Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Filled With Thanks Mantel Decor

Monday, November 5, 2012

Filled With Thanks Mantel Decor

Hello Blissful and Domestic readers!  It's Kelly from Here Comes the Sun.  I'm so excited to be posting here again.  I hope everyone on the East Coast is safe after Sandy.  I live in coastal North Carolina and we usually get hit hard with hurricanes every year.  I feel very thankful that this one missed us.  But my heart goes out to everyone that was affected.  This really got me counting my blessings, which leads me to the craft I am sharing today.

What do you think?   I like the simplicity of it.  

This is a really easy and cheap craft.   

Here is what you will need:

1. Six beverage bottles

2. White spray paint

3. Jute

4. Glue gun

5. Black sharpie

6. Fall flowers

Remove the labels from your bottles and let them dry.  

After the bottles have completely dried, spray them with a few coats of paint, letting them dry between each coat.  I think I used 3 or 4 coats to get good coverage.

When the paint has dried, start at the bottom of the bottle (right above the "lip" at the bottom) and glue your jute to the bottle.  

Wrap the jute around the bottle, gluing as you go.  I wrapped mine around 5 times.

Then start at the top of the bottle (again, right below the lip)  and glue and wrap, glue and wrap.  

I used a bit too much glue in the photo above.  Make sure to use a bit less.

You can wrap all the way to the top if you want, I just chose this look.  Repeat with 5 more bottles.

Using your sharpie, write one letter of the word "thanks" on each bottle.  A thick sharpie makes this step a bit easier. 

Insert some fall flowers into the bottles.  

I found these at Michael's the other day and they were 70% off because all the Christmas stuff is out already. SCORE!

You now have the perfect decorations for your mantel or anywhere else.

I hope you all have a wonderful, thankful season.  

Thanks so much, Danielle, for having me today.

I am hosting a Thanksgiving themed link party all month long if you would like to link up your Thanksgiving projects.

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  1. This is lovely! I love uncluttered simplicity. This project is a perfect ode to the kind of Thanksgiving I enjoy.

  2. Love this project!!!
    The colors are perfect!


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