Fall Mantel 2012

I was so excited to decorate my mom’s mantel this year, since I don’t have one of my own!  Remember how we made over her living room a few months ago?  I was excited to dress up her newly white mantel for fall – and I’m loving how it turned out!

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That wreath in the middle is really the show-stopper here, and it was a beast and a half to make.  BUT I’m loving the end product, and I’m loving that it can be used over and over again over many different seasons.

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I re-used the fall letter frames from last year’s mantel:

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The pinecone garland was bought at a yard sale for $1 a few years ago:

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The copper pot was a planter for some bulbs a few years ago:

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All of the corn husks were bought from a local farm:

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What do you think of my fall mantel this year?  Leave a link to your fall mantels – I’d love to see them!

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  1. Hi Christina: This is a gorgeous mantel. You are right–the book-page wreath is definitely a show-stopper–I love it! The fall letter frames are a pretty pretty idea as well.
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  2. Awe, wish I had a mantel to decorate! Love it Christina! :)

  3. So very pretty! I love how the bookpages in the wreath and the fall sign tie everything together. Lovely!
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  4. Love it, Christina! Your mom’s pretty lucky to have you around to decorate for her :)
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  5. That wreath is just lovely! Makes me want to go pull out my glue gun and make one for myself. I have a very small hymnal that we used at the church I attended growing up – it would make a really small version of that – I just might do it!
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  6. Andrea Butler says:

    Gorgeous, chic and crisp!!

    love it!

  7. Wow, that is one gorgeous wreath and I love the pinecone garland and FALL letters. I wish I had a mantel to decorate! Maybe I should go decorate my mom’s too! ;)
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  8. Great job! The wreath is wonderful!

  9. Beautiful mantle! Beautiful wreath!

  10. Oh how beautiful!!! You did a great job on your wreath!!!! It looks so elegant! Nicely done!
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  11. Awesome! It would also be cool to spray paint the wreath lightly in a tea color or with that spray mist stuff…

  12. I love it Christina! You’re right, that wreath is stunning! I love how you used the book pages in the frames too. Ties it all together nicely. :)
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  13. What a beautiful mantel! I really like the framed FALL letters!

  14. Beautiful! I love the wreath!
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  15. Very pretty, clean and simple fall mantle! I’m still working on perfecting mine…so no post yet! Great job!

  16. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Someday Crafts! I featured your mantle on the blog today!

  17. Fabulous wreath and mantle, I love it:)
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  18. LOVE the “fall” letters!
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  19. This is such a great idea. I also dried some hydrangeas a couple of weeks ago, and would love to do a frame like this.
    Would be great for Christmas too. Thanks for sharing.

  20. cabell Shelly says:

    how did you make the wreath?


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