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What’s On Your Mantle…

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I am always smitten with a pretty mantle, how about you all? With the holidays just around the corner I am always in search of pretty new ideas to add a bit of charm to my home. Adding that special touch to a mantle, fireplace, shelf or table ties your whole decor in your room together and seems to just finish it all off. 

I love simple, earthy and charming and don’t think you could get any more charming than this sign from Erin at CottonStem on Instagram. I love that her gorgeous collection of pumpkins takes center stage right under that amazing sign. A beautiful, but simple wood mantle adorned with lovely greenery, just a perfect accompaniment to the rest of her decor. So much to love here.

whats on your mantle clothandpatina 1 Again, I love the simplicity of this beautiful vignette. She swapped out her white pillars for these gorgeous rose gold colored ones, and just think they are prefect. Such a pretty color combination with the white and green. The metallic color adds a bit of glam along with the candle holders to this mantle.

via RandiGarrettDesign.com

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I tend to stick with neutrals so this is right up my alley. I am swooning over this fireplace and oh, how I love white pumpkins! I am in love with the warm tones of white and grey mixed with the charm of this wood floor. The whole area seems full, but nothing seems to over power the other. Each is perfectly placed so that it all just falls together so nicely. Look at that stunning bread bowl!

via RefreshStyle.com

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Some farmhouse love going on here. It’s simple, but very charming. One gorgeous tobacco basket surrounded by white pumpkins, a bit of galvanized metal and some earthy elements. Just love it all.

via HouseOn77th

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Simple, elegant and perfect. So pretty how she has the greenery cascading down from these pumpkins and gorgeous bread bowl.

via KatelynChantelBlog

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Dear Lillie has always been one of my most favorite blogs to visit for inspiration. Every room, every photo is so charming. Beautiful neutrals with a touch of gold.

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I have always loved a beautiful heirloom pumpkin, but they aren’t always available and sometimes can be a bit pricey. But now with all of the pretty paints there are, you can create your own. You can find a great DIY here on how to make your own heirloom pumpkins if you aren’t able to find them in your area. I so love the simple elegance and blend of natural, wood and vintage metal.

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I think this is my most favorite for incorporating subtle hints of Fall color. These pumpkins are so pretty nestled in the branches and fall leaves. And how sweet is this walnut garland!?! The color really pops against the white background.

via HymnsandVerses

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Mercury glass and a bit of naturals…yes please. Here’s a great article on affordable Fall decor that you don’t want to miss. Head over to PopSugar to see what they put together.

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I don’t have a mantle or fireplace where we are right now, but always change out my decor on this table I made a while back. It sits in the living room but can also be seen from the entryway when you walk into our home. I have always been partial to the softer side of the holiday decorating even when I add a bit of color. I like to pair old with new and harder elements with softer ones for a balance.

 ”What are you including on your mantle this season?” Maybe some accent candles, a pretty piece of art or a beautiful photo frame? I think no matter your decor style.there always seems a great balance in blending textures, colors and elements. Most I know have already had up all of their Fall decor, but I was a bit behind this year and wanted to share some ideas with those of you who were too. Hoping you found a bit of inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping in!





Fall Straw Dreamcatcher Wreath

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Easy peasy, quick and inexpensive Fall straw dreamcatcher wreath. Inspired by my friend Jessica at Pen + Paper Flowers. She has been sharing the most charming collection of Fall leaves that she has been gathering on her walks and the word “gather” has been playing around in my thoughts so much lately. It’s such a touching word in so many ways and wanted to create something special with it in mind. Thank you Jessica for your beautiful posts and inspiration.

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With just a few craft supplies you can create this simple dreamcatcher wreath for your home or a quick and easy one for gift giving.

Here’s what you’ll need:
• the inside hoop to a wood embroidery hoop (save the outside piece for another project)
• 8 wood beads (but can use as little or as many as you like)
• natural rafia (a little goes a long way so won’t need too big of a bag)
• wood word of your choice (needs to be a bit smaller than your embroidery hoop)
• hot glue gun and glue sticks
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Gather a few strands of the rafia (can be found at any craft store) that you will use to wrap around the embroidery hoop. After I gathered the strands I cut the top to make them even. Glue the end to the hoop and start wrapping. I wrap to the right on an angle. Going on an angle will use less rafia and will go much quicker.
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Once the hoop is completely covered, glue the remaining ends down. There will be loose ends around the hoop. You can either trim them or glue them down or leave a few here and there to add to the natural charm.
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Next step is to add the rafia to the wood beads. I chose (7) beads for the bottom of my wreath, but you can use as little or as many as you like. Gather a few strands of the rafia and cut the end to make it even. Add a bit of glue to hold the end together and give it a twist. This will make it easier to place inside the wood bead.
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If you find the hole is too small in the bead you can carefully widen the hole by taking the pointy end of a pair of scissors, placing it into the hole and twisting the bead around the edge to shave a bit off. Fall Straw Dreamcatcher Wreath clothandpatina 11Repeat this step for all of your wood beads that are to go on the bottom of the wreath.Fall Straw Dreamcatcher Wreath clothandpatina 14Once each bead is filled with the rafia you can glue them onto the hoop. Excuse my glue mess! If you have an excess of glue it is best to wipe it off while the glue is hot : )

If you ever need to remove something that has been hot glued, carefully heat the area up with a hair dryer and gently pull away!
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I am always inspired by words and love the word “gather”. It has so many beautiful meanings and is very fitting for this time of year. I found this wood word cutout from Hobby Lobby and it fit just perfectly inside my hoop. I simply glued the wood piece on either side of the hoop.
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For the top hoop, I took a few strands of rafia, gave them a twist and pulled it through the wood bead. Again, you may need to make the hole larger in order to pull the rafia all the way through. I drilled a hole through the top of the hoop and ran the rafia through the hole to the inside of the hoop, trimmed the rafia and glued it in place with the hot glue.
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And that’t it! You can leave it just the way it is, simple and natural or give it a light spray paint in your favorite Fall color. I created one and left it natural and created a second that I may give a light spray in gold for a little shimmer.

You can glue on flowers or leaves for a bit of pretty. Or another idea would be to add wire to them so you can remove them and change them out for each season. This would also look super cute in the summer with seashells.
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Well there you have it! Easy peasy right! I so hope you give this one a try! You don’t have to be super crafty to make this one and it only takes a few things to put this one together.

Let me know if you give this one a try or stop in with any questions you may have.
Happy creating and Happy Fall!