DIY Fall Mantel

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Fall temperatures have finally arrived here in Georgia!  I am not sure how long they will stay, but man does it feel good.  Today I want to show you how to create a simple Fall mantel.  I am all about SIMPLE!

I had this large old window in my stash (the front one).  They were purchased for $30 off of the Facebook Marketplace. There were about 10 in the sell. I did not have to do anything to it.  It was perfect.  This would be my center point for my mantel.

Old wood windows.
Old Wood Windows


Items Used for Simple Fall Mantel

I had this cute little scarecrow from last year.  I got her at the Dollar General for $5.00.  Isn’t she a cutie? The grandbabies love her.

$5.00 Scarecrow from General Dollar Store.

The two wood pumpkins are also from last year.  My husband made them from 4×4 pieces he had laying around.  All I did was paint, add leaves and a stem. The stems are made from actual sticks from our back yard.

4x4 Pumpkins
4×4 Pumpkins

I purchased a bag of assorted faux pumpkins last year from the Dollar Tree. It was a variety of different sized pumpkins and pine combs.

Assorted Dollar General Pumpkins
Pumpkin Assortment

This year, I found these darling owls at the Dollar General.  They were $8.00 each but they are very well made!  I couldn’t resist I just love owls!

$8.00 Fall Owls
Fall Owls from Dollar General

I also purchased this adorable pumpkin banner off of Etsy. My blogger friend Deborah, over at Salvage Sister and Mister shared this on her Facebook page and I just had to have one! You can see the post here if you would like to order your own.

Pumpkin Banner
Pumpkin Banner

The “Hello Fall” sign is from Hobby Lobby.  It cost around $2.00 because I purchased it when it was on sale at 50% off.

Hobby Lobby "Hello Fall" Sign
Small Sign From Hobby Lobby

The blue glass vases and the foliage were all purchased from Hobby Lobby as well when they were also on sale at 50% off. They were from last year. I just change out the foliage for the different seasons. I love the height that they give the mantel.

Blue Vase with Fall Foliage
Fall Foliage

The black and white buffalo check pumpkin I made.  You can see it here.  It was so simple but adds such character to the mantel!

Buffalo Check Pumpkin DIY
Buffalo Check Pumpkin

Putting the Mantel Together

I placed the window in the center of the mantel and built around it.  The two vases with foliage were placed on the ends to add some height. The small Fall sign and the black and white pumpkin was the focal point center. Our fireplace wall is not perfectly straight, it sits at an angle, that is why the picture looks, well, like it’s leaning!

Everything coordinated well together.  I love the different textures and colors.

Completed Fall Mantel
Fall Mantel

Do you decorate for Fall?  I would love for you to share your mantels with me.  Now, just waiting for Christmas!


“It’s not about what is it, it’s about what it will be.”

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