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
So what do you think? I kinda love it. It’s my orange and aqua fall mantel. : ) : )
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
Never would have guess right?
Ok, back to the mantel!
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!
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!
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 ; )
I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of the wreath…guess I’m a little partial!
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!
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!