Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanksgiving Mantel

Well it's a week and a half until Thanksgiving and I finally have all the Halloween decorations put away. Okay, actually, I moved everything upstairs and still have to box it up. But, that's a step in the right direction!

I loved Courtney's mantel at A Diamond in the Stuff so much that I recreated parts of it for my mantel.

Thanksgiving, Mantelscape, Fall, Give Thanks

Courtney placed her GIVE banner on a picture frame, but since I have this
 gi-normous picture on my mantel, I've been forced to place a 
wreath on top of it with my banner.

Thanksgiving, Mantelscape, Fall, Give Thanks

My pumpkins are almost exactly like hers.

Thanksgiving, Mantelscape, Fall, Give Thanks

They started out like this - 

All different colors (from Everythings a $) but the same shape.  I removed the stems,
spray painted the pumpkins cream and the stems brown.
The letters were cut on my Cricut.

On the left side of the mantel I placed an earth tone vase that I picked up from
Home Goods, on clearance of course, for $10.  I just spray painted some branches
 that I picked up on the lot across the street to use in the vase.
(free is always good!)

On the right side of the mantel is my interpretation of Amanda at
Every Creative Endeavor's Give Thanks plate. 

Mine is a clear glass plate from the $ store, that I spray painted brown
and the letters were cut on my Cricut.

$ Store, Cricut, Plate, Thanksgiving, Give Thanks

Thanksgiving, Mantelscape, Fall, Give Thanks

I really love how well the earthy colors look with the stone, but think I will probably add a banner to it.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for the Pin Jeannie! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Your mantel looks so pretty, I love the colors. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  3. lovely mantel! I tagged you in a game of blog tag. Check out my tag post to learn more @


  4. Very pretty mantel! I love the plate that you made.

  5. Love it! It looks like a million dollars! I'm just getting into our Dollar store for Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating. Great resource!

    I would love for you to link this up to Frugal Thursday Rewind at Other folks need to see your wonderful creativity!

  6. So pretty... Thanks for linkin up!!! Deb Vintage On a Dime

  7. Love your mantel! You did a precious job. I would LOVE for you to share this at our weekly heart&home link party at (open tues-sun) so glad to find your pretty blog :)
    lauren // mercyink

  8. Thanks for sharing this inspirational project with us at Inspire Me Monday!

    Congrats - I've featured you this week at

    Create With Joy

    1. Thank you so much for the feature! We so enjoy your party each week. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones!


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