Last night, I dismantled my Patriotic Mantel. Even though I had been rocking it since May, I was sad to say goodbye because its removal solidifies and marks the end of summer. And boy, do I love summer.
The night before, my oldest and I ventured downtown to marvel at The Star Spangled Spectacular fireworks display. If you remember from my Patriotic Mantel, I freakin’ love fireworks, Flag Day, and patriotic things/displays, so naturally I was quite smitten as fireworks spelling USA and replicating the American flag were displayed. After such a wondrous showcase of patriotism, I felt okay taking down my Summer/Red,White, and Blue Mantel.
To soften the blow of summer’s end, I quickly threw up my fall mantel. Some DIYs, some Dollar Tree mums, some 50% Michael‘s sunflowers, and an old clementine crate made their way onto the mantel.
That moss covered “D” has been up there for a bit this year. I guess it might be time to retire it for the year, but I do love the moss and burlap textures up on the mantel.
Yes, that’s a chalkboard banner.Some MDF, a scroll saw or jigsaw, some chalkboard paint, and you’re in business!
It’s a pretty simple and straight-forward mantel, and I’m okay with that. I’m also okay with the paper towel roll cornhusk courtesy of my oldest.
The glittery leaves are cheap leaves dipped in glue, doused in glitter, and glued to sticks.
Along with this mantel, I started decking our dining room out with some Fall/Halloween themed decor, which has managed to distract me from the chilly reality that summer is fading away just like my glorious tan. <sigh>