Fall Mantel Decor

Autumn - Fall Mantel at Mom 4 Real Fall is upon us…right?  I mean football has started, pumpkins are out, mums are blooming, so even though the calendar doesn’t say that it is Fall, it is Fall to me!  As soon as I saw pumpkins at the grocery this weekend, I knew I was ready to decorate my Fall Mantel.  This may be my favorite mantel yet!

Fall Mantel Decor with Pumpkins and a Chalkboard I painted this huge chalkboard last year for my The Notebook Inspired Valentine’s Mantel, and haven’t wanted to take it down…it’s so much fun to change with the seasons!

Draw a Pumpkin with Chalk I wanted to draw a few fun pumpkins for Fall, and found the perfect tutorial oh how to paint a pumpkin on my friend Jennifer Rizzo’s Blog, and decided to follow her instructions, but draw mine instead.  Her pumpkin painting is soooo super fabulous, I’m going to give it a try myself!

Pumpkin Topiary

I had these wonderful wooden spools that I bought at a local Lexington store, Finders Keepers Market, and decided to stack some mini pumpkins on top of them for some fun pumpkin topiaries…cute, right?

Pumpkin Topiary Ivy Shutters Chalkboard I added my Aunt Irene’s antique binoculars and an ivy plant in an urn.

Fall Decor

I took down my fireplace screen and stacked a large copper boiler on top of an old painted army trunk.  I placed my Kentucky Silhouette Dropcloth Pillow in front and added a couple of large pumpkins.

Fall Mantel With Chalkboard I painted some shutters that I found at the Peddler’s Mall and added a few more details, and took a step back.  I just love it!

Fall Mantel With Large Chalkboard I love walking in to the room and seeing all of the touches of Fall…they just make me smile!

What do you think?  Are you ready to decorate for Fall?

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I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!


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    Just darling Jessica. Luv the little pumpkin topiaries :-)
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    Love this! The chalkboard adds so much to everything else! :)

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    Patty says

    Did you glue the pumpkins together?
    Really cute.

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    I love it!! Love your pumpkin art!!! I’m so ready for fall but it’s still in the 90′s here so I just crank up the a/c!! Have a great week!~~Angela
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    I love it, Jessica, especially the chalkboard backdrop! You’re quite the “ar-tiste …” fabulous pumpkin! Pretty pops of green, too. Did you use your new flash? Great pics!
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    Ooh I love it all, but the Kentucky ruffle pillow is my favorite– totally adorable! That huge framed chalkboard is amazing. I would squeeze every ounce of use out of it, too! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Jessica! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)
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    I love your mantle. Once of the cutest things I’ve seen thus far at the Linky Party. You are very talented.



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