Monday, October 1, 2012

Easy & Colorful Fall Mantle :: Project Pinterest Week Three

Thanks so much to everyone who has been linking up with Project Pinterest these last couple of weeks! I know I don't speak solely for myself when I say how much I love clicking through your posts each week to find fun, new, delicious pins to create, bake, make or decorate!

Tell me, don't you feel so accomplished each week after working on one of those pins? I feel like much less like a "digital hoarder," that's for sure!


You can check out Week One here, Week Two here and be sure to follow my Project Pinterest pin board here where I pin each post that correctly links up!

This week I decided to tackle our family room mantle. If you follow my Pinterest Mantle board you'll note that I've been pinning seasonal mantle ideas like a crazy person. Sadly, we have a tiny mantle that is only 4 inches wide but that didn't stop me from tying together two of my favorite Fall mantle pins.

I wanted something that I would be able to keep up through Thanksgiving. As much as I love the idea of decorating for Halloween, I didn't want to go all Hallow-Crazy and then have to switch it all out in a matter of weeks. So, did I succeed? 

Here are the pins I based my mantle decor on:



Source: shelterness.com via AP on Pinterest



I knew I wanted to incorporate pumpkins and candles, obviously, and I'm already working on The Husband to frame out above our mantle using three pieces of molding. Hopefully that will be a future Project Pinterest in the works! 

Here's our Fall Pin-Inspired mantle:




Of course looking back I think the left side needs a little bit more "height" and I'm not a huge fan of the hurricane vase filled with mini gourds, but it's always a work in progress, is it not? 

Be sure to link up your Project Pinterest posts below- I can't wait to check them out! 



19 comments :

  1. Gorgeous! I love the light and airy look to it! Happy Fall!

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  2. Your mantle looks fab! It'll definitely carry you through the Fall season. Great job!

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  3. It looks great! I usually do more fall than Halloween. This year my 4 yr old insisted on all things Halloween.

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  4. I like yours way more than the ones you pinned! It has more color and life to it!

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  5. Loving the mantle! Ours is super skinny too and I'm always challenged to find things that fit on it. Cute cute, cute! I need to make one of those mossy wreaths... love it!

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  6. Ohhhhh, man. I love it. And girl--one of my favorite parts is the hurricane vase with mini gourds! How funny that the part you're not so sure about was the first thing my eye saw and LOVED! You are so talented, Super Mom.

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  7. I have mantle envy. We don't have one and I am determined to create my own mantle like space so I can decorate it! Thank you for hosting, I love this party and thought about what I was going to do all week!

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  8. Man I wish I had a mantle!! Grrrr. Yours is beautiful. :)

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  9. So Pretty! I think it looks great, not sure I would even change anything... I'm coming to steal that M for my house! haha

    Have fun with your boys today :)

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  10. Beautiful! Want to come and decorate mine now? I'll supply wine, chocolate and a babysitter. :)

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  11. Very pretty! I'm so bad at decorating, for the holidays and in general!

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  12. Ohhhhh I love your mantle! Now I want to add some gourds to mine. And that fluffy little avocado green wreath. Love all the details :)

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  13. Your mantle looks amazing! Love it!!

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  14. It looks great! Very festive. I'm so ready to decorate, but can't until I finish unpacking boooo.

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  15. Love it! And I really like the base with gourds and such :) I'm with you about keeping it Halloween and thanksgiving. It's enough to actually DO it. There is no way I'm redecorating 3 times in 3 months! Ha!

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  16. I like your mantle better than the pins that inspired it! Yours is so colorful and bright. The wreath in the middle is gorgeous and I love all of the gourds. I really miss my mantle around this time of year.

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  17. I so dropped the ball this week :( I'll be back next week though! and can i say that i am more sad about us no longer having a mantle in this new house than anything else. man i love a good mantle.

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