Fall Ideas for the Mantel

The weather was perfect in New Jersey/NYC (on my first business trip) last week!  The weather was so crisp in the evenings I probably could have used a scarf.  There’s so much to still be updated on our new traditional forever house, but a mantel this pretty couldn’t just sit there untouched so I headed to Target for an inspiration piece!   As I walked the aisles looking for Fall Ideas for the Mantel, I passed the wood-shaven flower wreath that I have loved for about a year now.  It was like an aha moment — I threw it in the cart confidently!  The wreath can now officially be placed on clearance — I paid full price!

Burlap Mantel Decor @ItsOverflowing

Totally inspired, I picked up this wooden fox, too.  I have a thing for animals and the wood tones on this one were a perfect compliment to the wreath!  And with two great inspiration pieces I head home for some fun!

Target Wooden Fox @ItsOverflowing

Sometimes mantels take awhile, but this one was already a completed picture in my mind!  It came together quickly!

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Meant to be — the fireplace already had a nail hanging in the perfect spot for my wreath!

Target Wood Shavings Wreath @ItsOverflowing

In the garage I have a lots of reclaimed wood just waiting to be used!  I grabbed our drill and transformed one of the pieces into a  votive candleholder.  I love how it adds a little depth in tone to the mantel.

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For a quick tutorial on making a candleholder similar to this —

DIY Rustic Votive Holder @ItsOverflowing

Here’s a little tutorial —

Simple DIY Candle Holders

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I remember waiting until October last year before the grocery stores were stocked with pumpkins!  I’m so happy they didn’t make us wait as long this year!  It’s beginning to look a lot like Fall around here!

Halloween Pumpkins @ItsOverflowing

I love lots of the pumpkins — these pumpkins with the green lines were totally speaking to me!  Just because the leaves are changing colors doesn’t mean the mantel can’t have a few green touches!

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I don’t know if you can see the vase on the left very well, but it’s a fun West Elm log vase — love it!  I just added a sprig of greenery from Hobby Lobby and it was perfect!

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Stacked pumpkins scream Fall!  There are some cute Fall Porchscape Ideas (here) — the stacked pumpkin Fall Front Porch is my favorite!

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I have to tell you all about my burlap garland because you are going to want one, too!  It is both practical and pretty!

Burlap Mantel Decor @ItsOverflowing

Give Thanks


Burlap Garland @ItsOverflowing

What was your Fall Mantel inspiration this year!?!  Do you have a thing for burlap and pumpkins when the weather starts cooling down!?!  Green leaves or Colorful leaves in Fall!!?  Have a blast adding fun Autumn touches to your home decor!

Fall Mantel Ideas @ItsOverflowing

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  1. I love the look! Soft, serene, and natural for fall. Beautiful!

  2. Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    I love it and I go and pet that fox every time I’m at Target. You know how much I adore animal decor. I’m waiting for it to go on sale though 😉

  3. What a beautiful fall mantle! That wreath is absolutely stunning– I can see why you snatched it up! Thanks for sharing, Aimee!

    ~Abby =)

  4. Loved the earthy tone to your Autumn mantel. Very nice. The candle holder looks simple enough to do too. My hubby has tons of scrap wood. *smile*
    Have a lovely day.

  5. Soooo pretty Aimee – I love the little fox and your wreath has such amazing texture. The garland is adorable too. Pinning!

  6. Such a pretty wreath. I’d say it was worth full price. Love your banner. Everything works together so well.

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