Hi! I finally finished my fall mantel! Well, my shelf. ha! I don’t have a real mantel so I use my Ballard inspired shelf I made as my mantel in my living room.
I wanted to do a traditional looking mantel that would last all of October and November. One of my favorite things about Fall is the gorgeous color that is everywhere! I love the oranges, golds, reds and browns!
I saw this sign on Ella Claire blog and knew I really wanted a similar one. I used my Silhouette to make a vinyl stencil, stuck it on the painted board and painted the letters with acrylic craft paints. When it was almost dry, I peeled off the vinyl and voila! Easy! I also sanded it when everything was dry to get a more rustic look.
The fall foliage topiary was a 90% off find at Hobby Lobby last winter. I think I paid $4 for it! SCORE! The pumpkin too. It was less than a $1 with the 90% off discount! Seriously, stock up after Thanksgiving on your fall decor. Hobby Lobby has crazy cheap prices for their cute stuff!
The books came from the thrift store for $.89 each. I think they bring a lot of character to the display.
It really is super simple! The roll of burlap garland was from Joann’s and it is $8.99 and I used a 50% off coupon. I used one roll for my ruffled garland and it made about 5-6 feet of ruffled garland once it was all put together.