I usually hate my mantel, but for Halloween I was pretty happy with it.
I really liked all of the elements and the balance the large Raven artwork helped to create for the champagne bucket full of black sticks. Obviously I can’t leave the Raven up there, so I will need to find something else to fill that spot, but I knew that spray paint could fix those sticks.
These are the same sticks, still wedged in the same foam in the same champagne bucket. I didn’t remove the sticks to paint them, instead I took the whole thing outside.
I put the champagne bucket into a plastic grocery bag and secured the top to protect it from the spray paint. I used Krylon’s metallic in Caramel Latte and sprayed right over the black sticks. When dry, I hot glued a few fabric leaves here and there on the sticks.
Now to finish the other side of the mantel.
(And to put away the rest of the Halloween stuff. There’s a lot to put away.)