Happy Mantel Monday! Mother's Day is less than a week away, and certainly my mantel can't help but reflect that. It was destined to celebrate either Mother's Day or Nurses' Day..and, well...who wants to see a Nurse-Themed Mantel?!
That's what I thought. So, Mother's Day it is!
The first thing I must talk about is my floral trim. Less that $3 on clearance at Jo-Ann's. Has anyone seen this stuff? It's in the section with the wall vinyl decals. It's kind of like adhesive backed scrapbook trim, but it feels glossy and removes easily like vinyl. It's pretty cool stuff, especially for a chick who likes to change things up a lot (like, say, every week for 52 weeks).
Because my daughter can't use scissors yet (what a baby!), I made myself a little Mother's Day gift. A sweet silhouette of my little honeypie. And, I mounted her sweet silhouette on a round background, for an unexpected twist. I'll give the tutorial tomorrow! Easy-breezy.
For the plants, I simply dropped potted plants into various containers and vases and then covered the evidence with moss. So simple.
(total side-note, but do I tell you everything is either "easy-breezy" or "so simple"? Be honest.)
I added a chalkboard message and that's that. A Mother's Day mantel that makes this momma smile!
NOW...onto our Mantel Challenge! The people have spoken. And, the challenge theme is...
Here's how it'll work. I'll gather paper products (cardboard? paper mache? napkins? newspaper? decorative paper? toilet paper? who knows!) and scape my mantel with it. And, then I'll show you what I come up with on June 11th.
Want to get in on the action? I'm looking for a few willing mantelscapers to join the challenge and let me reveal YOUR 100% paper mantel decor on June 12th (hello guest post opportunity!). Email me if you are interested!
(And, yes, faux mantels can participate!)
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