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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Mantle

Last week I shared some of my Fall Mantel over at A Stroll Thru Life.  In case you missed it, I am sharing it again today with an addition to the mantle.
Here is what my mantle looked like in the past few weeks.   
A little boring...but then again, it was in between seasons.

Here is my mantle ready for Fall.


I found my Fall decor at my favorite store...Home Goods.  I just love the creamy white pumpkins.  I took a little crate and laid it on it's side and filled it with a few mini-pumpkins.
On the other side I took some more pumpkins and a lantern I had purchased during the summer.  I like decorating my vignettes using three items in varying heights.  That's usually a safe bet for a good look.
I made book covers out of scrapbook paper and tied it together with a little raffia.  So simple, yet it adds so much texture and interest to the mantle.

It still felt like something was missing.  I needed something for that empty spot in the middle.  I really wanted an owl, but in looking around I couldn't find one I loved.  So instead...

I started with a box that we received an invitation to a party in.  It was a nice sturdy box just the right size for what I had in mind.  I picked out a piece of scrapbook paper in the right color and using Mod Podge adhered it to the lid of the box (no need to do the back...no one will see it).
Then I went to the Graphics Fairy and printed and cut out this owl.  
Then using some scrapbook letters I added the words "Happy Fall".
Now my mantle is complete for Fall.  What do you think?

-Judy

20 comments:

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Hi Judy! Looking good! I love that you used items you already had on hand.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Lovely mantel Judy, great idea for the owl. I agree you need different heights to get a good wow effect. The pumpkins look like a dirty white, I love them:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think you are definitely ready for Fall, Judy! Great idea for adding the owl.

Ange said...

Oh I love owls and that's perfect! Isn't it great when we can use stuff found on the internet and around our home to decorate with? Thanks for sharing today, I might be inspired to do my mantle now!

Sue said...

I would never have thought of this idea, and it looks terrific!

=)

Lesley said...

Cozy....Don't ya just love white pumpkins?!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Genius!!! Love the box addition.. hugs ~lynne~

At The Picket Fence said...

I love it Judy! And the addition of the owl print is just perfect! :-)
Vanessa

Honey at 2805 said...

The mantle is beautiful, Judy! I'm loving the white pumpkins!

I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday! You are such a big help in making it a success!
I missed you last week!

Karen S. said...

Oh yeah, very nice, and I love the romantic lighting! Very nice touch!

Lola said...

Terrific original idea!

Have a great weekend too & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,

The Johnson Diaries

Modern Country Lady said...

Super sweet!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful and can work right through Thanksgiving!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love this! Cute idea using the crate on its side like that too -- and love the way you turned a simple box into a work of art! Very clever!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks great!

Pondside said...

What do I think? It looks great, and you have way more creativity than I do. My mantel still looks the same as it did all summer - time for me to get inspired!

beckyp said...

looks great very creative

Andy said...

Hello.
WoW! Such wonderful creativity!
The owl turned out great.

Thanks for sharing.

The Evening Zephyr

Jenny said...

I think you are brilliant! I love the owl and the various heights and shapes you used to create this masterpiece!

You could modify this idea for each holiday, too!

This was really, really a clever post!

Hope to Z you again soon!

A+

Chris said...

Hi Judy, what a beautiful job you wid with your mantle for Fall - very tasteful. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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