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Fall Mantel {Orange & Aqua}

I am so giddy to share my fall mantel with you today!
But real quick…did you notice the blog redesign? I hope you like it… I did it myself : ) I feel like this one is much more me!

Ok… back to the mantel. I am not a craft ahead kind of blogger, many a days I am writing the post the morning it goes up. There are a few reasons for this.

one – I am always behind and pretty much a procrastinator
two – I can’t stand waiting to post something once it’s done.

My Fall Mantel – the faux kind

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

So what do you think? I kinda love it. It’s my orange and aqua fall mantel. : ) : )

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

My favorite part by far is this wreath. Maybe because it’s awesome, or maybe because it took me like 3 weeks to finish.
Part of that because I couldn’t ever sit down for a long period of time and part of it because it was super tedious!
Oh but SO worth it now that it is  hanging in my living room!

That’s not even the best part….. those leaves are not even attached to the wreath
I know, crazy right? But just like a magician never reveals his secrets…. ok fine, bloggers do reveal theirs so here’s my little secret:

The leaves where a stem that I bought from hobby lobby. I was playing around figure how I wanted to attach it and tie it in to the fall mantel and I stuck it in one of those mason jars to hold it up. It looked perfect… my husband thought I glued them on. Pretty cool right? Want to know how I made the wreath? Check out the tutorial

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

Never would have guess right?

Ok, back to the mantel!

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

I took my super duper awesome garage sale old aqua colored mason jars and stood them up on some candle sticks I had lying around. Then I filled them with some mini pumpkins and pine cones from Wal Mart. Aren’t they just adorable?…. I really do have a problem with mini sized things, they really are just cuter!

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

I love love love my cheese cloth pumpkins. I dyed them myself : ) It was my first time dying fabric and I’m kinda in love with it! It really isn’t as messy or bad as you might think. I’ll be sharing my tutorial for that very soon!

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

I got that stem of leaves from hobby lobby 40% off. It is stunning, so if you see some, I’d grab them….just sayin ; )

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of the wreath…guess I’m a little partial!

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

And of course my Fall Printable < you can get your own copy too : )

So are you feeling the orange and aqua this fall? I thought I was crazy a few weeks ago, but I have been seeing it around, makes me feel a little better!

An Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel // Cherishedbliss.com

Plus it just worked with the dresser. Now just to convince the owners of this house to paint the paneling behind it : )
Have you done your fall mantel?

Don’t forget to check out my post on fun things to do with those leaves falling in your yard!
Eight Projects with Leaves // Cherished Bliss

I linked up here:
fall mantel party centsational girl

DIY Show Off Fall Festival Party


  1. says

    I see you did already link up… WOOP WOOP! Love the whole set up and arrangement. So pretty. Love your wreath, and the pop of turq. Great job. hugs, jen

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much Jen!! I did link up! First thing I did this morning…after coffee and sending the little man to school ; )

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much Crystal! I was a little concerned about that wreath half way through, but it turned out better than I imagined! : )

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Ginger! I got them in Fredricksburg, TX at giant flee market type thing. Basically it’s a huge ongoing garage sale. Chris thought I was CRAZY buying old broken shutters, lol!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks for sharing Emily! Man o man, that wreath was definitely tedious… so glad it’s over because I almost quit several times, lol. It was totally worth it looking back though!

  2. says

    I love the colors and the arrangement! You so make me what to redo my mantle…..and maybe go shopping for a few items to put up there:). I really liked your cheesecloth pumpkins. Great Idea.

    Once the dying bug bits you there’s no turning back.

    • Ashley says

      Thank you so much! I really enjoyed putting this one together, especially my pumpkins. I have to say, I might be addicted to dying fabric : )

  3. says

    What an awesome color combo! I’m always trying to find a way to integrate something new into seasonal decor. This is an unexpected touch that looks awesome! Also, it goes with what you have. Also, those leaves DO look like they glued to the wreath! I love happy accidents :)
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    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much! I’m not even sure how I decided to go with the orange and aqua… it just kinda happened with me pulling stuff out of my closet to put on there, lol! A happy accident I suppose : ) I love changing up my “mantel” it gives my house a nice change without a whole lot of work! I’d love to see yours if you change it up!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much, I’ll try and get over there. I’m running so behind having friends in town….eek.. the holiday season seems to be starting early this year, lol! Have a great night!

  4. says

    Hi Ashley, I’m loving all your fall stuff ah decorations! They look terrific and inviting, too! I took the liberty of pinning your fall/Thanksgiving printable on my Pinterest. Hope you visit me at #250 on the hop “At The Picket Fence” is leading. Thanks, Helen

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much Brittany! I don’t know how it happened, lol. I was just pulling stuff out and grabbed the aqua mason jars and it just kinda happened. I wish I could say I was a genius with color, but it was really more of a happy accident ; ) Have a great night!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much Taryn! You are too sweet : ) I kinda have a complete blog crush on you, so I’m pretty giddy you stopped by! : )

  5. says

    Oh my! WOW!!! It’s gorgeous! Just GORGEOUS! I’m in love! Ya know, I have a weathered shutter piece and ALMOST used that but then decided I wanted to go ahead and do something crazy. I hung up a piece of fencing that was knocked down by Hurricane Ike. I LOVE it.
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    • Ashley says

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment, I LOVE your mantel, just saw it : ) Where do you live? I just moved from Houston to Wisconsin… I remember Hurricane Ike : )

  6. Treva Hammond says

    Where do I find all of your projects? This is the most inspirational fall project I have ever seen….the corn, the aqua, the mason jars……..I am so inspired by your creation! I want to try something like this, but will have to improvise on the shutter. I painted barn siding (old nail heads and knotholes included) on my kitchen wall to match the wallpaper I ran out of, so I thought about using this technique on an old square piece of board. What do you think?

    • Ashley says

      You are too sweet! I’m actually in the process of updating my project gallery, but you can find it at the top of my blog (above the header). Here is a link to all the tutorials on my blog: http://cherishedbliss.com/category/tutorials you will see my most recent ones at the top. It goes from newest post to oldest post : )

      Wow.. what an undertaking on your kitchen wall! I would love to see that : ) I think that would be awesome on a piece of board! I’m just not very good at painting details like that… something else I do is my pallet backdrop, here is the tutorial for that: http://cherishedbliss.com/2012/04/entry-way-pallet-wood.html

      Thanks again for stopping by and your sweet comment, so glad you liked the mantel : ) Have a great night!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Jen! I had so much fun with that wreath. It took a while, but so totally worth it. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ashley says

      HAHA! I seriously got a little sad there at the beginning of your comment : ) Thanks Hilani! You’re always so sweet! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  7. says

    I love October pumpkins–always have, but have always struggled with the color orange. Aqua is my favorite and I never would have thought to combine them. I’m so glad you did and shared this because I actually love them together! Very pretty mantle. Nicely done.
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    • Ashley says

      Thanks Shannon! Aqua is my favorite too, it was all just a happy accident, but I’m so happy with it. So glad you like it : )

  8. says

    Thanks for the great fall printable. I was looking for something extra to add to my faux mantel (which I am late on getting up). THANKS AGAIN

    • Ashley says

      So glad you like it Kim!! I’d love for you to share your faux mantel once you have it up : ) Have a great day!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Kathy! Nope, you are certainly not the only one. I am usually still typing it up right before I hit publish. Sometimes I’ll get a little ahead and have a few extra projects waiting for me to hit publish, but I use those up so fast that I don’t think it really counts, lol! Thanks for stopping by : )

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Kristy! I had so much fun with that last year. I might have to duplicate it again since I can’t seem to get unpacked to make anything new, lol!

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