My love for Fall is beyond words - I mean college football, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, perfect weather, and colors that match my hair - what's not to love! I couldn't resist and I started decorating before September...I tried to hold myself off but once the store shelves were lined with candles and white pumpkins, I just couldn't make it.
I thought this was the best time to work on a project I have been envisioning for a few weeks. We have some great, original mantels in our home (but no actual working fireplace). To showcase the one in our main living space, I thought a simple window with a magnolia wreath would look great. The task was, how to get the window to "float" where I wanted it to. So, a drill, four hooks, and heavy duty twine later - it's a hanging window! The best thing about this, I can use the hooks for so much more than just this window (hanging mason jars with flowers, Christmas decor, you name it)!
It wasn't the easiest thing to hang - these mantles are made of super hard wood (I actually lost a screw from the back of the hook in there somewhere). I also had to make sure to get products that could hold the weight required. The hooks each have a safe working load of 35 pounds and the twine has a working load of 90 pounds. The little extra elbow grease was worth it though :)
I've added simple touches of Fall throughout our home - white pumpkins, candles, some wood pieces, and an adorable sign I found on clearance at TJ Maxx that says "Pumpkin Kisses; Harvest Wishes."
To start off September 1, 2016 I even made pumpkin cookies...yum!
Happy (almost) Fall Y'all!