It feels so good to get my 4th of July mantel put away and start to decorate for fall! As soon as school starts, it seems like there is a shift in thoughts and feelings towards fall and the holidays. This year I wanted my fall mantel to evoke feelings of crisp fall days. The kind where you look around at the fallen leaves and take a deep breath with your eyes closed. I like to keep things simple and this mantel is no exception to that. The focal point of the mantel is my DIY Fall Decor Book Page Art that I made in the shape of a wheat stalk. If you want a tutorial for how to make the Book Page Art, you can find it here.
I also finally found a place for my little bird figurine from this post. Sadly he never got painted, but that is not for a lack of trying. I bought the paint and everything but when I went to spray it on, the nozzle was clogged. I am glad it was too because I like the way it looks next to the white vase full of gold yarn puff ball flowers. I added two pops of color with the blue mason jar and red book.
Everything else stayed pretty neutral but that is fine by me. Besides a few pops of color, fall is typically characterized by browns and neutral colors anyways. I think this mantel is a good transition from Summer to early Fall decor. I am not ready to break out the Halloween decorations just yet. I also think that I will be able to reuse some of these elements for the Thanksgiving mantel as well. Do you decorate for early fall? I would love to see your mantel or shelf if you have it done already! Leave a link in the comments!