Simple Vintage Fall Mantel

Simple Vintage Fall Mantel

This year I wanted to get a little Fall décor up before the big Halloween push so I did a quick and simple vintage fall mantel that I wanted to show off!

Since this will probably only be up for a few weeks, I pulled things from around the house and made some a couple of super easy little projects. It was fun to put together!

Simple Fall Mantel

So let me show you around a bit –

Fall Mantel

I used a few old books, dishes and some little white mini pumpkins to fill in a lot of spaces, as well as my vintage fabric wrapped pumpkins.

Fall Mantel Decor

The little canning jar lid pumpkin is from a recent Pinterest party I had, they were super easy to do! Here’s the tutorial we used. I also printed out a cute little vintage postcard from Karen at The Graphics Fairy for my starburst frame.

Vintage postcard framed

Pretty Bird and Books

I wrapped up some new fabric décor balls too – with vintage sheets of course. These are one of the first tutorials I ever did, so if you click over to check it out, try not to be dismayed by how not awesome the photos are. ;)

Easy Fabric Decor Balls

Fall Decor

I have been dying to make up a little vintage sheet bow garland since I saw Smile and Wave’s tutorial – and I just love how it looks on the mirror!

Vintage Fabric Bow Bunting

I’m really happy with how it all came together! And it gives the room a fun Fallish feeling – without too much work. Especially since it will come down soon for all the Halloween awesomeness that is around the corner. ;)

Fall Mantel Decorating

I’d love to know what you think!
Do you do any pre-Halloween fall decorating?

Linking up at Met Monday, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, Shabby Creek Cottage, 504 Main, Everything Etsy, The 36th Avenue Party, Block Party, and the other fabulous parties on the party page. Make sure you check them out!


  • Reply September 16, 2013

    Laura @ Finding Home

    Love the bowtie garland! Take care, Laura

  • Reply September 16, 2013


    Mantel looks so beautiful! Love the soft colors you used. Love the bowtie garland!!

  • Reply September 16, 2013


    Looks Great!!

  • Reply September 16, 2013


    BEAUTIFUL!!! I am going to have to check out your tutorials. I checked the bowtie garland one. However, your bows look a little smaller than hers, Is that just the picture or did you modify? I love yours and would like to know the size. Thanks!

    • September 16, 2013


      Hi Kim!

      Thanks so much – I’m so glad you like the mantel!!
      I didn’t really use her tutorial, just made my own garland after seeing her photos. My bows are 5″ wide. It was super easy and fast to do!

  • Reply September 17, 2013

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    SO super cute, Bev!!! I love seeing all of the different uses of vintage sheets. This mantel is so you!! And that bow tie garland??? Adorable!! Not to mention that your mirror looks like its wearing a cute collar. ;)

  • I think that bow garland is my absolutely favorite. Really beautiful.

  • Reply September 17, 2013

    Susan @SugarBeans

    I love this mantel! The bows, the pumpkins; all so perfect together. You are always an inspiration!

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