I had one other little thing I wanted to show you before I revealed my full mantel, but I decided it wasn't worth a whole separate post because it was so simple. So I'm going to show it to you now along with the full mantel. Be very excited :)
First ~ a leaf garland made out of felt. Inspiration for this cute project came from Elsie who blogged about her garland here
All I did was cut some leaf shapes
out of felt in these different fall colors
and string them together using brown yarn
and a needle with a big eye
Simple. And so, so cute.
Now the mantel!
My mantel is tiny. It's about 7 inches deep and only 42 inches wide, so there's not a whole lot I can do with it. But I'm just happy to have one. So with that limited space, here is what I came up with:
I LOVE all the orange
The orange plaque on the right is hard to see in the picture above, so here is a close-up so you can see what it says. I made it a few years ago at a Super Saturday activity.
The big candlesticks are from Home Goods, and the orange candles are from the dollar store. When I moved in the strip along the middle of the mantel was brass, so I just spray painted it black. Such a big difference for something so simple. I'm loving how everything came together!
For a recap on how I made the leaf wreath and FALL letters, check these links: