There’s been a fall-flu hitting my crafty lady circle: it’s called Mantel-itis. And when my friend Krista posted her “symptoms” over at the Happy Housie, I knew that it would only be a matter of time that I came down with it too!
This mantel project actually started with another pinspiration (I think I should copyright that term!): this fabulous mercury glass pumpkin project over at Thistlewood farms. I had been eying up a glass pumpkin at my local thrift store for a couple of weeks, but could not justify the $4 asking price without having the perfect plan in mind. When I saw this pin, I thought it would be perfect to try!
Here’s how I made it:
I love love love the way that this turned out. I didn’t have the looking glass paint, and as my union was on the precipice of a strike vote, I couldn’t justify the purchase.. so I just made due with some soft glittery gold spray, and it worked like a charm.
After it had dried (mostly) I went upstairs and started editing my current mantel, and taking stock of my Thanksgiving decorations. I was determined to make use of what I had, and not purchase anything else! It was time to give some items away, take some to school, and I even trashed a few.
I had fun creating various Harvest-scapes and took way too many pictures.. but here are two variations.. you can play spot the differences with the two right hand pictures below!!