Monday, November 19, 2012

Spray Painted Wreath & My Christmas Mantle

Christmas is coming!! I am more than a little excited about this....

So excited, in fact, that I have already begun decorating.
I know, I know... you are supposed to do that the day after Thanksgiving, but this year we are not hosting Thanksgiving at our house so I wanted to go ahead and get started.

Today, I wanted to share how I spruced up a boring wreath with...

Spray Paint!

This year, I wanted to go for a "winter white" look for our decorations and this green wreath just wasn't cutting it..

So I got out a can of Rustolem in "heirloom white" 

And I gave it a few coats on each side of the wreath.

Once it was dry, I added some strips of burlap "ribbon" and glued on some mini pine cones using E-6000 glue

And... that was it. I LOVE the way it looks on the mantle... It's what I had in mind, and it's always nice when a plan comes together, right? tell...When do you start decorating for Christmas??

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  1. Beautiful wreath and mantle, Carmella. Very good job.....makes me wish I had a mantle.......Katy Lamb

  2. That is fabulous, I love the touch of paint to add the snowy detail to it. We are having a really hard time being patient usually I decorate December 1st but I am having a hard time holding off too. Hope you are having a fantastic day Carmella.

  3. Your mantel looks beautiful! I love the bottle brush trees.
    I will start decorating for Christmas on Friday, although it's so hard with all these lovely temptations I keep seeing!

  4. Carmella, that is beautiful! I really like how your mantle looks!
    I do have some Chrismtas decor hauled into the house - but it was to dig through for some stuff to take to the craft Market this weekend! After the craft market i will be going all out with the christmas decor!

  5. Hey Cutie!
    I am featuring your mantel tonight for "My Friday Fave Pins". I hope you will stop by for a look see :)

  6. Love this!

  7. OMG, i'm in love. It turned out so pretty and i love your mantle. I'm going out to buy some lights for mine today. :)

    You may have heard, but we are giving away a Silhouette Cameo and free ad space and would love for you to come link up and enter to win! Hope to see you there!

  8. New linky follower! Found you through One Artsy Mamas birthday bash! Love the wreath, I like hoe the spray paint turned out!



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