Mother’s Day Mantle Decor from Family Ever After

Hi! I’m Rachel, and my blog is Family Ever After.
I am a country girl at heart… my 4 sisters and I grew up in South   Dakota. I’ve know my husband since we were 12, he grew up there too! I   went to college at BYU, where I learned how to sew, and majored in  Family and Consumer Science   Education. Right out of college, I taught middle school sewing for one  year. I’m now  living my  dream being a mom to three kids. I’m very passionate about  letting them “help”  me do projects. Basically, my blog is a big mish  mash of  things I love:  sewing, crafting, food, family, travel, gardening, running, and taking pictures of  it all!

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I have been using Coats and Clarks products for a long time, and I love them. I am excited to share my latest creation using one of their newest products, called Phoomph. With my 5 year old daughter’s help, we created these fun cheerful decorations for my Mother’s Day mantle.

What I love about Phoomph is that it provides a quick and easy way to anyone to play with fabric. This is a great product for those who don’t know how to sew, or don’t like to sew, but still love and want to incorporate beautiful fabrics into their decor.
 It’s basically like a two-sided sticker- you peel the backing papers off, and the Phoomph is a strong adhesive… the perfect medium for fabric. .
My daughter was so excited to help! She did great.
A charm-pack of cheerful prints worked great for this project.
 Once my fabric squares were adhered toof the Phoomph, I went to work. I traced two different sized circles, with a fabric chalk pencil.
I also made some easy leaf templates and traced them.
Then, using paper scissors I cut the squares apart, removed the backing from the other side of the Phoomph and adhered another fabric square to the back.  I then cut out the shape I had traced.
I make a simple cut through the radius of each circle.
Then I interlocked two circles together, to create a whimsical little “flower.”
Then I gathered some wooden skewers for the stems.
I simply used hot glue to attach the flowers to the skewers.
Then I added the leaves.
On some of the skewers, I decided to wrap them in washi tape.
For others, I actually glued them so some cute paper straws.
I had some red burlap, and used some aqua perler cotton floss.
I strung the fabric leaves onto the burlap and make one continuous strand of leaves.
Then, without glue, I positioned it onto a twiggy wreath.
I just LOVE the quick pop of color this adds in my living room.
I love looking at the projects that my daughter helped me make. It’s a  great reminder of why I love to create, and what Mother’s Day means to  me… spending time with those I love, doing things we love.
xoxo, Rachel
See you there!


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