Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beach Themed Summer Mantel Reveal

Craftiments.com:  Beach Themed Summer Mantel

Over the past week I have given you a peak at some of my creations for my beach themed summer mantel. Now it's time for the big reveal!


I wrapped a bundle of DIY Driftwood with twine and set it in the middle of the mantel with a starfish perched on top.  Across the top of the mirror, I draped my Maritime Signal Flag Bunting.

Craftiments.com:  Beach Themed Summer Mantel

On the left side of the mantel, I placed a collection of sea glass in stoppered glass apothecary bottles, along with a jar of miniature starfish.

Craftiments.com:  Apothecary Bottles of Sea Glass

Moving to the right, I added vintage mason jars filled with river rock and seashells.

Craftiments.com:  Vintage Canning Jars Filled with River Rock and Seashells

On the opposite side of the mantel, I placed my painted and distressed Ship Wheel, and Photo in a Bottle.

Craftiments.com:  Beach Themed Summer Mantel

The two sea glass inspired bottles at the back are upcycled wine bottles.  I painted them with acrylic paint followed by a coating of wet baking soda to give a sandy appearance when dry.  The seashell bottle topper was made by gluing shells to a black rubber stopper.

Craftiments.com:  Sea Glass Inspired Bottles with Sea Life Toppers

It took a while, but my summer mantel is finally complete.   I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!

Thank you for featuring my mantel!

12 comments :

  1. Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the sea glass jars! I also love your shell wreath your created.

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could link up this beachy post to my weekly Say G'Day Saturday party!

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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  2. Hello Kirstin,
    Your beach themed mantel looks absolutely amazing. Nice Work! That photo bottle is super clever and cute.
    Smiles, Paula

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  3. Looks great! That's quite the beachy collection you have. I especially like the shell bottle stoppers. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize!

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  4. What a beautiful and awesome mantel! I just found your blog and I am going to sign up as a new follower! I love everything beachy! Meghan

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  5. It is beautiful! It turned out great. I need to get some sea glass and miniature starfish for some of my empty glass jars.

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  6. Great ideas. Might just borrow a couple ;-)I never thought of using the seaglass. It just adds that POP of color.

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  7. Where did you find your beach glass? Are these pieces you collected or purchased?

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  8. It's not real beach glass. It's a Pottery Barn vase filler. I paid $4 for 4 lbs when it was on clearance and I had a coupon. I wouldn't have paid anymore than that because the quality is seriously lacking.

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing at Fabulous Friday. I featured you!

    http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/06/fabulous-friday-32.html

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  10. bookmarked your site....Lots to read and reread. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I love them.

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