Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fall Mantle Decor DIY

Hello Friends!

I don't know about you, but these last few weeks have been crazy! I remember as a kid, summertime was a bunch of lazy days spent swimming, reading and playing with friends. Now, I try not to schedule too much for my kids, but I feel like we are running around now more than during the school year! 

Recently, I accidentally scheduled my kids for a week of day camp at their school. Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention to the camp times, so Elliot was scheduled for the morning camp and Gavin and Will had the afternoon session.  I found myself running back and forth to their school dropping off and picking up all week. The bright side to this was that I was able to take my two older kids around on errands I wouldn't normally run, with a 3 year old in tow. 

At this time of year, as much as I love summer, I am hot and ready (already!) to think about Fall and all the joys it brings. I was inspired by a trip to Kirkland's. I love that place, by the way. (And P.S. not paid to say that!) My daughter was at her camp, and the older ones were at a tennis lesson, so I ran over there quickly to get a full length mirror I had been eyeing for a long time. While I was there, I saw this gem.  (And it's on SALE right now!!)

Picture of the Box it comes in
Checking it out at home

I knew at that moment, I needed to change out our current mantle decoration for fall. Immediately, I pictured it on my mantle with a garland made with glittery fall leaves. So, one of the errands I took my boys on was to Michael's and Hobby Lobby to check out what, if any, fall garlands they had already. They both had them, but I found (almost) what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby. They had the best selection, and would you believe it, they had TONS of CHRISTMAS stuff out?!?!?! What!?! The day we went, I think was July 1st. What the heck? Anyway...

Our current spring/summer mantle
CandlestickCandleGlass Bottle Vase Runner,  Artificial Flowers from Michael's

The garland wasn't quite what I was hoping for. All it needed was a little glitter.  And glue to attach it to. The boys and I located the glue and the glitter at Hobby Lobby. I knew this was a craft Elliot would want to help me with and one that she would be able to help me with.

She insisted on taking this picture. She was excited to help!

Original Garland

Couldn't decide which picture showed it better!
Funny face!

Supplies: Glitter in Pumpkin and Espresso- sounds like a good beverage!
Glue and glitter in a box was crucial to containing the mess

She's a ham!

Here I am spraying the leaves with the Tacky Spray.

I let Elliot sprinkle the glitter on.

Look at the mess!! Glad it was MOSTLY contained in the box! I am not sure how great the pictures show the fabulous sparkle the glitter added to it. I was very happy with the results. I hope it doesn't lose glitter all over the place! I will be sure to update you when I actually create the mantle for the Fall! 

Happy Crafting!

Trying out this signature! What do you guys think? It's a little big, but fun!

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