Back to School Mantel
Last year I decided that my mantel needed an academic makeover. Once back to school came along my summery mantel looked out of place but I wasn’t quite ready to put up all my Fall decor yet either. I came to the conclusion that a Back to School makeover was needed.
This is what my mantel looked like last year, we have moved since then. So I needed to start over and recreate my B2S mantel!
This year I left up the old window that I’ve been using and I hung a book page wreath on it.
What says school more than books? I love the warmth of books so I used them in various forms for this mantel. I stacked some red and green books up and topped them with an alarm clock, because if anything says back to school more than books it’s the reminder that those lazy days of summer are over!
I also added a couple book page covered candles that I made last year. I just decoupaged the cut pages right onto some cheap candles. Love them!
As you can see, my little 2×4 apple is now at home on my back to school mantel.
The wooden rulers and painted ABC’s made their way back onto the mantel!
I love how it turned out and HOPEFULLY it will keep my daughter excited about school for a bit.
So, am I the only weirdo that decorates for Back to School???
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