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?