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So, I have a fireplace . . . never had a fireplace before that I got to decorate myself. I've had a lot of fun making this a prominent feature in our living room with pictures hung above the mantel as well as things placed along the mantel. I decided with this months theme to dress my fireplace with a little fall decor.
I first started with my banner using a couple of Samantha's cut files.
Woven Banner Set
and 8 piece bunting set.
I used cardstock and book paper to cut out the woven pennants. Doing three in orange and two in a dark red.
After weaving I placed a little Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive on the sides to keep them secure and inked the edges.
The other bunting set I used as a pattern and cut a single bunting from white cardstock. I then placed this on my drop cloth and traced lightly with a pencil.
Once cut out I then placed some leaves on top of the banner pieces and inked over the top using the leaves as a mask.
I used brads and Helmar Fabric glue to secure all the banner flags to a long piece of yellow ribbon.
I added some orange twine, baker's twine, and bow to the finish off the ends.
The addition to my mantel is my fall filled mason jar.
This jar just a week ago had pink blossoms on the branches. A fun way to rework my spring/summer decor by simply pulling those blossoms off and replacing them with leaves.
I first started with some old book pages. I trimmed each page to about a 4x6 and placed them on my silhouette mat.
I then picked a couple of Samantha's leaf cards and using the cut out shape of the leaves from the envelope flap I placed them two leaves per book page.
A few tips when cutting book paper on the silhouette: use the vellum cut settings. Use the spatula when removing from the mat working slowly and carefully since it's a thin material and can rip easily.
Once cut I inked the edges a bit.
I used my Helmar Adhesive runner and placed a small amount of adhesive down the middle of each of the leaves and then pressed them onto the bare branches.
I finished off the jar with a bow of ribbon and baker's twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by your next stop on the blog hop is Christine Meyer.