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Modern White and Grey Fall Pumpkin Mantel!

I LOVE this time of year!!

autumn painted pumpkin mantel

Decorating for Fall is my favorite.

slipcover sectional

Last week I made a bleached dropcloth slipcover for my couch and I thought it would be fun to keep my Fall decor to grey and white. Kind of non-traditional. I just really wanted to go with a neutral and kind of beachy look for Fall.

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DecoArt has an awesome multi-surface line of paints coming out. They were kind of enough to send me some and ask me to make a project with them. I thought it would be fun to paint pumpkins and attach wood letters that spelled out something for Fall!! I chose the word AUTUMN.

autumn mantel and decor at tatertots and jello

Here’s how I made this Beachy Fall Mantel!

painting the pumpkins

  • I took 6 small pumpkins. You can find them at your local craft store.

first try

  • Then I painted them. I originally painted them grey but once I put them on my mantel, I found that I liked a lighter color. So I repainted them white (just keeping it real).

autumn letters for pumpkins


  • And I painted the wood letters Dolphin Grey.
  • I attached the wood letters to the pumpkins with hot glue.
  • I also painted a round grape vine wreath with the paint  and hung it on an old vintage door.

painted autumn pumpkins at tatertots and jello

I just love the way it looks!!

I think the mantel needs something else — maybe a few grey and white Fall pennants??

What do you think?? 

I love the way the Autumn Pumpkin mantel looks with my new slipcovered couch.

So light and bright!!

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autumn pumpkin mantel non traditional decor

autumn painted pumpkin mantel

DecoArt will aso have an awesome line of stencils. I made these Gold Geometric Pumpkins with their Geometric Stencil:

gold geometric pumpkin at tatertots and jello


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Americana Multi-Surface Satins are available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers.

Plus … check out this DecoArt rebate offer (click the pic for a larger version)



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Have a Creative Day!! 


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PS – I am linking this up to Thrifty Decor Chick’s Fall Mantel Party – check it out!

This post sponsored by DecoArt. Regardless of sponsorship or product provided, I only post about products or companies I love. For more information, see my disclosures.



  1. LOVE your blog! This post is SO inspiring. I feel like I could tackle those pumpkins (both the chevron and the AUTUMN ones)-so cute and festive. I love that AUTUMN sign too! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
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  2. Michelle Trane says:

    I’m dying to know what color the old door on the mantel is? Love it!

  3. it all looks so pretty & clean! love your autumn sign too! so fun.


  4. What lovely, innovative fall decorations! I love the autumn sign in particular! I gravitate to fall decor, probably because this is my favorite season!
    Abi recently posted…DIY Burlap Fall Wreath

  5. I love the modern look for fall…great job!

    Sarah @ An Inviting Home recently posted…A Simple Fall Banner

  6. Gerat idea! I love how simple your projects are but they look so fancy. Great ideas!
    Amy at Living Locurto recently posted…Living Creative Thursday Is Back – Boy Party Ideas

  7. I love all these ideas. Makes me ready for fall. Especially with all these HOT and humid days we are having here in Central TX.

    Shannon @ bohemianjunktion.com

  8. L O V E the simplicity. Sometimes that makes much more of an impact. Sit back and enjoy the beauty and breath of fresh air, don’t clutter it up!

  9. It looks great! I painted small styrofoam pumpkins that I picked up from the dollar store. I glittered the crap out of one and painted the other with a metallic champagne paint. Love how classy muted colored pumpkins are this time of year!
    Corinna Ashley recently posted…Random Collections (Five Friday Favorites)

  10. Hey Jen

    Love the white and gold and grey color combination for fall. Plus I love signs in a home and the autumn sign in your livingroom really looks great.


  11. Love it Jen! I am especially loving your tall autumn sign. Can’t wait to read how you made that one! Happy Weekend!


  12. I love the AUTUMN sign. Your tall ceilings are beautiful.
    Holly recently posted…Homework Room

  13. Michelle in Michigan says:

    A drop cloth slip cover is on my weekend agenda!!! Yours looks great! Did I miss your tutorial on it?

  14. Oh I love the clean feel of the grey & white. It gives a lovely feeling of peace & calm. I must be in that mode because my latest project for our mantle was grey & white too.

    Apologies for being MIA & not visiting & commenting too much this week- been absolutely overwhelmed with catching up from the long weekend. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel- which is great as we go into another weekend :)

    Have a good one Jen!!!
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  15. how cool! GREAT idea with the letters. never seen that before – it looks awesome! and who says falll decor needs to be in all fall colors anyway :)

  16. I love this idea and colour scheme! I have a coastal theme to my home and have been trying to brainstorm how I am to decorate for autumn with all these starfish and blue tones.
    I can’t wait to see more!
    brandi @ Nest of Bliss recently posted…diy Curtain Clip Rings / Sheets for Curtains

  17. These are soo pretty! I love the look of the non traditional white! Very chic!
    Katie @ Made to be a Momma recently posted…Safari Baseball Cap Holder

  18. Love it! Perfect for the way my home is decorated! I think we might have similar mantels! :)

  19. I am STUNNED! This is SO modern and chic! Love it and I just pinned it to my Fall Crafts Board here!
    GREAT Job!


  20. I think the wreath is the show stopper! I love it!

  21. You are so sweet Krista!! That really means so much to me! Have a happy day!


  22. I love your beachy fall look Jen – the pumpkins are adorable and the whole thing is so soft and pretty. I love the touch of gold in your autumn sign too. Hmmm… I am feeling newly inspired!! Thanks!
    Krista @ the happy housie recently posted…Project BLUE: A DIY Cloche from a Dollar Store Hurricane Lantern


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