Ok, is it mantle or mantel? Does it matter?
Anyhow, here is mine ready for Fall.
I think I’m the last person in blogland to make a fabric pennant! It was so fun and easy. I have no idea why I’m so late to that party! I just used a little fabric scrap (remember how much I’ve been loving leopard lately?), some burlap, a black fabric marker, and raffia ribbon. Hot glued the whole thing together and taped it up there. So easy and I love the end result. Can’t beat a 5 to 10 minute project can you?!
Other than making the fabric pennant, I pretty much kept the mantel the same. I just made a few tweeks here and there. In my silver Target urn, I added in some dried wheat ( I told you I was obsessed) and some feathers (Michaels). The feathers give it a little chicness (that’s a word right?). At least they do to me. 😉
I’m pretty much in love with my Ballard knockoff burlap message board, so I had to keep it up on the mantel. I found a few of my favorite fall pictures of the kids from a few years ago and had them copied to black and white. I really love displaying things in my home that mean something to us.
The gold pumpkins were another Michaels find. I love mixed metals, but you already know this about me. 😉
Now for the full monty. (I try to stop myself but the words just get typed anyway.)
Bring on Fall! I’m ready to curl up with a pumpkin spice latte and finally finish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Good heavens it is taking me sooooo long to finish that book. I am determined though! The movie comes out in December. Have you seen the trailer? I think the movie is going to be soooo good!
So, have you added in a little Fall decor to your mantel?