Friday, November 4, 2011

My Thanksgiving {Blessed} Mantel

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I was inspired by the argyle ties my boys got for Thanksgiving. 
You can read more about them here.

The bright orange, greens, browns and yellows were just the ticket for a playful--with a touch of tradition-- Thanksgiving mantel with a focus on how blessed we feel.


My inspiration photo:


I even hung one of the ties right up on my green platter!


To achieve the argyle-look for my bunting, I cut diamonds out of felt in two different sizes and sewed them together. My four year old and our little neighbor girl got to help me cut the felt pieces-- it was fun!


The BLESSED banner was created from simple brown paper bags-- that's it! I just stamped my letters on the paper squares and glued them to a flat remnant of cording I had left over from my antique chair makeover this summer. 


It's casual and colorful and makes me happy. We are truly blessed indeed.



Shared with: Tatertots and Jello, I Heart Naptime, Somewhat Simple

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