A Fall Mantel in Pastels
My fall mantel takes a pastel spin on the fall season with colors in shades of aqua, tan, green and pink. A fall mantel in pastels is perfect for me because I don’t usually the traditional colors of orange, brown, red and yellow! However, pumpkins are another story. Give me all the pumpkins – velvet ones, pink ones, whitewashed pumpkins and gold stemmed pumpkins to make my pastel fall décor come together!
A Pastel Fall Mantel Made Simple
For this vignette on the fireplace hearth I used a stool to create some height. The gold house is actually a planter from Big Lots that was purchased on summer clearance. The initial pumpkins and velvet pumpkin were from the Dollar Tree. And the turquoise pumpkin in the berry basket was actually from this candlestick that I thrifted, took apart and painted!
In a ceramic thrifted basket I placed the repurposed pumpkin with berries that were another end of season clearance find at Michael’s. I shop for holidays all year long – check out this post for some more holiday on a budget decorating tips.
A Pastel Fall Mantel Made With DIY Projects
In this vignette more I placed more Dollar Tree velvet pumpkins but with a little gold added to their stem. You can check out that project here. The ceramic pumpkin is also from Dollar Tree. The Harvest sign is made from items in my craft closet and the Dollar Tree!
Harvest Sign For Your Fall Mantel
Supplies not pictured and used in making the Harvest sign were
- Metal Words from the Dollar Tree, the word Harvest was used
- Scrapbook Paper and Letter Stickers (spelling happy)
- Mod Podge and a foam brush
- Grey Chalk Paint
- Sand Paper
- Glue Gun
DIY Your Own Harvest Sign
- I purchased an off season wooden sign at the Goodwill. You can get these at thrift stores, craft stores or repurpose one in your home! Paint your wooden sign the color of your choice. Let dry while you complete other steps.
- Remove pumpkins from your Dollar Tree Pumpkin Hanger.
- Trace the three pumpkins on the back of your scrapbook paper and cut out.
- Mod Podge your paper onto each of your pumpkins.
- When dry, sand the edges of the pumpkins to get a smooth edge and run an ink pad along the edges for shadow and and the perfect amount of distressing.
- Attach two pumpkins on the outside edges of your sign and one on top in the middle with your glue gun. (I absolutely love my Ryobi cordless glue gun!)
- Above the pumpkins place your harvest metal word with your glue gun and letter stickers spelling happy.
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More Close Ups of This Pastel Fall Mantel
Once again Dollar Tree pumpkins, repurposed pumpkins (from the candlestick above), thrifty finds and crafty DIY projects to make our mantel and hearth pretty as a pink pumpkin!
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Before You Fly Away To Create Your Pastel Fall Mantel
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WOW! I LOVE this mantel! I’m a non-conforming traditionalist too!
What great vision you have for repurposing. Thanks for giving the details on how you made that great Harvest sign. Aren’t off-season finds the best???
Hello Diane! Yes, I shop for all the holidays all year long! Thank you for noticing my repurposing vision – I fifth sparrow no more all the things!
I like the softer pastel colors for fall, too.
The sign turned out so beautiful.
Thank you for joining the Harvest Hop.
Thank you Juliet! I’m loving the hop and all of the inspiration!
Such a pretty palette! That little stool is so cute. Your sign looks great! Happy hopping !
Thank you so much Marie! The little stool changes its personality constantly – it has been painted multiple times and the top covered with scrapbook paper too many times to count!
I love this color palette!
Thank you Nicolle, I love these soft colors and have them in some form or another throughout the year!
Kristen I love your decorating style! This sign is genius for someone who wants an affordable DIY without extensive tools and supplies! This would be great to do with the grandkids! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you Sue! I love simple and easy DIY projects that won’t break the bank since they will only be displayed for a short bit.
I am so in love with your pastels! I am with you–those softer colors are drawing me in this year! Love everything you have used. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I’m off to add “pastels” to my decorating. Loved hopping with you for this Harvest Hop!
Thank you Leslie so much! I’m glad I could inspire you to add pastels -loved hopping with you!
Kristin, love all the cute DIY projects that you used on your mantel decor. Pastels are a great alternative in fall to bright colors. You have so many lovely vignettes on the mantel. Great to hop with you.
Thank you so much Carol! Love hopping with you too – such great inspiration!
Your soft pastels are so lovely and inviting! I adore your sweet DIY sign. This is full of such beautiful inspiration! It is so much fun to hop with you!
Thank you Lynne, it was fun hopping with you too!