(For the Fifth time!) Yeah, so I have decorated and redecorated my mantel a million, billion times (so it feels) and I think I might finally like it.
If you remember last week I was busy doing projects and still have a couple that I want to finish by Thanksgiving.
Here is one I finished:
I wanted topiaries on the mantel, flanking the pictures but I didn't want to spend $50 dollars on one! So after looking it over, it looked like it would be something that I could easily (and cheaply) do!
I bought these pots for $1.95 each. Should I get cuter pots? Probably. But I painted and glazed these so they'll work for now.
Added some floral foam.
And stuck a dowel in as the "trunk" that I would then wrap with twigs I collected from outside.
Used twine to hide the floral wire.
I added some rocks to the pot so it wouldn't be so top heavy.
Then I added these cute nests I got at home decor store. I really think they add the much needed dimension.
These are 7-8" moss balls. I drilled holes in them and stuck it on top of the dowels.
Then tied my some fabric scraps around the top. You know me!
For the mantel I decided what it really needed was some texture but I really could only achieve that by layers. So I put these empty black frames up to create a panel look.
Then I added a bunch of frames that I got at a thrift store and painted them white and added family pics. Lastly flanking the whole display with my homemade topiaries!