Friday, October 21, 2011

fall mantel

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:

Linked to


Between U & Me said...

I featured this post today on my blog! Come check it out! ;D

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Cute and clever and colorful. I love that square wreath. I'm getting ready to switch from my black and white Halloween to colorful fall for Thanksgiving. You gave me some good ideas, thanks!

Kylean said...

I really love your decorations! It looks great! I love the wreath! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kei said...

Love your mantle! That garland is lovely!

Etcetorize said...

Really nice! I especially like the FALL letters. Great colour combination. Thanks so much for sharing at Etecetorize~

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

ABSOLUTELY Awesome! I Love it... AL OF IT! Thanks for linking up to mushki Loves!

Have a great day!