Hello friends. I’m very excited about today’s post because I love a challenge. Today I’m participating on a mystery design challenge with my friends:
The idea of the challenge is to send each other decor items we no longer use and repurpose them into our decor. This time around, we tackled our mantels.
I was happy to receive a little package from my dear friend Annie but I unfortunately, didn’t take before photos. I did however, record an Instagram story. (You can skip to the 29 second mark )
That was the before, now let’s see the after….
I sprayed painted the little wooden tree and replaced the twine with gilded wire. I then hung some ornaments on it but if I can be honest, it kinda reminded me of the illuminati symbol. HAHA.
I know, I know, it’s weird but I just wasn’t happy with it. So I removed the wire and hot glued various sizes of Christmas bulbs on it and I think it looks sooo cute now.
I really like the way the bulbs look like they’re suspended within the tree.
The rest was pretty easy to incorporate. I used the string lights and attached some of the bulbs to the garland.
The wooden candlestick got a coat of spray paint and done! Here are more of the bulbs as well.
I also spray painted the pot of the little tree and placed it at the foot of the mantel.
So what do you think? How did I do?
Now let’s see what my dear friend Traci did with the items I sent her. Go HERE to see.
And check out the rest of the fun below: