So today, I am showing you something I created that I love. Being very hard on myself this isn't something I can say very often. Look at this and tell me what you think.
I just finished with our spring mantel. I have yet to do a full mantel...wire,cables, receivers and the like kept me from it. However the barbwired hubby, took it all off the mantel for me.
This opened up the experience for me. "I think creativity is spiritual. I absolutely believe that." said F. Murray Abraham. I guess I had a spiritual experience right?
To begin with I created a coffee filter garland. Good thing our coffee maker doesn't require filters, it took a lot of them. I folded the filters in half, then half again.
Then I place each point at the ruffle line of each other.
I made the filter X and butt together.
Then I sewed down the middle.
I hope you can see what I am explaining.
Any questions, please ask in comments.
I continued this for the length of my mantel
I then used small nails to adhere it to the mantel.
I covered the nails with ribbon that I simply hot glued over.
Once this was completed. I used doilies that I purchased at
Dollar Tree, I cut frilled edged circle and simple circles
on the Cricut and placed those one on top of the other.
I found some eyelet letters at Tuesday Morning.
I chose the letter to spell "HAPPY EASTER"
I cut the loops off of the letters and
placed them on top of the doily circles.
I then adhered them to the coffee filter garland with hot glue.
I also used cup hooks to hang our Mini Tart Baskets from the mantel.
I placed the Spring Tray upon the mantel.
I used a few of the items from Blessings Unlimited
and some items that fit with the color scheme and scene.
I think it looks very sweet and frilly.
I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much
as we love looking at it in person.
Maybe I will eventually get tired of looking at it.
Maybe I won't...
I suppose it will have to come down eventually.
But that will open up the chance to be creative again.
Now take some time to do something creative and thank God you were given that gift!