10.05.2009

Fall Mantle - Tutorial Tuesday


I hang onto summer well into September. But, now that we've turned the page on the calendar and the nights are pretty nippy, it's time to bring out the Fall Mantle.

I have to admit, I'm not a huge fall decorating kind of girl. The boys have a huge "haunted trail" out back and I don't like the scarecrow, bale of hay thing out front (mostly because I'm lazy and begin my Christmas decorating right after Thanksgiving).

I keep it pretty simple around here. I do a bit with the mantle and place a pumpkin here and there and call it a day.

For the most part, I shopped the house. But, I picked up this fantastic wreath from TJ Maxx for about $30 last year. It has apples and pomegranates and it has the same color green as my wall. It's just about perfect! A tall orange pitcher, some moss in a dish, a pumpkin standing in for a candle on the candle stick...



I nestled my bird nest in some brilliant red fall leaves and sprinkled it with colorful feathers I stole off the ground by my neighbor's feeders...shhhh...



A fabric pumpkin nestles on the hearth:




A fun paper leaf garland to string haphazardly over it all:



Here are some tutorials to help if you're interested in crafting the pumpkin or garland:

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

Simple and Beautiful Paper Leaf Garland Tutorial

Head on over to A Soft Place to Land to see some other Fall DIY projects

DIY Day @ ASPTL


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29 comments :

  1. Hi, Jennifer!! :) I love that unique wreath, and the leaf garland is too cute. Stopping by from Kimba's party tonight. :)

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  2. Looks gorgeous. I love that leaf garland, I might have to make one of those.

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  3. I think that looks great but I am a less is more kind of gal.

    I looovveeee fall decorating...I'm too lazy to do it all for Christmas!

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  4. Very pretty! I LOVE your garland :)

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  5. Hey Jennifer,
    It looks great. I love the fabric pumpkin and your wreath is perfect above your hearth. Congrats on being #1 at DIY :). Isn't it a thrill?

    Blessings,
    Beth

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  6. Oh so Pretty! LOVE the pumpkins and your tutorial is the EASIEST I've seen yet!

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  7. Beautiful! I love it! I wish we had a fireplace!

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  8. Your mantle looks amazing, just love everything, the wreath, the nest, leaves and feathers. You've inspired me to get started on my fall decor!

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  9. I never think to decorate for fall because Christmas is so close. (read... lazy!) Your adorable wreath has me second guessing that.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Donna

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  10. It looks beautiful. Yes, I guess it is time to get the pumpkins out. Time is FLYING!

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  11. I love your fall decor, it's simple and beautiful! God's blessings on your week, Sarah :D

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  12. Love that green wall color! Simple and classic fall decorating...looks awesome :o) I'm a new follower...
    peace, cindy

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  13. I love your fall decorations...looks great!!

    Kathy :)

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  14. Looks great! Especially like the paper leaf vine...very unique! ~Rhonda :)

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  15. I absolutely L-O-V-E your mantels!!!

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  16. Your mantle designs are beautiful! If you have a chance, check out my site for more mantle design info. http://www.networx.com/article/make-the-most-of-your-mantel

    I really enjoy your blog!

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  17. so darling! I'm diggin your fireplace displays - I just posted about my fireplace on my new little blog if ya wanna pop over for a visit. Beautiful job!

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  18. gorgeous! I can't wait to get all my fall stuff out and decorate!

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  19. You're right, that wreath is perfect! And gorgeous. I love your simple look.

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  20. Looks amazing! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog!

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  21. The nest with the leaves and feathers is so sweet!

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  22. You are so good! I'd be thrilled if I were to change my mantle out once a year.

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  23. Love the blog (I found it after purchasing one of your family trees from Etsy last Christmas)! I'd like to tag you with an Honest Scrap Award!

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  24. I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!! I love Fall decor.

    Eliza’s blog

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  25. I LOVE THIS! Esp. the little bowl with a nest... awww.

    Blessings,
    LMM

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