Determined to hang on to summer as long as I can, I put off starting my fall mantel until AFTER Labor Day.
My friend Jennifer from Come Rain or Come Shine and The Sweet As Pie Cooking Club recently asked me what projects I had going. At the time, I couldn't think of exactly WHAT I had going, so much of them are just in progress!
So far I have more repurposed wine bottles.
Just spray paint them. That green doesn't look like fall in this picture, we'll see how it goes with the rest of the stuff on the mantel. Or use Modge Podge and attach scrapbook paper or yarn.
When the yarn is dry, embellish to your heart's content! These gold leaves were earrings I found on a clearance rack, and of course, the wine cork.
This is all in progress over several days so I've still got to add something to the scrapbook paper bottle. Suggestions are welcome!
As for orbs, I have always loved them, but never purchased them. Some really pretty ones I have seen cost up to $12 each! I knew I could DIY orbs.
I found large plastic Christmas balls and sprayed them brown.
Then with the Modge Podge attach anything with texture like these wooden discs.
I also covered one with jute but any heavy cord would work.
This is where it got ugly! I cut some linen in strips and tied the ends together.
And wrapped it around the ball.
Ugh, not at all what I was hoping for. You might not see that on my finished mantel! Ha ha!