I am so excited to show you my fall faux-mantel this year!
I don’t have a mantle, but that didn’t stop me from decorating the top of my bookshelf! And – those doors are actually hiding fuseboxes! I used lots of things I already had in my house, and only bought a few things from the Dollar Store.
I bought these cheap-o frames at the Dollar store:
I spray-painted the frames Oil-rubbed bronze. Then I mod-podged some ripped up bookpages directly onto the back of the glass of the frames.
Next, I made some letters on the computer, and formatted them so they would fit in a 5×7 frame. I printed them out, and then cut them out (I only made one “l”, because I could re-use it for the other “l” in “fall”)
I then traced those letters on brown scrapbook paper, and then mod-podged them directly onto the front of the glass frames.
On the left of the display, I used 2 Dollar Store vases (one elevated by a candlestick) filled with some glass marbles and some Dollar Store reeds/sticks I cut down.
I then used the same copper planter I used in my winter vignette, and the BD knock-off book bundle I posted a tutorial on here. I added some burlap for some texture!
I also used my thrift store bird cage on the right, which I filled with a brown candle and some “berry” fillers I had around. Now, don’t lecture me…I only lit the candle for the pictures, and if when I light it again, it will only be for small time periods. I’m not trying to start any house fires
And…here’s the finished product!
I also love that the whole thing cost me $7 ($4 for the frames, $2 for the vases, $1 for the reeds)
What’s your favorite part of fall?!
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