Back to School is here and since I have never been one for an apple themed mantel, I decided to was time to do a Back To Hogwarts Mantel. This easy mantel was so much fun to put together and I can’t wait to do variations of it in years to come.
You Will Need:
- A wreath in Gryffindor colors (tutorial later in the post)
- Harry Potter Tea Cup Planters (You can find the tutorial for them here)
- The Illustrated Versions of Harry Potter
- A Bird Cage
- Hedwig Stuffed Animal
- Paperback copies of Harry Potter
The best part of this mantel is aside from the couple of projects you have to make for it (the planters and the wreath), it is pretty much just an exercise in arranging things on the mantel. I placed the extra paperbacks in the catch with Hedwig to add an extra detail and including my favorite quote on my letterboard.
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You will need:
- a wire wreath form
- three rolls of burgundy mesh
- three rolls of gold mesh
Tie the end of one of the burgundy rolls to the outside ring on the wreath.
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Pinch about three inches of mesh into a loop and push it through the top opening in the wreath. Pinch another three inch loop and push it through the second opening. Pinch a third three inch loop and push it through the third opening. Repeat the whole process, starting with the top opening again. Repeat one more time and then switch colors to gold.
Do not cut the mesh, just start the gold. Repeat the whole process again three times with the gold and then go back to the burgundy. Just bring the burgundy around the back of the wreath to start again.
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This mantel doesn’t get to hang around very long because My Nightmare Before Christmas mantel is up next and I can’t wait!
I am joining in with a bunch of other bloggers to share our Harry Potter Projects and give away some amazing Harry Potter items! Enter below.
To kick things off this year’s I’ve got an awesome giveaway! One lucky winner will receive all the amazing things below! ENTER by using the widget below (or clicking here). To see all the new Harry Potter projects and find enter check here as they will be updated daily!
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