My DIY fall mantle came together in stages this year. I was determined to use items I already had and pull pieces from around my home to make it work. I went with a gold and neutral look and after a few days of piecing everything together I am thrilled with the look.
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My mantle, like most, is a centerpiece in my living room. It can be seen from every main floor area and really sets the tone for the season. In the warmer months I like to keep it crisp and clean, but as the weather turns cool I opt for a more cozy look.
I used dried hydrangeas from my garden as a starting point. I stuck them in glass milk bottles and gave my fall mantle some height with these DIY candle sticks. Adding height and depth to any space gives it dimension and a polished look. I layered my hydrangeas with a marquee letter that I always find a way to use on my mantle and a framed print of golden fall leaves. This black frame with a white mat is the perfect base for every season, I can just change out the print. I also used this spooky Halloween vase minus the spiders that I made a few years back.
I hang on to most holiday decor and pack it up at the end of the season. I love pulling out each item and repurposing it around the house. Many of the items on my fall mantle have been used in other areas of my home over the years. They look new and interesting in a different place now, even though I’m using the same items.
Tell me how you decorate your mantle for fall?
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