My 2013 Fall Mantel
08 Tuesday Oct 2013
I put up my fall decorations this past week and luckily I bought and DIYed so many fall decorations last year that I didn’t have to purchase any new ones. Normally I would still buy a few new pieces but with a new baby I’ve been a little sidetracked and I am honestly more budget conscious now than ever. With that being said, I still wanted to spruce up my home for fall, but didn’t want to copy what I did last year, so I decided to mix it up and do something a little different. What you may ask…well I didn’t go with the typical fall color scheme instead I incorporated a few of the pieces from my summer mantel with several Pink and White Mod Podged Pumpkins, a few small Silver and Ivory Pumpkins and then pulled it together with my Autumn Pennant Banner.
So without further ado, here is my “Not So Fall” Fall Mantel
Here is a full view of my “Not so Fall” Fall Mantel. Sorry for the awful glare on the flower arrangements, I couldn’t get my husband to turn off the television long enough for me to take the pictures.
The Mercury Glass Candle Holder and Mercury Glass Bowl were part of my Summer Mantle, so all I had to do was switch the ivory pomander that I had on top of the candle holder with a Pink & White Pumpkin and take out the twine bowl fillers and replace them with pumpkins.
I love dried flower arrangements, I think they look great in both the spring and the fall and since the dried flowers that I used on each side of the mantel had variations of pink I thought my pink & white mod podged pumpkins would go perfect with the color scheme.
This is the Burlap Pennant Banner I made last fall. I shared the tutorial in my DIY Burlap Pennant Banner post if you’re interested in making your own.
Here is an up-close view of one of the Pink and White Mod Podged Pumpkins I made last year. I also shared a tutorial last year on how to Mod Podge Pumpkins, this was a fun fall project, so I definitely think it’s a good one to try!!
The White Peony Flower Arrangements were also part of my Summer Mantle and although they aren’t fall-like I liked the way they looked with everything else so I decided to keep them 🙂