When hosting this archery themed baby shower
, I knew I wanted to decorate the mantel with fringe to match the garland, but I didn’t want something permanent that would damage the paint. By using washi tape, double sided tape, and gold glitter tape, I was able to create a fringe that looked polished and was safe to use. Yes, this DIY is tape galore.
P.S. Please ignore the black smoke stain on the fireplace. That’ll be clean as soon as roaring fire season is over.
If you’re wanting a fun and non-committal way to dress up your mantel, this mantel fringe is just the ticket. And it’s pretty darn easy.
- Measuring tape
- Tissue paper
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Washi tape
- Double sided tape
- Gold glitter tape
Measure your mantel. Cut tissue paper into rectangles of various sizes and colours, totalling the length of your mantel. Carefully cut each rectangle into strips, leaving a 1/4 inch margin at the top. A guillotine style paper cutter works great for this.
Clean your mantel, making sure there’s no dust or debris.
Lay a strip of washi tape all the way across the top of your mantel.
Lay a strip of double sided tape on top of the washi tape.
Place each piece of fringed tissue paper across the double sided tape. Make sure to keep it in a straight line right at the edge of the tape.
Cover the top with a strip of gold glitter tape all the way across the mantel.
There you have it!
Now one thing I regret not doing and highly recommend is, before cutting, to iron your tissue paper to make it as flat as possible. That way you avoid that wrinkly look I have going on.
Happy mantel fringing!
Check back tomorrow for the arrow straw and cupcake topper DIY’s.
Story and question time:
On my mantel is a deer antler my dad found in their backyard.
It’s one of my most favourite items ever.
What’s your favourite item on your mantel?