Thanksgiving Mantel

thanksgiving mantel

As the seasons change, so does the mantel!
And seriously, how cute are those printables?  I have the honor of working with Life-n-Reflections as an affiliate.  Life-n-Reflection carries a wide variety of photo templates, textures, and printable party supplies.  When Kristy sent me this file, I was so excited to incorporate it into my Thanksgiving Mantel!
(If you haven’t entered our Life-n-Reflection giveaway, click here!)

This adorable family tree printable is a Photoshop printable.  She has a great YouTube tutorial on how to use the clip masking.  As someone who had never done clip masking in Photoshop, I was easily able to interpret her tutorial and come up with this great fall printable for my mantel.
thanksgiving mantel
The Fall Time pennant banner is another Life-n-Reflection creation and part of her harvest line.  I draped the hemp twine across the upper corner of my wood photo backdrop and used mini clothespins to attach the pennants.  Then I used my Cameo to cut out the wording at the bottom.
thanksgiving mantel
thanksgiving mantel

Don’t you just love corn seeds and wheat?  It really screams “harvest” in my opinion!

thanksgiving mantel
I found this wicker pumpkin at Michaels in the clearance section.  It had lights but I didn’t like them so I cut them out.
thanksgiving mantel
I am beyond thrilled with how it turned out!
thanksgiving mantel
Do you decorate your mantel for Thanksgiving?
PS – Life-n-Reflection released their Christmas Countdown this week!
Isn’t it adorable?!
Disclosure:  I was given free product from Life-n-Reflection as part of an affiliate program.  The opinions expressed here are 100% mine.  For more, see my disclosure page.
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Take a Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts 
Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs
  Live.Laugh.Linky @ Live.Laugh.Rowe. 
 I’m Lovin It @ Tidy Mom
Happy Hour Friday @ Happy Hour Projects

Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence

Friday Flair @ Whipperberry

Happy Hour @ Crafty Scrappy Happy

Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now 
Create & Inspire @ A Night Owl
Strut Your Stuff @ Six Sisters’ Stuff

Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter
Overflowing with Creativity @ It’s Overflowing
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Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Nap Time
Think Pink @ Flamingo Toes

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About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Gorgeous mantle! I love the wheat in the glass vase especially.

  2. Jill, your Thanksgiving mantel is Fabulous! I love how you clipped in your family photos and the Harvest Tags into the Family Tree Printable!! It is so darling and I agree the corn and wheat really give it all a Fall Feeling.

  3. So so cute! I love the little touches, but that harvest pennant banner is my fave:)

  4. Jill! This is stunning, I love the clean, fresh look of it! I just did my mantle too…but yours is my new fave! Great job!

  5. Looks great!!! I especially the popcorn candle…so creative and cute!!

  6. It looks fab! I especially love the cute wicker pumpkin! :0)

  7. Love the corn round the candle!

    Visiting from Happy Hour Projects


  8. Love the corn! Such a beautiful mantel! Have a great weekend.
    House on the Way

  9. Looks great. I love the idea of using popcorn seeds – genius.

  10. Jill that is just beautiful! It captures the essence of Thanksgiving and I love how soft and natural it all looks. Thank you so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday!

  11. It looks great!!

  12. Love this mantel. It is clean, crisp, and fresh but with a fall feel! I love the wood Grateful sign with the banner. I just might try something like that myself. Visiting from Happy Hour. I’m your newest follower.


  13. You did such a fabulous job on your mantel! I love all the little details, the bunting, the reclaimed wood, the wheat, all of it!

  14. So beautiful. I love everything about it. I’ve skipped the Thanksgiving mantel this year from feeling lazy. Now I want to figure something out!

  15. I absolutely love your mantle. Your grateful wood sign is gorgeous and I am totally going to copy you…if that’s ok:) If you have a sec, I would love for you to share at Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time On My Hands.

  16. Gorgeous mantle! I love the pallet art and banner on it!

  17. Love the mantle. It’s fabulous. My favorite is the grateful heart wood sign.

  18. That looks so nice! I am loving seeing all of these gorgeous decor and crafty ideas for Thanksgiving. I should totally adopt thanksgiving over here in the UK… Even if it makes people think i’m a weirdo! lol! :)

  19. This is very simple & clean yet has a Fall feel! Very beautiful! Love the wood sign!

  20. Beautiful mantel! I love the wood sign, the stain is gorgeous!

  21. Love this! I like how you used corn kernels as part of your decor!

  22. Your mantel is AMAZINGLY beautiful my friend!!! So pretty!!!

  23. Super cute! I am sharing on my FB page!

  24. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today!!

  25. Your mantel looks awesome. We don’t have a mantel (military housing) so sadly no decoration there. But the house does get new decorations for each season. Come check some out.


  26. Love this! So beautiful! If I may ask…why did you choose a Cameo {over a crucit}? Just asking because I’d like to get one of the machines, too. Just don’t know what would be best.

  27. This mantel is beautiful! I especially love your wood sign!


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