Well as I've mentioned a million times, Pinterest has utterly taken over my life!
Now when I first got on there months ago, I found this picture and it was exactly what I wanted to do with our mantle. So for about a month I have been collecting things to create this masterpiece! And finally, finally today, it is finished and I absolutely love it!
Here is my original inspiration:
This is from Dayspring and is about $65. My whole project was under $30.
So I took a trip to Michael's and purchased a few pre-cut wood pieces at $1.99 each.
The wood pieces had a raised insert in the middle, so I traced out the shape and hand cut each piece of paper. Once the fit was just right, glued it down with some mod podge and then painted two coats of mod podge on top.
Put C hooks in the holes to hang on the rod.
Now, for hanging, we put screw anchors into the wall to screw the knobs into. I punched holes into ribbon (that I doubled up for added strength) and put those around the screw of the knob. I found the curtain rod for $3 at Ross. Cheap and serves it's purpose!