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Fall Mantel and a Craft Project

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Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

I confess…..it sure doesn't feel like fall here in the Upstate of South Carolina.

I'm hoping that if I act like it is…cooler weather will quickly be on its way. Are you with me?

I just pulled out all the boxes from the attic Saturday and started with our family room mantel. My goal this year with fall decorating is to keep it pretty simple using what I have with the exception of a few real pumpkins when they become available in our area.

I'll also make a few crafts along the way…like this simple Upholstery Tape Bunting.

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

Today is the first of several fall tours that I'll be participating in this month. This week's tour is featuring an amazing line-up. You will find the links below. Visit back here each day for the new links to click on for that day. It will make it easy to visit each day. 

I'm excited to see all the creativity. Fall is probably my favorite season.

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

Our family room mantel is created with everything I had on hand. The shutter, wicker tray, and wooden pedestal were all thrift store finds. They have been used all over the house. Do you see the white pumpkins in the olive bucket (Decor Steals)? Those are the really fake looking pumpkins from Walmart. I painted them with chalk paint last year. You can find that post and how they were a topiary last year HERE.

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

I have a huge roll of this stuff. It is a burnt orange color. Many craft stores sell the redder version. I bought this online. You'll be seeing this used in lots of places in our home this fall!

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I cut 10 inch lengths for the bunting. Fold it in half and cut out your triangle at the bottom for the ends.

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

Do you see where the crease is in the center where I folded it? Apply hot glue.

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

Place the crease in the center of the jute twine and press together to adhere. 

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

I hang the jute twine first using clear Command Hooks. You really can't see them unless up on them so I may just leave them there. Don't get glue around the jute so you can adjust the bunting. 

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

I'll be able to use this year after year. So simple…so inexpensive!

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

I got the white Fleur de-lis back in July from Hobby Lobby. It was in their clearance section dirt cheap. I got $132.96 worth of decor at 80% off for $26!!!  I absolutely love the velvet pumpkins that Love Feast Table sent me last year. 

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

The faux boxwood is from Ballard and sits atop 2 different thrift store finds which are layered. We have a large collection of mortar and pestles. 

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

I layered a little wide burlap ribbon and upholstery tape on the black faux books to soften and bring a bit of orange up.

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

I'm so looking forward to the seeing what the other ladies have in store for us this week. Be sure to visit them below!

I'm pinning lots of new holiday decor and projects on Pinterest! I'd love for you to join me on Pinterest!

You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook.

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22 Comments

  1. I have a big roll of upholstery tape and this would be the perfect craft to make with it. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creativity. It was wonderful to be a part of the Fall Home Decor Tour.

  2. Love your early fall mantel! I’ve never seen upholstery tape with orange trim and I love it. Your banner is perfect for your elegant home. Love it!

  3. Hi Christy, Looks so pretty! I absolutely love that painting. Can you tell us more about it? Is it a print? Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much! It is an oil purchased about 8 years ago in an interiors store. I love it to this day! ~Christy

  4. It doesn’t feel at all like Fall here in FL either Christy! But seeing your gorgeous mantel with just the right touches makes me hold out hope it will be here soon.

    Adorable bunting:)

  5. I am loving the layers of all your beautiful things on your mantle! That bunting is so creative! I love that you wrapped your books as well. Gorgeous job 🙂

  6. What a creative way to add some Fall to your mantel. I love the look of your mantel and how you wrapped the book, too. Thanks for the inspiration Christy.
    Make it a beautiful day!

  7. Such a clever use of the upholstery tape! I love the picture on your mantel too…I’d love to take a stroll down that little winding road. It all looks beautiful! Have a great week! XO

  8. You’re mantel looks beautiful! The banner looks lovely and I love that you carried it over to the books. I love it when you don’t have to go out and buy a lot of new things and your decor looks gorgeous!

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