Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Fall Mantel

Today I got a little side tracked from the closet to focus on the fall mantel!! I put a lot of it out last week or the week after, but hadn't finished the mantel!! I plan on putting out the Halloween stuff shortly as well, probably next weekend in October!! Today I did make 2 things to add to the fall decor around here.

First I made a wreath. I used this bunch of chinese lanterns I bought today. I just cut them off and glued them onto a grapevine wreath.

The finished product is a super cute, plain wreath that works for fall and Halloween. I placed it inside a larger wreath!
The second thing I did today was update a pillow. I took the pillow that was sitting in the chair, and added some orange stripes.
I used duct tape and measured them out. And then painted with normal craft paint!
The cutest!!
With these two projects completed today, the living room really feels like fall. Here's the rest of the room and mantel.
I added 3 fake leaves in the frame and made a burlap banner with vinyl stickers.




22 comments:

  1. Love how the pillow turned out!! Super cute!

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  2. Thanks for joining us over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's fun to see everyone! Come on over tomorrow and sign up for our Spotlight Giveaway! We would love to have you!! xoxo

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  3. Wow. That's a lovely spot you've got there ;D

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  4. Oh that looks perfect! Great job! I just finished sewing some fall pillows too.

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  5. What a gorgeous room! The mantel looks beautiful!

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  6. Love it! Everything looks beautiful. Love your wall color. To keep your link up at TCB, please link back to Today's Creative Blog when participating in Get Your Craft On.

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  7. Everything looks great, so cozy and inviting. I just love the fall colors!

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  8. Love the cheating pillow!!! I also heart your garland. Found my way over here via the nester. Love your little thrifty world. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  9. Stopping by from the Nester's mantel party. I love how warm and cozy your fireplace area looks!

    Alison
    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  10. Super cute! I'm impressed with how well your stripes turned out.

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    http://dragonflyfeathers.blogspot.com/2010/10/featuring-my-favorites-friday-no5_01.html

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  12. Your mantel looks so good...what a cozy little corner! Love that pillow:)

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  13. Oh my goodness - I am LOVING that pillow! What a great idea.

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  14. Ashley,
    Your fall decor looks outstanding and I just love your CUTE pillow!!! Happy Fall!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. i love the burlap banner. you inspired me to make one tonite!

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  16. Very nicely done! You have some great ideas!

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