A Fall Mantel in Pastels – Harvest Hop 2021

$10
30 Minutes
Easy

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The 2021 Harvest Hop features 11 bloggers sharing their fall inspired DIY’s, home decor ideas and even a harvest gardening tip!

My fall mantel takes a pastel spin on the fall season with colors in shades of aqua, tan, green and pink. A fall mantel in pastels is perfect for me because I don’t use the traditional colors of orange, brown, red and yellow or the usual haybales and scarecrows! However, pumpkins are another story. But I need velvet pumpkins, whitewashed pumpkins and gold stemmed pumpkins to make my pastel fall come together!

A Pastel Fall Mantel Made Simple

For this vignette on the fireplace hearth I used a stool to create some height. The gold house is actually a planter from Big Lots that was purchased on summer clearance. The initial pumpkins and velvet pumpkin were from the Dollar Tree. And the turquoise pumpkin in the berry basket was actually from this candlestick that I thrifted, took apart and painted!

In a ceramic thrifted basket I placed the repurposed pumpkin with berries that were another end of season clearance find at Michael’s. I shop for holidays all year long – check out this post for some more holiday on a budget decorating tips.


A Pastel Fall Mantel Made With DIY Projects

In this vignette more I placed more Dollar Tree velvet pumpkins but with a little gold added to their stem. You can check out that project here. The ceramic pumpkin is also from Dollar Tree. The Harvest sign is made from items in my craft closet and the Dollar Tree!


Harvest Sign For Your Fall Mantel

Supplies not pictured and used in making the Harvest sign were


  • Metal Words from the Dollar Tree, the word Harvest was used
  • Scrapbook Paper and Letter Stickers (spelling happy)
  • Mod Podge and a foam brush
  • Grey Chalk Paint
  • Sand Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun

DIY Your Own Harvest Sign
  • I purchased an off season wooden sign at the Goodwill. You can get these at thrift stores, craft stores or repurpose one in your home! Paint your wooden sign the color of your choice. Let dry while you complete other steps.
  • Remove pumpkins from your Dollar Tree Pumpkin Hanger.
    • Trace the three pumpkins on the back of your scrapbook paper and cut out.
    • Mod Podge your paper onto each of your pumpkins.
    • When dry, sand the edges of the pumpkins to get a smooth edge and run an ink pad along the edges for shadow and and the perfect amount of distressing.
  • Attach two pumpkins on the outside edges of your sign and one on top in the middle with your glue gun.
  • Above the pumpkins place your harvest metal word with your glue gun and letter stickers spelling happy.
More Close Ups of This Fall Mantel

Once again Dollar Tree pumpkins, repurposed pumpkins (from the candlestick above), thrifty finds and crafty DIY projects to make our mantel and hearth pretty as a pink pumpkin!


For more fall decorations add vintage flashcards to your displays, tablescapes, and tiered trays. Get your Fall and Autumn Fun Digital Print Flashcards in Twig and Fluff, the Fifth Sparrow No More’s online store!

How about some fall inspiration from my friends? Check out their posts in the Harvest Hop and make sure to let me know which ones you LOVED in the comments.
-Tell them Kristin from A Fifth Sparrow No More sent you

Thank you for joining the Harvest Hop 2021

xox Kristin

Kristin Perez
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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