I wrapped up decorating my fall mantle this week and there are two amazing points to this statement.
First, I must note for the first time in my life I actually didn't wait to dig out my fall decorations ten seconds before fall was over and secondly, I only spent $6.41 to put this bad boy together. Can I get a hallelujah!
As some of you know, our fireplace had a Joan River's style face lift last fall (thankfully, ours came out looking much better than hers). So I was super duper excited to decorate this year.
The "fall is in the air" twig sign was a DIY project I shared with you all a few days ago.
The lanterns were from Kirkland's Home (I think...they were purchased years ago).
Mr Owl was a gift from my dad last Christmas. Something my parents found on one of their many travels around the country. I love that dang owl. Of course, I realize in real life owls are typically bigger than lanterns and pumpkins but this is an itty bitty, magical owl PEOPLE!
I found the fall garland at Michael's for half off.
The beaded garland was a fun find at Goodwill a few weeks ago.
I found three strands each for just forty-seven cents.
They were Christmas garland but I brought them home and prettied them with some spray paint.
The large white monogrammed pumpkin I made last year with some scrapbook paper.
The little white pumpkin was from Michael's and the taupe pumpkin was a Dollar Store pumpkin that I antique glazed last fall as well. The wooden stool is something that has been sitting on my project-to-do-list for weeks now. I'm going to make it over for Baby B but I haven't decided on what the heck I'm doing with it yet. So in the mean time, it serves as a wonderful pumpkin base.
So there you have it....my first attempt at decorating a mantle for fall.
I'm really pleased with how simple and aetestically clean it looks.
But I'm doublisicious excited that I was able to decorate by using a lot of stuff I already had lying around the house. Now it's on to the front porch! Have you started decorating for fall yet?
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