Monday, September 30, 2013

Aqua and Natural Wood Fall Mantle

Fall Mantel Blue and Natural

Happy Monday friends!  I’m excited today to finally show you my aqua and natural wood fall mantle!
This mantle has slowly been in progress over the last week, but the already shorter days of fall were making it a little difficult to get decent lighting for pictures when I got home in the evening.  I was finally able to snap some pics for you and here it is!

Linen Oak Leaf Garland

If you follow me on Instagram, then you got to see a sneak peek of this linen oak leaf garland early this week.  To make this, I simply traced an oak leaf image from my computer screen, then traced onto my fabric.  I got this gorgeous floral linen long ago on clearance at Hobby Lobby, and it’s been sitting quietly in my stash waiting to be made into something beautiful.  After cutting out the leaf shapes, I tied them to a thin twine that I hang from my mantle with Command small wire hooks.

Fall Mantel Wheat

I used the leftover wheat from my Wheat and Hydrangea Wreath by placing it in the aqua vase that I found on my recent IKEA shopping trip.  And in lieu of the traditional real pumpkin, I made some of my own… Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins, which I’ll show you how to make later this week.

Fall Mantel

Aren’t they fun?!  *squee!*

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin

Keeping with the embroidery hoop theme, I also made a hand-stitched pumpkin with an oblong embroidery hoop, some osnaberg fabric, and some hand-stitched pumpkin grooves.  I love how the wooden brackets on top resemble a pumpkin stem without even trying.

Blue and Natural Mantle

So that’s it!  This will be my view for the next several weeks until it’s time to start spookin’ things up around here for Halloween.  I already made a trip to the costume store today with one of my littles, so it’s just around the corner.  Hope you’re enjoying these first weeks of fall…

Are you decorating for fall or do you skip straight to Halloween?

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  1. Looks beautiful Rhonda!!!
    I have some of those spheres also ( that's what I call them - never thought to call them pumpkins lol but it works !!! )
    I have huge and medium ones :)

  2. these are awesome! your mantle looks fabulous, rhonda!

  3. I love your mantle. The embroidery hoop pumpkins and leaf garland are perfect!


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