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Starting to decorate our mantel for Spring and Easter. Using a Dollar Tree project board to do the first DIY.

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I am sharing a fun DIY with you today; this will be part of my Easter mantel.

Here are the supplies I am using:

  • 1 tri-fold project board – Dollar Tree
  • tape measure
  • yard stick
  • pencil
  • scissors or utility knife
  • duct tape
  • something round to trace scallops
  • paint

Faux Awning Decoration

Step 1 – Measure your space

Using a tape measure to figure out the size you need to make your awning. Measure width and length.

For my measurements, I am measuring the width and the length of my two doors.

Take the project board and measure out the width you need. I taped two pieces to each end of the project board to fit width of my mirror.

Using duct tape to add the additional board pieces.

Step 2 – Draw your shape

To create a drape with scallops I traced around a candle holder.

I created a pattern in the measurements of 7 inches tall and 43 1/2 inches wide. To keep my awning on the mirror I made tabs to tuck behind the mirror.

Step 4 – Shaping your board

To create the drape, I measured 3 inches from the scalloped edge, marked and drew a line.

I bent the board on the line to create a drape to the awning.

Step 3 – Cut out the pattern

Step 5 – Create the sides

I measured the length of my front awning and the drape of the scallops, cutting two triangles for the side. Using duct tape, I added the sides to the front awning.

I added it to the mirror for a trail run.

Step 6 – Painting the awning

To decorate the awning, I drew lines to create panels. To give it an awning look I painted the sections with black and white craft paint.

I painted the underneath solid black.

To hang the awning to my mirror, I tucked in the tabs behind the mirror.

Ignore the top of the mirror frame, I will have that covered later. Look how cute!

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  • Donna Donna on Mar 21, 2022

    I am so doing this, to decorate for my seven grandkids. May I ask, where did you get the lovely mirror you have on your mantle? I have never seen one quite so beautiful!

  • Laurie Sharpe Moller Laurie Sharpe Moller on Mar 22, 2022

    Yes, where did you find these mirrored doors? Love them!! I’m not even sure what to call them to use in search!

  • CasualHomeStyle CasualHomeStyle on Mar 22, 2022

    It looks great, I would not cover that center top. It adds to the charm!

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