A Fall Mantle

What I Want Wednesday

Those that know me well, know that my mantle usually causes me stress.  I’m always fooling with it and just when I think I’m settled into it the season changes and it’s time for an update!  That’s exactly how I felt this week, I had just finished decorating with some blue and white accents that I was pleased with and then the fall bug drew me in!  I decided I wanted to get my fall mantle going.

I took a trip to A.C. Moore and Michaels in search of some little pumpkins to paint for my mantle and I was thinking I would do another decoupage plaque.  Of course I came home with more than I could tackle in a day, but I thought I would share what I’ve started off with — a pumpkin with a little bling and a super easy arrangement.

I found a decent looking black vase for $6 and some nice fillers.  A branch with pumpkins, some feathers and an adorable owl.  I also got a witches hat to paint and some really cool Martha Stewart decoupage paper with a plaque.

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I bought these little white pumpkins and used some painters tape to tape off where I wanted a change in color.  I used acrylic paints to paint them.  I had to do some damage control however because when I peeled off the tape it looked very messy.  I had purchased some “bling on a roll”  at Michaels which is a sticky strip of sequins, I used this to cover the messy job and it worked quite well.

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Then I put together an arrangement with only four items, a branch with pumpkins, a feather filler, an adorable little owl sitting on a branch and some beads on a wire.

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Look how cute that little owl is (found at Michael’s) notice the leopard like pattern on his feathers?

So I feel like I’m off to a good start with my fall/halloween mantle this year (and so early in the season!)  I just wish the photos came out a little better I know the lighting is off but it’s from my phone so I can’t expect too much.

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If your feeling like it’s time to get your fall decorating going, Kate from the blog Centsational Girl features a “link party” each fall which is a great source for inspiration.  Check out this link here  {Thrifty Decor Chick} to view the fall mantle link party. Each day this week there is something different to check out.

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Have a beautiful day!!

 

3 thoughts on “A Fall Mantle

  1. I love the pumpkin!!! Wouldn’t even cross my mind to try it myself……….one of these days I’ll have to try a project myself – Jenna would love it.

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