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Gather 'Round Our Fall Fireplace Mantel

Kayd Roy6 Comments
I just finished up doing a little fall themed decorating on our fireplace mantel.   It feels nice to have that cozy fall feeling in our house! So, what do you think?
 I think it is simple and turned out pretty nice.  I also didn't really have to buy much to decorate it (which was a bonus)!  I used the antlers and Z stencil I picked up at Junk Bonanza and then picked up a couple items on the cheap at Goodwill.  Other than that, I used a lot of what we had in the basement and made a couple things myself!
Here's a few closer looks at the decor... 

At the base of the fireplace, I put some of our birch firewood in a wicker basket and then added some faux fall colored leaves.

On the other side I have some more of the colorful faux leaves with a real pumpkin and a Smith and Hawken pumpkin I got from Target last year.  I am thinking the number of pumpkins will soon multiply though as we get closer to Halloween.

Up top, I have a candle holder I got at Goodwill for only $5.00!  It fits perfectly under our TV which is nice because that always seems to be a challenge when I am decorating the mantel.  I made the "Gather" banner with old book pages and a stencil, it was really simple!

On the left side I have two more little DIY projects- the framed leaf and the torn and stacked old books wrapped in twine.  Both projects were super simple and low cost! I had all the materials at home for the framed leaf and I spent $1.49 for 10 books at Goodwill in their bargain bin (knowing I was going to tear them up anyway). Other than that, I have a candle in a vintage light bulb holder and I got to use my antlers!!! Yes!

On the right I have another stack of torn books wrapped in twine along with my Z stencil, antlers, my A bookend and a candle wrapped with some twine.

Here's one last look.

I hope you enjoyed a peek at our mantel!  I think I might write up a quick post on those little projects I completed for the mantel, they were pretty easy and hardly cost any money!  So I think I have to share!

Well, I'm off to Layla's Linky Party at the Lettered Cottage now. I think I am already late to the party, but I can't miss it!  You should stop by too!
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