel! The bunting looks terrific! The animal prints are so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

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