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.
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!
Arrecife, the beautiful city where I took my first breath.
The end result… a wreath that screams island.
And a mantel that reflects my roots.
Now it’s your turn…
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