Instead of removing the mirror that hangs above our mantel, I decided to cover it up and use it like a frame.
the banner was cut to resemble a metal die cut (i used gold glitter paper and my cricut machine)
i used muslin for the backdrop...
and the hexagons are cut from burlap.
for some depth, i painted some of the shapes with metallic acrylic paint.
(click on the links for the tutorial)
brass tack & black mother of pearl eggs
for the mother of pearl eggs, I covered a plastic egg in black tissue paper and glued on the beads with a hot glue gun
mossy squirrel (found at a local shop)
I have one more element to add that's a little more on the "cute & whimsical" side. Stay tuned!