Fall Mantel

Is it still unseasonably warm where you live?  Where is this Fall weather that should be here?  I guess I will have to wait a bit longer.  But I just couldn’t wait any longer to decorate my Fall mantel. I was almost ready to break out the decorations at the end of August but just couldn’t bring myself to do it.  I forced myself to wait until September.

And the best part… I had everything in my stash from last year!

I added the old window to my mantel earlier this year and I love it.  It is the perfect backdrop and can be used for any season or holiday.  

The beads are actually candle holders that I bought a long time ago.    Lately I have been really drawn to  these type of beads.  I used them on my Autumn wreath.

The frames spell out the word Autumn.  I made these a while ago (before the Cricut and Silhouette became popular). Yes, those letters were drawn and cut by hand {shocker}

I filled my dollar store hurricane vase with plastic jewel pumpkins and leaves ( also from the dollar store) and a candle.

A couple more candles, some fall colored flowers, and a star shaped lantern and I’ve got myself a new seasonal mantel.

Now if this weather could just take a hint!

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is a mother of two living in coastal North Carolina. Her lifestyle blog, Here Comes the Sun, contains easy crafts, recipes and DIY projects. She enjoys the beach, is a chocolate addict and loves chevron, chalkboards and the Beatles.

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  1. Paula Parrish says

    It has been a super hot summer, and I am also ready for the fall weather. Love your fall mantel design, super creative. ;o)

  2. says

    I love the whole shebang! But, the best part for me are those framed letters! I love that you cut ’em out by hand. (I don’t have a specialized cutting tool, so I kick it old school.) :) Great job, my dear!


  3. Barbara Hiatt says

    Love it Kelly! I’m dying to find an old window to add to my mantel! Great job! I’m pinning:)
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  4. says

    I love the idea of using the window as the focal point and then changing its accents for the holidays.
    We are about to buy a house with TWO fireplaces, so I’m really excited for mantle ideas!

  5. MJ says

    Ah! I need to find myself a window. I love the way it looks on the mantel. Definitely in the market for some good fall mantel inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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