Saying goodbye to summer break is never easy, so we celebrate going back to school in my home by decorating for it like it’s a holiday (pretty tricky, right?). I showed you my Back to School Apple Wreath and today I’m sharing my Back to School Mantle!
I reused some of the elements from last year’s Back to School mantle, including the Mod Podge ABCs and the glittered apple garland. I used the garland this year on my ruffle fabric tree (which I made for Christmas but seems to live on my mantle year-round… another plus for neutrals!).
Next to the tree is a stack of books and flash cards topped with a miniature globe.
My garland this year is notebook paper bunting with “SCHOOL!” stenciled in red. The bunting was strung on some twine for a quick, easy garland.
The Mod Podge letters from last year were still in decent shape so I used them again. A glass container holds markers for a fun, colorful nod to the school year ahead. I have several of these glass containers and sadly, none of them have lids anymore due to a couple curious kiddos reaching for whatever treat was housed in them at the time and knocking the lid on the floor in the process. But we’ll just pretend that I left the lid off on purpose to show those cute markers, right?
I find it so hard to believe that it’s school time again… but I must admit that while I love the fun of summer, I do look forward to the routine that school tends to rejuvenate. Hello normal bedtimes, can I get an amen?
Hope your kiddos are having a great start to the school year too!