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Neutral Fall Mantel Decor

Fall is finally in the air around here! Boots are coming out, football games are being watched, and flannel shirts have already been worn. Now, I'm just waiting for a perfect night for a campfire! Fall also means lots and lots of new decor! ....and that winter is around the corner, but we won't get into that and ruin the spirit :)

This week, I'm teaming up with fellow bloggers to share some fall mantel inspiration hosted by the lovely Carrie from Lovely, Etc. I don't know about you, but I think I look for mantel ideas more than anything, so today you get a whole bunch in one place :) All the links are at the bottom of this post so be sure to check them out!

This year for my mantels, I went neutral. Well, technically for the past 8 years I have gone neutral :) I did add some greens into the decor which is new for me for fall decor. I loved how it turned out! The first mantel is the one in my living room.  
 I played around with this one for awhile. Am I the only one that c…

Fall Home Decorating Ideas: Tour 2018

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Summer is winding down, or so they say :) It's still 90 degrees here; I'll take that any day over snow. Fall is bittersweet for me. I love it, I really do, but I hate that right after it is winter. So, when fall comes, I'm always hesitant to grasp a hold of it. It seriously took a lot out of me to add pumpkins and fall decor throughout my house. But, it's done and just in time for this years Fall Home Tours hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. This week, I'm joining 30 other bloggers showcasing their homes for fall! They are full of inspiration so be sure to check out the entire line up at the bottom of this (long) post :) Ahead of me in the tours is 11 Magnolia Lane, go check how Amy decorated her new house for the fall if you haven't had a chance already!

Most years for my fall decor, I usually go pretty neutral. I decided to change up things just a tiny bit. Not a lot, but enough that it's different for me. I ad…

Pastel Halloween Decor: Blooming Skull Vase

Today I'm continuing my Pastel-oween decor series. You can check out all the other projects in the series at the bottom of this post. 

Today's project is a blooming skull or a skull vase. I am all for super easy decor and this is one of them! This literally took me like 5 minutes to do. 
 All you need:
Large styrofoam skull (found at Michaels)
Faux or real flowers
 There are two ways of doing this. First is if you want to use fake flower stems. Since the skull is styrofoam, the stems stick right into the top. So, just keep adding stems until you get your desired look.
 I decided to go for a whole bunch aproach and keep my faux stems together. This is also the way to do it if you want to add a small votive/vase into the skull to place water and real flowers. 

I took my large knife and cut about a 2.5" circle into the top of the head. I made sure the knife was long enough to reach the bottom of the skull. I made the circle once and was able to pop out a good amount of the sty…

Pastel Halloween Decor: Ombre Skull Tree Tutorial

I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)
Who says that Halloween decor has to be black and orange? I'm all for changing things up, and truthfully, making things not so scary since I have littles running around the house. Of course, my oldest did tell me that the pink skulls look scarier than the original ones. So, I'm not sure if I helped things or not :) 

Today is the first project in a serious based on Pastel-oween decor :) (see what I did there? ha!) Today, I'm going to share with you how to make an awesome ombre skull tree. 
 This tree is pretty inexpensive and super easy to make. Here are the supplies I used:
DecoArt Americana Neon Lights in Pink Explosion and Green Energy
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Snow White
48 small skull heads (found these at Michaels, comes in a bag of 12)
1 medium skull head (found at Michaels, comes in a bag of 6)
1 11" tall paper mache cone form
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