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DIY Fall Mantle Decor

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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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DIY fall mantle with metallic accents

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.  

DIy fall mantle with marquee letter

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. 

DIy fall mantle with hydrangeas

The other side of my fall mantle features Dollar Store pumpkins painted gold, metallic candle sticks and a piece from a Thanksgiving centerpiece   I made using faux wheat and ribbon. 

DIY fall mantle with gold accents

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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Wednesday 21st of March 2018

Hello Sarah, you did really good job. All DIY are awesome, using your DIY we can save our money and make our house beautiful too. Thanks for posting this blog.

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Friday 20th of October 2017

Thank you for sharing your halloween mantle. I love using the same items each year in a fresh new way.

Tara @ Lehman lane

Thursday 19th of October 2017

Your fall mantel looks great Sarah! Love the gold pumpkins with the Fall letters.


Thursday 19th of October 2017

Sarah I'm all for reusing your things in different parts of the house for different occasions. Your fall mantel looks fresh and inviting. I am loving those jars, need to get one more so I can write on mine too.

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