I actually decorated my mantel this year for Halloween…it turned out pretty cute!
Holly over at Our Holly Days was definitely my inspiration…that girl loves her some holiday décor and crafts! I was so pleased with my Halloween fun that I decided it was time to keep the cute going every season. I know it’s not even officially Halloween yet but we had our trick-or-treat on Saturday and with the storm we’ve already de-spookified outside. I figured it was safe to move on to Thanksgiving!
I sat down and searched my “For the Home” board on Pinterest to see if I’d already pinned anything cute for Thanksgiving. Then I also searched “Thanksgiving” and found even more great ideas! First thing I tackled was clearing off the old stuff and dusting….ahhhhh-chooooo! I pulled out a mirror that we’d painted in the summer and found that it fit perfectly on the mantel between the shutters…I just love when things work out like you hope! Next I went down to my fabric stash to find some fabric to make some fabric bunting flags. I didn’t follow a tutorial…just cut out some triangles, hemmed them and sewed them onto some brown yarn.
I knew I wanted some cute subway art so I searched for “Thanksgiving Subway Art”. There were SO many cute options but I settled on this one.
I needed something to fill some blank space on one of the shutters and while I was in the attic getting the mirror I found a small wooden wreath. I remembered that I had some artificial mums in my craft supplies (I knew being a craft hoarder would pay off!) so I just did something really simple.
Last I decided I wanted to do something like this but gear it toward Thanksgiving. (I want to do this same one eventually…maybe for Valentines day!) I scavenged through Hubs workshop to find some wood and sifted through my old scrapbook supplies.
After some cutting, printing, modge podge and sanding I ended up with this!
And here, my friends, is the end result!
I still want something else in that blank space between the wood art and framed subway art. I’m thinking of making a big M or something with this technique.
I hope I’ve passed along some inspiration! I’d love to see what you do for your fall décor so please take some pictures and link up!