Hello Everybody!

Today I am visiting my friend Jen over at Tatertots and Jello

and sharing there the tutorial of how to make a NO SEW fabric and Washi Tape Banner!

 

 

 

I used the banner to make a non-traditional nautical wreath…

 

…to decorate our family room mantel.

 

Let me start from the beginning.

The first thing I added to this empty space was an old black mirror that I painted in white and antiqued it with a dark stain.

 

 

The mirror looked great at this point but it was missing charm.

To give the look I had in mind, I used an old window.

I added a metal hanger to the back of the window and hung it on the mirror.

 

 

Now that I had the perfect background it was time to make the wreath.

I bought this old wooden frame forever ago.

I love the texture of the wood but it needed some love and a little bit of Old English did the job.

 

 

 Next I made the Washi Tape-fabric No Sew Bunting.

{ You can check the tutorial over at Tatertots and Jello }

And I made miniature garlands using wooden beads that I found at Wal-Mart.

 

 

To hang the wreath I nailed another small hanger on the back of the frame.

I put the fabric through it and I tied it to the window.

 

 

Some little things here and there and the mantel was finished!

The inspiration:

Arrecife, the beautiful city where I took my first breath.

 

picture source

 

The end result… a wreath that screams island.

 

And a mantel that reflects my roots.

 

Now it’s your turn…

Click HERE to link up your projects!

When you are done please visit with me over at Tatertots and Jello and check out the

Bunting Tutorial.

 

 

Happy Thursday my friends!

Besos

Desirée

 

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Desiree
Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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14 Responses to Nautical Summer Wreath and Mantel

  1. Melissa H. says:

    Love the mantle! This project seems quick and easy. Great idea for any holiday. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Shannon Fox says:

    Desiree,

    Such a pretty mantel! I like the natural, nautical look. The layering of the frame over the mirror is gorgeous. I like the texture and the sweet little bunting =)

    Happy Summer!!

  3. Love, love it!!! I have stacks of old picture frames in my garage and had no idea what to do with them! Thanks for the inspirations sweet Desiree! Love the bunting too!

    Jessica

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