Your mantel is the best-decorated spot in your house with all your faves on display: travel pics, sentimental tchotchkes, and even a book or two. If you're ready for a cozy fall refresh before Thanksgiving, these modern mantel decor ideas go beyond the conventional pumpkins
and leaves. Colorful accents like a clock or tray, and maybe even some on-trend tassels, keep the balance. You'll find just the right mix here!
DIY Tassel Pumpkin:
This is fall 2018 summed up in a craft. Make yours now so that you still have time to enjoy it before you're tempted by Christmas trees.
(via Delineate Your Dwelling)
DIY Brushstroke Monogram Letters:
Because you went minimal for summer (who has time for clutter in the heat?), you can officially add all kinds of colorful knick-knacks back into your life.
(via Persia Lou)
DIY MCM Wall Clock:
With the sun setting earlier and earlier, you need a better way of telling the time. Might as well make it a stylish one too.
(via Sugar & Cloth)
DIY Fabric Pumpkins:
You've seen them on every top Instagrammer's feed, but how are they actually made? Now you know.
(via PMQ for two)
DIY Painted Rainbow Pumpkins:
Rainbows don't have to use all the colors in order to be pretty. These muted blues and pinks are moody and totally on trend for fall.
(via A Bubbly Life)
DIY Pumpkin Vase:
Just in case you were wondering, yes, you can turn one into a vase, and you totally should.
(via Brit + Co)
DIY Woven Storage Basket:
It's not just your mantel that deserves some love! Toss your throws in this funky basket and complete the fall vignette.
(via A Kailo Chic Life)
DIY Geometric Metallic Vases:
Ok, so maybe the gourds aren't doing it for you... but a shiny metallic pop is just what the doctor ordered for a dose of cheer this November.
(via Enthralling Gumption)
DIY Billy Buttons:
Who knows why these are so hard to find in stores, and who knows where they actually grow in nature? Say hello to the DIY you (and your mantel) have been waiting for.
(via Dans Le Lakehouse)
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