Its almost fall yall! I love this time of the year.. the transition from summer to fall.. fall to winter. The cooler weather, the fun clothes, apple cider. Oh and I love fall decorations too. My favorite decoration to use? Pumpkins! And lots of them.
We recently moved into our first home [squeal!] and it has the most gorgeous mantel that is perfect for decorating. I shared my very first mantel over at my friend Emily’s site, 52 mantels. She’s like the queen of mantels.
The clock was a wedding present and will probably be a constant on our mantel. It gives me a middle point and is just pretty. Hello little pumpkins! Hello fall!
The black basket came from the dollar bins at Target and the twine ‘vase’.. well thats an old Dora sippy cup. I was unpacking boxes and found two of them that did not have all their parts. Ryley immediately started chanting ‘Dora Dora Dora’ and I tried to keep her busy while I hot glued twine on it. Didnt fool her. She picked up the cup and said ‘Where Dora go momma?’ Mom of the year.. right here.
The pumpkins, the acorns and the frame all came from Michaels. The little acorns are scented and smell so good! The other Dora
I used my Silhouette to print out the fall banner [bunting?.. whats the difference?] and the pumpkins in the frames. Twine and clothespins hold it all together.
Hello fall! Hello ridiculously large pictures of my beautiful babies! [Seriously.. who doesnt have 16×20 pictures of their kids? Huh?] What do you do to celebrate fall? Do you love pumpkins as much as I do?
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Poor Dora, haha! Great idea though 🙂 She'll forget one day, right!? Love all the pumpkins! You'll have to stop by the blog tomorrow to join the Pumpkin Party I'm hosting with Happy Hour Projects and One Artsy Mama!!
Sippy Cups and Pearls says
I love this! Maybe I can talk my sweet mama into letting me do this in their house. We are living with them until our house is done being built…I have no home to decorate this fall – I know, BIG problem right? hahaha
Bernadette Veenstra says
Your mantels is gorgeous! I wish I had a mantel to decorate!
Chelsea Melrose says
Super cute!! I love it!
It looks super cute! WOO HOO Fall!! Love it!
Your Fall mantel is GORGEOUS!! I'm stuck…i don't know whether to decorate for fall right now or not! I'm in limbo. AH!
Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says
It looks great! And way to dress up Dora, LOL! 😉
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Ewa Kelly-Miksa says
it looks perfect!
I would like to let you know about a new Craft Party,
I would love to see your creations linked up with Crafty Tuesday
Every week I will choose few tutorials and they will be featured on my blog and my facebook, twitter and pinterest page
I hope to see you link up
I love it!
Claire Kiefer says
What a cute mantel! I love your craftiness, and twine is an amazing way to repurpose Dora sippy cups, haha! And the “fall” banner looks easy and adds such a seasonal flair. Glad to have found your blog. 🙂
Sadie Dear says
I love it! Fall is certainly reason to celebrate. I don't change up my mantel but I probably should. It does get some festive kick when the holidays come, though!
Dawn Braun says
haha…AWESOME way to use the Dora sippy cup! I'm TOTALLY giving you the Mom of the year award! 🙂 Love your mantle and congrats on your new home!
All those pumpkins are so fun! I need to get me some!
I love all your fall decorations! The wood mantel reminds of my mom & dads, who live in my grandparents old house! It brings back such good memories! and ROFL about the Dora cup, Love that!!! 🙂 TFS
Danni Baird says
What a sweet fall mantel! I particularly love the paisley pumpkin picture!
I love the banner!
Love your fall mantel!! Really beautiful…
Beautiful fall mantel and thank you so much for linking up. I love the huge pics of the kiddos!!!
Shasta Farrar says
Kelley, your Fall mantel is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it at our All Star Block Party last week. I'm featuring it in the post to start this week's party. It was the perfect thing to start off our Fall themed party tonight. Here is the link:
Kim (TheMoney-Pit) says
I love the pennants with the clothespins! That is darling!
Dixie n Dottie says
This is lovely! Great job! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! 🙂
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Just Simply Live says
oh my, I love your mantel. So so beautiful. Seriously the clothes, apple cider….I'm craving fall so so bad.
Emily Morgenstern says
Have I already commented on this?? I don't want to go back thru your dozens of comments to check. Ha! But, it's lovely!! I'm so inspired. I've pinned this!