With a simple craft project and clippings from nature you can create this easy, natural fall mantel to compliment your decor! This post is sponsored by Delta. I received payment in return for this post, however all opinions are 100% my own!
Today I’m sharing our very first Natural Fall Mantel decor in our new house. It’s also the first time in a very long time that I’ve had a real fireplace to decorate. It’s not technically a functioning fireplace (yet), but it sure makes me happy to have brick in my living room! You’ll also notice there is a trim piece on the right side of the fireplace, I think this was added to run wire for an electrical outlet. That will definitely all get reworked because the lack of symmetry kind of drives me nuts, but baby steps right??
Now let’s talk about a super easy craft idea that is the perfect way to add a little pop to your decor!
I wanted to go very simple for this year’s mantel. I picked up these adorable glass vases from Target’s Dollar Spot, and instantly knew they would be the perfect fit against our brick fireplace. The copper handle added a gorgeous touch of fall color and pairs well with the fresh fall clippings! To make these vases stand out a little against the brick I decided to paint the bottom edge with the Delta Ceramcoat® in white. This paint is a rich and creamy formula providing excellent coverage that’s perfect for base coating, stenciling and decorative painting on multiple surfaces. Once dry it’s a beautiful matte finish.
How to Create an Easy, Natural Fall Mantel
Start with a Focal Point
Our mantel is very shallow so I don’t have a ton of room and had to be pretty selective about what I chose. I decided to go with this large mirror I’ve had for a while now and accent it with my new vases I painted with Delta Ceramcoat®.
How to Make Affordable Vases
Vases are a very common decorative item and sprucing them up a little allows you a more affordable, yet customized appeal. I found these particular vases in the Target Dollar Spot (which is always full of cute little seasonal decor)! Just in case your Target doesn’t have these I’ve rounded up a few other vases from Target that would be a great base for customizing to your style!
Here’s how I made my vases:
Using painter’s tape, tape off the section of the vase you want to paint. Make sure you have fully pressed down the edges to avoid any paint leaking underneath the tape.
Paint the vase with Delta Ceramcoat® and then carefully remove the painter’s tape allowing everything to dry. Two coats may be necessary depending on your vase and paint color choice.
Decorate with Natural Elements
Once the vases dried I added natural clippings from around our house and let nature speak for itself!
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Looking for more Fall Ideas? Click here to see what I’ve done in years past!
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