Decorating Fireplace Mantel for Fall

By Karin Brosnan - Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's time to get the mantel ready for fall!

I pulled out my fall decor and played around with it today to create my fall mantlescape! Is that even a word? he he

In my fall box I found the cute pumpkin man from last year and the orange bottle brush trees as well.


I had the garlands from last year, plus extra leaves all mishmashed in a box in the garage and just kept adding and adding...a little more here and there.


I had a little black frame and put in a retro looking fun Halloween postcard and placed it on a small black easel. I also used my grapevine pumpkin, my old fall topiary, my old sparkly pumpkins and more fake fall leaves.


To show you how I started.....First I took everything off the mantle to start with a fresh clean palette and then

I placed a couple of pieces of burlap fabric with a few small boxes underneath in different areas to give some elevation to things I would be placing on here. I know you can't see any elevation in this pic but they are there. I then added some of the fall garlands and just tucked them in and around. (I cut them up to I could have more flexibility) I added little sprigs of grapes, other fall leaves and odds and ends to make it appear fuller. Then I started placing the largest pieces in first and worked in the other smaller items until I liked how it looked.
Here is a another closeup of the goodies!
What are you putting on your mantel this fall?




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12 Comments

  1. It looks beautiful. I hope you will post this to my Wed party (it's up on Tues nights) Celebrating the Holidays.

    My blog has been growing so rapidly that I haven't had time to get over for visits, but I was missing all my blog friends and wanted to take some time to come over and see what everyone was creating and say Hi and invite you over for a visit as well.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  2. So pretty! Don't you just love how you can use last year's things and make them in to something new and different?! Happy Fall!

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! You are just too creative with your presenting of things!! Wish we together making fallish things :( Talk to you in a little minute!

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  4. Your mantle looks beautiful! I have got to start my fall decorating too!

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  5. Looks great! Makes me want to get out my "mishmashed" box from storage and get to work. Maybe it will make it feel a little more like fall around here....:)

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  6. Your mantel is beautiful, you did a great job with mismashed stuff.

    I have my garland on mine, but nothing else yet. There never seems to be enough time...I guess I need to get off the computer. heheh..

    Barbara

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  7. It looks great! I haven't even started on my mantle. I wish I could make mine look like yours.

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  8. I need you to add the link or button to this one as well

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  9. I have a mantel I am always looking for ideas to decorate. Yours is so cute and colorful. Sandra

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  10. I love your mantlescape (and I love that word). Yours is fabulous. I always have such a hard time decorating mine. I'm getting better though.

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  11. gorgeous! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my featured button. I hope you add some of your other fall posts to Mr. Linky!

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