Fallified Mantle

Mantle shmantle.
Took me a good week to achieve contentment with my fall mantle.
A week.
Started with this one.

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Colors were a little bright.
Just wasn’t quiet right.  


So…I decided to tone down the colors.
Switched out the orange pea thingies for the pine cone twig thingies.
Took away the leaf topiaries.
I liked it…
…but not enough.

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Decided to head to Hobby Lobby to see if I could find a larger frame…
…but then had another idea…


CANVAS FUN!
CRAFT PAPER FUN!!
MOD PODGE FUN!!!


I SHOULD HAVE BEEN A TEACHER!


I DON’T KNOW WHY I AM SCREAMING!


I decided to try my hand at making my own artwork.
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Picked out my favorite craft paper designs.
Fun part was planning the layout.
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Final decision.
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Oh what!?!
I flippin love it!
Seriously, can’t even believe how great it looks…well…to me anyway.
Craig likes it.
So does Bella.
It really fills up the empty space doesn’t it?
Also switched out the dark candles for lighter ones, and switched the books.
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Then…I had another great idea.
BAM!
Check out the frames with more DIY artwork.
Man, I’m on a roll.
Man, my fireplace is sooo dirty.
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Artwork at it’s finest!
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Craig thinks I should frame it.
I think not.
What do you think?

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Melissa Keyes
09/29/2012 8:11pm

I love the framed leaves, you are so creative!

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Luisa
09/29/2012 9:23pm

Thank you for the comment Melissa!

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Pat Brock
09/29/2012 8:56pm

Great idea.Love the fall art. No frame needed for that.

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Luisa
09/29/2012 9:24pm

Thanks for the confirmation Pat! I totally agree 🙂

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You are very clever to whip up that art! I vote for no frame. I think it will be too heavy over your other pretty decorations on the mantle. Linda

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Luisa
09/30/2012 5:43am

Thank you Linda! Guess what? Your comment is my first blog comment from someone that I don’t know! Can you imagine my excitement? Haha! It’s the little things 🙂

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Dorothy
09/30/2012 8:58am

I love it. I would leave art work unframed. You are the most creative person I know. Great Job!

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Luisa
10/01/2012 10:18am

You are so sweet Dorothy. Thank you 🙂

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09/30/2012 3:15pm

Your final mantle looks great! Your DIY artwork made all the difference! Life to the full, Melissa

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Luisa
10/01/2012 10:19am

Thank you Melissa! 🙂

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Linda
09/30/2012 4:28pm

Your mantel looks great. The artwork is perfect, no frame needed.

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Luisa
10/01/2012 10:19am

Thank you so much!

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10/01/2012 10:54am

I absolutely adore this! I love decoupage and may just have to try my hand at something like this. Outstanding!
Brenda

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Luisa
10/02/2012 10:23am

Thank you very much 🙂

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10/01/2012 1:00pm

LOVE it! That art was the finishing touch it needed! Perfect end-result!

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Luisa
10/02/2012 10:24am

Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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10/02/2012 1:02am

Found you through Tip Junkie; I loved seeing your creative process through your images and the ever-growing mantle display. Love your collage of scrapbook paper. And if you add a frame, I wouldn’t do a conventional one. Maybe a ruffled one out of burlap? But it’s great as is!

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Luisa
10/02/2012 10:25am

Thank you for your kind words! Made my day!

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10/03/2012 3:15am

What a great mantle! I love what you did with the scrapbook paper. Thanks for sharing!

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Luisa
10/03/2012 2:51pm

Thank you Brittany!

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10/06/2012 2:08pm

Oh, it is fabulous! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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Luisa
10/06/2012 4:20pm

You are so sweet! Thank you 🙂

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Barbara Livdahl
10/17/2012 10:47am

Popped over here from The Inspired Room and I love your artwork ~ great idea! No frame needed, IMO!

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