Sunday, September 3, 2017

Fall Mantel 2017


Hey Y’all!

I decided to create a Fall Mantel this year!

I’m calling this one…

‘Cozy Cabin’

It was truly unbelievable the way this mantel came together.

You know when things just come together perfectly?

Fall Mantel 2017 f

Like… it was meant to be?

Well, this mantel did just that.

We have chopped wood around our house for our fire pit in our backyard.

I simply grabbed a few pieces from the pile and started playing!

Next, I went up into the attic in search of my fall d├ęcor and there was huge pieces of cardboard that caught my eye.

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I knew I would need a backdrop.

Now, only if I could find some metal for a roof!

And then I realized… cardboard is corrugated like a corrugated roof!!!!!

The bends in the cardboard was perfect for the bend I needed for a roof.

Peeling 1st layer

I simply wet the first layer of it and peeled it off to expose the corrugation.

After I got it all peeled off and figured out all the pieces I would need,

I started playing and it all just came together.

Fall Mantel 2017

I got a little crafty and made a door and window frames out of foam core and cardboard.

That’s when I decided to find or cut some twigs to frame them up so to speak.

Fall Mantel before

You know… like those beautiful cabins you see in the mountains!!

Fall Mantel 2017 e

Hot glue did the trick and voila!

It really did turn out like a cozy cabin.

Fall Mantel 2017 c

I love the lights around it, too!

It gives our living room those cozy feels!

Here is one last look…

Fall Mantel 2017 b

Happy Fall Everyone…

I hope you have a blessed autumn season!