Monday, December 30, 2013
One Little Word for 2014
Since LOVE is going to be my #olw for 2014, I decided to make it the focal point for my NYE mantel. I have been wanting to make my own version of marquee letters since my friend Jessi Senti posted hers that she made on IG. So I collected my materials. The lights I got on clearance from Target. The BIG letters were from JoAnn Crafts. They actually have 3 different sizes of letters. I chose the biggest ones, because our mantel is pretty big, and I liked the scale of them. First, I cut the backs out of the letters using a box cutter.
Once the paint dried, I then tackled making the holes for the lights. I only had 2 strands of lights to use, so I had to make sure I planned this out strategically. I actually sent my boys and hubby out to see if they had anymore lights, and they didn't, but I was able to make it work just fine. I used a box cutter, very carefully, to make the slots for the lights. I tried my best to space them evenly, some are a little off, but that's ok. If you are a perfectionist, then I would recommend measuring them out evenly. ;)
The rest of the mantel was pretty easy to pull together. I bought the gold tinsel garland 1/2 off at Target. I made the other garlands by using a small punch. I then strung them together. I used a combination of gold, silver, and music sheet papers. The other silver garland is vintage, and was giving to me by my aunt for Christmas. She knows my love of vintage. And I have a collection of silver tinsel trees from Hobby Lobby, so I used them for fillers on the sides. :)
Wishing you much LOVE in 2014, I hope that it is an amazing year for you, and I want you to know that I truly appreciate you stopping by my blog. I hope you find some inspiration.