Monday, October 15, 2012

Fab Fall Mantle

October has already gotten away from me . . . it's half over and I'm still getting out my decorations!  I guess my birthday celebration in Round Top last week was a bigger bump in the road than I anticipated - but oh so worth the trip!  Can't wait to share with you all of my "fall haul," but this quick mantle I put together last week will have to do for today! 

I made the burlap wreath last year for my door outside, but I've also got an awesome Halloween wreath as well, so I decided not to wait and use it on the mantle now.

It will carry me through to December it looks so great! 
For instructions on how to make your own burlap awesomeness, go here!

I like to add seasonal pictures of the kids.  These two are some of my favorite from Halloweens past.

Sheep in a sheep costume - How CUTE is that?!
On the other side I added some candy corn in my hurricane glass for color and placed on a stack of old books for some variation in height.

The books came from Round Top (Warrenton actually) at my friend Winnie's, who always has rooms full of vintage to comb through.  most of these I bought just for the color of the covers since I was doing a fall mantle, though I must admit 'Man Alive: You're Half Dead!' seemed apropos for Halloween!

Finished off with a few small pumpkins and . . .  I think I like it!
And I hope you find some inspiration from it too!

Take a good look at this mantle though, because that big, bulky (weird) chunk of wood you see hanging over my fireplace won't be there much longer . . . . yippee!

Sharing this sassy project at Mop it Up Mondays, Debbie Doo's Newbie Party, Take-A-Look Tuesday, Wow Us Wednesdays, Cowgirl Up, Whimsy Wednesdays, Show and Share, Overflowing with Creativity, Creative Me, Made You Look


  1. Lovely inspiration!
    I loved how you added the detail from Halloween Past... might put a dent on the scary detail - too cute and too lovely - but a detail to treasure.
    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks Teresa! I felt a tad guilty that only one of the two kiddos made the mantle in this post, but his pics are out too - ha! And I'm sure we have many scary Halloweens ahead of us - but for now it's still just cute!

  2. I love your mantel and your wreath is adorable. thanks for sharing.

    1. Yay! Simple, handmade and inexpensive - I KNEW you'd love it!! And I managed to get your link on there without being reminded too ;o)

      Hope you're having a great week nad thanks for taking the time to look!