Contemporary Christmas DIY Mantel

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This contemporary colour palette is sure to add interest to your holiday decor.

Designer: Roxi Phillips

Skill level (1-5): 3

Time: 4 hours plus drying time

Supplies:

  • Krylon® ColorMaster Paint
    • Ballet Slipper (#453526)
    • Sea Glass (#453572)
    • Silver (#451511)
  • Krylon® Glitter Spray in Shimmering Silver (#40402)
  • Frame: 11×14”
  • Candlesticks: Four, variety of sizes
  • Glass ornaments: three styles/sizes
  • Brass decorative container
  • Tin Christmas tree or other holiday themed decor piece
  • Ribbon: three yards 5” wide white sheer, three yards 1/4” white sheer
  • Metallic Rub-on paste: silver and teal

Tools:

  • Craft scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

 

Instructions:

  1. Prepare decor pieces for painting by thoroughly cleaning.
  2. Spray the frame, a candlestick and several ornaments in Krylon® Indoor/Outdoor Paint in Sea Glass.
  3. Spray three candlesticks and several ornaments in Krylon® Indoor/Outdoor Paint in Ballet Slipper.
  4. Spray tree and several ornaments and a decorative container in Krylon® Indoor/Outdoor Paint in Silver.
  5. Use your finger or applicator to apply Metallic Rub-on to raised areas of frame and tree.
  6. Spray Krylon® Glitter Spray in Shimmering Silver on ornaments and other elements to give a frosty appearance.
  7. Tie 1/4” ribbon in various lengths to eight ornaments. Use hot glue to adhere one end of ribbon to center backside of frame to hang ornaments down in center of frame.
  8. Make large bow with wide sheer ribbon and tie to top of frame.
  9. Use hot glue to adhere silver ornaments to tops of two candlesticks to create reflection balls.
  10. Fill container with several painted ornaments.
  11. Arrange all pieces together on mantel.

 

Written by Canadian Home Trends

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