Fall Mantel with gold accents

Fall Mantel Decorating - Step by Step Tips

It is official.  This morning we woke up to 39 degrees outside.

It is fall.

So, I thought I would share my fall mantel today, since that is the one thing that makes it feel officially like fall to me.

I thought I would also share how I put it together as well –especially since it was pretty easy and quick this time.  At the end, I am also going to share some resource ideas for gathering up similar items.

Step 1

I started with an old wood frame with some burlap fabric stapled onto the back (there is also some twine running across because this was being used as jewelry organizer.  I left it because I kind of liked how it looked).  Using a burlap ribbon, I hung a grapevine wreath.  After it was in place, I simply tucked in some dried hydrangea, some feathers and rested some pine cones.  Nothing is glued or attached, so I will easily be able to use the wreath again.

I purposely set the frame to the left, off center.  Somehow, for my eye, that makes it seem more balanced.

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Decorating Ideas: Summer Tablescape

Decorating Ideas: Summer Tablescape


  I have a secret to confess.

I am not the best hostess in the world.

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