Creative Holidays

Mum’s Mantel

I have been admiring all of the lovely fall/Halloween mantel décor on Pinterest.

YET, instead of becoming inspired, I felt a pang of jealousy. For I do not have a mantel to decorate!

When in doubt, call your mum and decorate her mantel!. I miss living at home sometimes, purely for the creativity my parents’ chateau offers. Chateau Frankow is not only a family home filled with memories, it’s a home filled with character, to the brim!

So mum and I put our heads together, clinked glasses and got busy – starting with a clean slate. Unlike my American friends, decorating for Halloween is a bit taboo early on in October. Simply because here in the Great White North (Canada, eh), Thanksgiving comes first.

Fall décor for the win, here’s what Momma Barb and I came up with… and we had a hand from my brother’s girlfriend, Lindsey as well!

The before

Mum's Mantel - the before, fall DIY Decor | Alex Inspired

The After!

Mum's Mantel - DIY Fall Decor | Alex Inspired

Mum's Mantel - DIY Fall Decor | Alex Inspired

Mum's Mantel - DIY Fall Decor | Alex Inspired

DIY Candle Holder - Orange Glitter |Alex Inspired

This Candle Holder was a quick and easy project. Just add a piece of painters tape below the opening, add wood glue and sprinkle on some Martha Stewart Orange glitter!

DIY Fall Mantel - Halloween, thanksgiving |Alex Inspired

Here’s a special treat – a present day photograph of the “Parlour” and a vintage photo of my Babcia (Grandma) holding my dad and my Uncle, with my Ciocias (Aunts) and their family friend.

DIY Fall Mantel - Halloween, thanksgiving |Alex Inspired

DIY Fall Mantel - Halloween, thanksgiving |Alex Inspired

Happy Thanksgiving!

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