Ok so this mantle didn't go quite as well as I had planned.
I knew I wanted to blend the colors red,pink and turquoise but I couldn't get them to look just right on my mantle. Sometimes my dark wood work really works against me!
I seen how Lucy over at Craftberry Bush did her mantle and my wheels started turning!!
Her mantle is BEAUTIFUL be sure to take a peek-you won't be sorry. It's so soft and romantic.
However..I wasn't going for a romantic look just more of a fun whimsical feel.
She showed how she made a faux cross stitch picture and I knew right away I too wanted one of those!!
HOWEVER-I did not even come close to doing as good as she did. I just free handed mine and didn't use precise lining-which I regret now..because mine isn't so "cross stitchie" looking..but it'll do for this year I may redo it and do it correctly this time, for next year...
I was also inspired by her to wrap the blue jars in burlap and use the stripped down books.
I'm still not happy with how my mantle turned out. I think Im going to add some big glittery hearts.
But I don't want to dwell on it..so for now Im going to call it done..besides I still have to decorate the hutch :)
It looks more cluttered then decorated to me...I'll bet I end up redoing it eventually lol..
How are you decorating this year?