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Natural Fall Mantel

Natural Fall Mantel

So I’ve said it about 10 million times that I’m totally in the fall mood. I’ve been prepping for some serious fall decor. And this past weekend, I finished switching my mantel from summer to fall! And I couldn’t be happier with it! It all started with a little day trip the hubby and I took up into the mountains…

Mount Evans Fall 2012

We had heard that the aspens had begun to change to a fiery yellow on Mount Evans! And seeing as how this is our first fall living near the Rocky Mountains, we had to go see the change for ourselves!

Mount Evans Fall 2012

We absolutely loved seeing the mountains streaked with the beautiful yellow trees!

Mount Evans Fall 2012

Natural Fall Mantel

It was like the scene from a movie or postcard! When we got home, I wanted to start working on my fall mantel immediately! That little trip got me even MORE in the mood for my fall decorations!

I really wanted to go with a natural and neutral colored mantel. So I used the grapevine pumpkin I found at Target, an old metal lantern, and spray painted some dollar store pumpkins white. I picked up some wheat sheaves from the store and I used one of my DIY apothecary jars to hold a bunch of pinecones. And then I raided my bookshelf for some pretty neutral books to add a pop of fun {don’t read into the titles so much… I was going for looks}!

Now you see what I did with my vintage wooden harvest sign I showed you all before!

And, like so many of you, I’m in love with all things bunting. So I raided my fabric stash and found some leftover muslin. Yippee! {I knew holding on to things most people would throw out would pay off! I’m not a hoarder!… yet.} I drew some letters onto the muslin and painted them. I whipped out the ole’ hot glue gun {we’ve become BFFs… I use it all. the. time. We’re glued at the hip!! HA! Get it!? Get it?… crickets… nevermind.} and glued those muslin letters onto some twine! I’m in love with my new autumn bunting!

Natural Fall Mantel

And there you have it! My natural and neutral fall mantel! What do you think? Have you started decorating for fall yet?

talitha