Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"M" is for Mantel #2

A spring to summer mantel.

As usual the tv is always an issue when trying to dress my mantel.

This time I tried to divide and conquer.

The right side is mushrooms (see how I made them here).

And the left side is pinwheel toparies:

How I made the mini pinwheel toparies:

1. Cut a 3" square of paper (I used two papers, one for the front, one for the back or you could use double sided scrapbook paper.)

2. If using two papers adhere together with spray adhesive.

3. Cut slits on the diagonal about 1/3 up each side (follow yellow lines):

4. Sew a stitch through the center to hold all points together:

5. Faux sew the button, adhere with hot glue in center, hot glue entire pinwheel to stick:

There's an easy tutorial here on how to make paper pinwheels.

A just maybe we'll get a visit from these guys:

Smurfs_16802531.jpg image by Angiearredondo2

A little whimsy to take us from spring to summer.

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  1. I found those mush room @Target last year and used them in a smaller bed for a fairy garden they are so cute with the tiny pinwheels!

  2. oh my word - those pinwheels are darling - I LOVE seeing them displayed in the metal buckets...well done!

    I just recently did a post on making pinwheels too:

    they are so springy!

  3. Love the pinwheels! That's something I want to make.

  4. coming to you from tt&j. Those are super cute. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie,

  5. I love your the pinwheel idea! Very cute and different!

  6. I'm not sure which I love more, the pinwheels or the mushrooms. Each are darling. I think pinwheel topiaries just got added to my wish list!

  7. These are really cute! I just love how they look on your mantel : )
    Jaimee @

  8. such a sweet mantel! I am going to check out how to make the mushrooms!

  9. These little pinwheels are SO cute! The colors are so fun and vibrant for summer too!

  10. Those are TOO cute!
    Perfect Spring accent!
    Thanks a bunch for linking up!
    ~Bec :-)

  11. So sweet! I could see these in so many settings--at a child's party, on a mantle like you did, as a table centerpiece, etc! Thanks for sharing!

    Popping over form I heart naptime!

  12. Those little topiaries are irresistible!

  13. absolutely adorable. I love the pinwheels.

    I'm a new follower,

  14. I love both the pinwheels and the mushrooms! What a fun summertime mantel! Going over to check out how you made the mushrooms next. I came over from the Sunday Scoop link party.

  15. So happy that you posted such an easy to follow tutorial. LOVE these pinwheels. I think I found my afternoon project. Thanks for sharing! Following you now. :)

  16. I can't wait to make 1 or 105 of these cute little pin wheels! Thanks for sharing!

  17. You have created such a cute setting on your mantle! Perfect for Spring. Those mushrooms are just too cute and I'm adding the pinwheels on my crafting to-do list!

  18. This is one seriously fun mantel! Loving the mushrooms and the adorable pinwheels!

  19. How cute! You gave me some great ideas!! I would LOVE if you would kindly link up this awesome idea to my very FIRST Delicately Constructed Fridays; a crafty linky party that starts tomorrow!
    Please :)
    Have a great day!!

  20. Great idea. They turned out really cute.
    Would you consider linking up to my "20 minute tuesday" party at this address tomorrow?
    It's for projects that: take 20-30 mins and cost less than 10 bucks.
    Great place for people to come and check out quick and inexpensive ideas!
    Thanks for considering!
    PS: I'm giving away 20 more button pony tailers! Here's the info: