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My Fall Mantels & Home Decor

This year I just couldn’t seem to decide on what to do with my mantel. When I started putting it together it wasn’t quite fall yet…it was close, but really it was just the end of summer. So I couldn’t put out pumpkins and fall leaves because there weren’t any yet.

Instead I put out what was around, which were apples, sunflowers, dried grasses and cozy sweaters.

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

Mixed together with my Grapevine & Burlap Wreath and some pretty candles I made, it looks nice, simple and perfect for the season.

Easy DIY Sweater Candles

How to Make Fall Candle Cozies

I bought these yummy Pumpkin Spice candles and wrapped them with pieces of material I cut from an old sweater (the same sweater I used to make my Christmas Stockings).  I just wrapped the material around the candles and glued the ends together.  Just be careful when burning your candles!  Keep an eye on them as they burn down.  It might be a good idea just to keep the cozies on when they’re not lit.  Keep it safe, but cute!  😉

Easy DIY Sweater Candles

Pretty and cozy! But then all of a sudden it was fall.  Really fall…

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

Overnight pumpkins were in the stores.  Yellow leaves were out on the trees. So I revised my mantel again…

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

It’s basically the same, but the crows have landed! And the pumpkins have come out.

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

All the elements of fall came together.

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

Caw caw!  😉 It’s very different from my mantel last year, but I really like it. Change is good and sometimes you just have to go with what you’ve got!

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

I also carried my fall decorating over into other parts of our home. I brought out the fall pillows

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

And filled the coffee table with leaves and fall magazines from years past.

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

Wrapped some leaf garland through the staircase.

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

And put out bowls full of gourds and leaves.

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

Not even the kitchen table is safe from fall decor! You may recognize this bowl of fall goodies and cinnamon candle from my fall table scape!  I just couldn’t put it away!

Fall Mantels & Home Decor

It makes for a nice cheery little eating nook! All I need now is a slice of apple pie and a Pumpkin Spice Latte…it’s time to cozy up in front of the fire.

Have a cozy day!

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    Tonya Diehl
    September 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Very pretty as always Jo-Anna!! Loving those candles wrapped in the sweater material! So cute!!

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    Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething}
    September 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Love the fall decor! I love those little candle sweaters! I want a coffee table like yours! Where did you find?

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    Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . .
    September 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Beautiful mantels, Jo-Anna! I remember how stunning your mantel was last year and your two 2012 variations look just as lovely. Your stone fireplace has to be one of my favourites. Everything looks so cozy around your home for fall!

    I would love for you to come check out how I decorated my mantel for fall this year 🙂

    All the best,


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    Courtenay@Creek Line House
    September 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Love the crows! You just reminded me I should fall-up my staircase too! Fall is here!

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    Cheryl Thornton
    September 25, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    lovely fall display….

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    September 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Beautiful,Jo. I love the cozy candles and the crows! It all looks so inviting.

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    elaine - visual meringue
    September 25, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Adorable! Love it. Those candle cozzies are awesome!

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    Ali Richardson
    September 25, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Pretty!!! I love the change from Summer to Fall. It’s so noticeable when it happens. We haven’t quite gotten there yet here in SoCal but I am looking forward to it 🙂

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    Trisha @ The Sweet Survival
    September 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Love the sweater wrapped candles! They look so cozy up on your mantle!

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    September 25, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Where did you get the window frame from? I’m searching for some right now! Lovely mantel Jo-anna!

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    A Walk in the Countryside
    September 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM


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    Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)
    September 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Your Fall decor is very pretty! I especially like the candle cozies. I don’t have any old sweaters at the moment, but I might knit or crochet one or two. Thanks for the inspiration. A lovely mantel perfect for Fall. I found my way here again from PInterest.

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    September 26, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Lovely …

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    September 26, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Aren’t we having the best fall ever? ( I think of it as fall as soon as the kids are back in school because a good half of “technical” fall -sept 21 to dec 21 – is winter in this part of the world). I was actually looking forward to today’s supposed not-so- good weather as I’d be more inclined to stay inside and tackle the disaster that the house has become, but it’s looking like another sunshiny day after all. Those dust monsters and laundry mountains will just have to wait….
    Caroline, Calgary

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    September 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Oh so cozy; love the candle sweaters!

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    the cape on the corner
    September 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    i love the idea of using the apples like that. what a great mantlescape!

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    Natalie Santini
    September 28, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    I love that table JoAnna! Amazing mantle too. Well done lady. ♥

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    April Hoff
    September 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    I love the little candle sweaters! I’ve never seen anything like that, how original! Great idea!

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    Home Decor Experts - Iron Accents
    September 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Your mantle is delightful! The candle sweaters are such a cute idea, and the burlap details on that wreath are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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    September 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Great job! Your home is lovely and very welcoming.

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    Joselyn @ The DIY Spot
    October 1, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    What a great fall welcoming!

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