I’ve been doing a little summer decorating at the cottage, and one of the things I’ve made is this burlap mantel garland. And since I haven’t made it to the beach this year, I thought I’d bring to beach to me by pulling out all my shells.
My sister-in-law Jean saw a similar garland on the blog Beautiful Nest, and she said that I should make one since it looked so pretty on a white painted fireplace.
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This is one strip that had been threaded on the wire. I ruffled the edges after I got the burlap on the wire. Since I wanted the garland to be nice and full, I used the entire 2 yards of fabric. After I finished the garland, I attached it to the mantel with some additional wire.
To hide the wire where I attached the garland, I placed some bows that I made. Last week, I painted the lanterns white to use as part of my mantel decorations, and I asked Leo to retrieve my shells from the attic where they were stored.
The cottage is ready for summer, and I’m ready for a trip to the beach!