Four Ways to Say Fall

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Fall, autumn, harvest – no matter how you say it, the same things come to mind.  Changing leaves, orange pumpkins, the smell of cinnamon all let us know that fall is here.  Why not take it a step further and spell it out for people that don’t get the hint.  Adding a touch of typography to your seasonal décor is an easy way to give your mantle yet another layer of interest.  

I am in love with this mantle by A Pop of Pretty.  I have a slight obsession with changing my photographs out seasonally and these giant poster size prints are a great idea.  The snuggly clothes her children are wearing and the pumpkins and hay all clue us in that a mug of hot apple cider might be a good idea.  The burlap banner that says fall is the icing on the cake.

Over at the Kim Six Fix she shares not one, but two fall mantles in her home.  Be sure to check out her tutorial on making that amazing fall leaf from sticks.  So cute and clever.  He mantle incorporates so many seasonal favorites like apples and pinecones.  She made her simple and sweet Autumn banner using paper leaves from the dollar store and a Sharpie.  That is the kind of banner anyone could make.

Heather from At The Picket Fence is not only falling for fall, she is falling for fonts.  Letters of every shape, size, font and color abound at your local craft store.  What you spell is only limited by your imagination.  Heather had the genius idea to use a metal tray and magnet endowed letters for her fall mantle.  The nice thing about this project is you could easily change the word out.  I see Joy or Ho Ho Ho in the near future.

Was I not just telling you about how awesome chalkboards are?  Another perfect example abounds over on Manuela’s blog A Cultivated Nest.  If Shabby Chic is your jam, her rustic mantle is to die for.  Not only am I smitten on the chalkboard, I love the orange crocheted doilies on top of her pumpkins.

How do you say fall?


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