Monday, September 9, 2013

FALL Book Page Banner on the Mantel

 Happy Fall ! I have been doing a little Fall decorating.. Today I am going to show you the Fall book page banner I made for my mantel..
 I cut letters out of cardstock with my cricut.. I made the letters 6 inches wide and 10 inches long. I cut each letter out 3 times.
 I hot glued the letters together and then used mod podge for the adhering of the book pages. both underneath and on top.
 I needed something for them to hang from so I cut burlap ribbon in half and hot glued to the back of the letters. I added little burlap knots at the bottom.
 I thought they needed some "bling" so I used some glitter spray I had in silver.. then I hot glued around the outside edge and sprinkled silver glitter.
  I used a piece of hardwood floor I found in the garage and glued the burlap to it so it could hang from the mantel.
 Our lighting in the family room isn't so great but they look amazing.. especially with the glitter :)
 I used sweater pumpkins that I made last year and also the Fall Subway Art ..
 I have a couple velvet pumpkins , some dried hydrangeas ( love them ) , lanterns , leave garlands
 a scarecow sign and scarecrow.
I still want to add  a couple small white sweater pumpkins so it looks like a trip to the Good Will is in order.

Yesterday my daughter and I went to a local flea market. We got a case of 12  vintage blue mason jars for $5.00 ! The big blue mason jar he charged us $1.00 for ! They are both Ball jars and Atlas jars. We split them up so we each got 6 new blue jars plus the big one :)
Still picking zinnias .. they are absolutely gorgeous !

Have a wonderful day , I will be back this week with more Fall decorating :)
Thanks as always for your visits and nice comments !
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Kris said...

Hi Priscilla. I am catching up here. Lots of lovely Fall stuff going on!!!
I am behind, but will start soon. Still blistering hot here though.

Kayla @ Home Coming said...

This turned out so great! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers!

Carol said...

Your mantle looks wonderful with the new letters, Priscilla--so warm and welcoming! What a great deal on those mason jars, too--you are so lucky to have a daughter to go to flea markets and thrift shops with!!

DIY Vintage Chic said...

Too cute! Great idea!

Kate said...

I always love all your holiday decorations :-) Thanks for the great tutorial on the banner. Congrats on the amazing find! Looking forward to seeing what you make with them.
Blessings :-)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love, love, LOVE it Priscilla! The glitter is such a fun touch. Great buy on the jars and your Zinnias are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Barb said...

I am so enjoying your fall decorating! You do a wonderful job!!

Debbiedoos said...

That is so darn darling and clever!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Your mantel looks beautiful! I love the letters.

Heather said...

Wow! That is precious! Several bloggers and I are hosting a fall craft themed linky party today - I'd love for you to share this. It is perfect! TOO CUTE!

Robin Johnson said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love it.

Jamie | anderson + grant said...

Great project....I love seeing creative ideas that haven't been done on every blog out there! You have a great mixture of textures there with the burlap, paper, and glitter. Perfect!

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Priscilla! Such a lovely mantel! Love how your Fall bunting turned out! You've inspired me to whip one up with my Silhouette! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!