If you have a mantel and your looking for something that will make a statement then you need to check this diy out. I love this diy because you can create this mantel swag to go with the decor of your home. This mantel swag can be made for a holiday or you can make one to use throughout the whole year.
The supplies you will need are:
1. Material( I am using 5 different printed fabrics all from Hobby Lobby. I purchased 2 and half yards of the black fabric and one yard of the white,red and sparkle red and 2 yards of the black and red with snowflakes)
2. Felt pennants ( these are from Hobby Lobby)
3. Glue gun with fabric glue ( I am using surebonder fabric glue)
4. Thread and needle
7. Tape measure
The first thing I did was cut 2 inches off of one felt pennant. I cut this from the top of the pennant.
You will now have one long pennant and one shorter pennant.
These pennants will be used as your patterns for your mantel swag. I took scrap paper and cut out more pennants. You want to have enough pennants to lay across your main piece of fabric. We will be alternating the longer and shorter pennants across the main piece of fabric.
Before lying the pennants down you will need to cut your piece of fabric for your main piece of your mantel swag. My mantel measures 74 inches across so I cut my material 75 inches across. This will give me a half inch on each side to fold a seam.
My main piece of material is black and I cut it 75 inches long and 22 inches wide. This material will need to be folded in half and will sit on top of your mantel. My mantel measures 74 inches long and 10 1/2 inches deep. You will need to measure the length and width of your mantel before marking and cutting any of your material.
Once your fabric is cut and folded it is time to start alternating your triangles onto your fabric . You will lift the top piece of fabric and fold back and then lay the triangles down into the bottom piece.
I took the iron and folded down a half inch seam around the edges. It is now time to start cutting out your triangles.
You will need to decide which fabric you will be using for which triangles. I cut two pieces for each triangle and then i glued the two pieces together.
I am using a sheer red sparkle fabric and I needed to glue it to a solid red piece of fabric.
Once you have cut and glued all your triangle pieces together it is time to start placing them onto your fabric. The paper triangles were used to help you figure out how many triangle pieces you will need . Now you can replace the paper triangles with the fabric triangles.
After all your triangle pieces are glued onto your fabric you then fold the other piece of fabric back over and glue down into place. Once all your material pieces are glued it is time to sew on your bells. I am using a thread and needle and seeing the bell onto each end of the triangle pieces.
Once all your bells are sewed onto the tips of your triangles your mantel swag is complete.
I hope you all give this diy a try. It is fun and can be made for so many different holidays or even just for everyday.