It's beginning to look a little like fall around here. I finally got everything done to put my Fall Mantel together this weekend. I really didn't have to do much because I already had most all these things but, with the temps and humidity we have been having I just was not motivated to put out pumpkins and fall leaves yet This year I decided to go with the traditional colors of fall. I love the oranges, golds and browns. that are so prevalent now. Last year I did a more neutral design and although I liked it I wasn't in love with it.
So let me take you on a little tour of the mantel. I have the new wreath I made as the focal point. This wreath is made out of scrapbook and book page paper - I will be doing a tutorial on it next week. I decided it would be best showcased on a chalkboard I made out of an old picture that I had. Then I simply wrote the word FALL below the wreath. I love the way it makes a statement with the contrast of the oranges against the black.
On the left of the mantel I placed a couple of old books sans covers and then set a twine wrapped bottle that I filled with "faux" sunflowers, grasses and leaves on top of them. I placed a couple of dollar store pumpkins and a white wooden candle stick with a fat candle tied with raffia next to the pumpkins.
On the right side I placed a vintage lantern with a couple of dollar store pumpkins stacked inside. Next to it are two wooden candlesticks with candles tied with raffia and another small pumpkin. A very simple arrangement of things I already had except the wreath which I made.
I really love the simplicity and vibrant colors of this mantel. And - the fact that it was quite low cost since I already had everything.
How bout you? Have you started your fall decor or are the temps where you live leaving you unmotivated also? I would love to hear about what you are up to. Leave me a comment below. I answer all of them through email.
Until next time - have fun creating something you love.
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