Decorating Fireplace Mantel for Fall - The Style Sisters

Decorating Fireplace Mantel for Fall

By The Style Sisters - 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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  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.
    Its So Very Cheri

  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!

  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!

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

  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....:)

  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..


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

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

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

  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.

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


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